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Amazon terminates North Carolina affiliates

If you’re a member of the Amazon Associates affiliate program and live in the state of North Carolina, today was the day you’ve dreaded: your Amazon Associates account has been officially terminated.

Thanks to legislation that threatens to force Amazon to collect sales tax on purchases made in North Carolina even though Amazon has no physical presence in the state on the basis that its contracts with North Carolina affiliates essentially constitute the legal equivalent of such a presence.