Breaking: Amazon Opens Affiliate/Associate Program Up To Connecticut Residents

Good news if you live in the state of Connecticut. The ban that’s been in place on Connecticut Amazon affiliates has finally been lifted, and Amazon is now accepting CT-based associates. Other banned states (Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, North Carolina, or Rhode Island) are still closed to affiliates. So what changed?

Amazon hasn’t allowed affiliate from these states, because these states would consider these people Amazon employees, and tax Amazon as if they were located in the state. To avoid these taxes, Amazon has steered clear of CT (and the other listed states) for several years.

Amazon recently decided to build a multi-million dollar fulfillment center in Connecticut. Therefore, they’re already going to be paying Connecticut taxes, and affiliates pose no problem. Recently, they slyly updated their terms and conditions to allow CT affiliates, and applications from the state are already being approved.

Amazon has no plans to reopen Affiliate ties in any of the other banned states right now.

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