Seattle – Amazon.com (NASD: AMZN) is ending its affiliate sales program
in the state of Illinois, following the passage of a bill that will require
affiliates to collect sales tax on purchases by state residents, CNET reported.
The move will affect some 9,000 Amazon affiliates in the state who earn
commissions when consumers click through links on their websites to purchase
items on Amazon.
Facing similar sales tax collection laws, Amazon has already shuttered
affiliate programs in Colorado, North Carolina, and Rhode Island.
has also said it will sever ties with over 10,000 affiliates in California,
should that state pass a similar law.