December 5, 2013 Last Updated 8:29 am

Amazon reopens Associates program for residents of Illinois

State Supreme Court ruling opens the way for Amazon to restart program

The Illinois State Supreme Court ruled in October that the state’s online sales tax law, the Main Street Fairness Act, passed in 2011, was unconstitutional. That law required consumers to pay sales taxes on their online purchases through a mechanism on the state income tax returns. That law resulting in Amazon closing down their Amazon Associates program in Illinois.

But now that the Illinois Supreme Court has vacated that law, Amazon will be restarting its program.

Late yesterday afternoon Amazon sent former affiliates an email announcing the news:


We’re pleased to announce that the Amazon Associates program is again open to residents of the State of Illinois. We’re now able to re-open the program because the Illinois State Supreme Court recently struck down legislation that had forced Amazon to close the program to residents of Illinois. Amazon strongly supports federal legislation like the Marketplace Fairness Act that’s now pending before Congress, which is the only constitutional way to resolve interstate sales tax collection issues.

Residents of Illinois who would like to participate in the Amazon Associates program can submit an application here:

Thanks for your past participation in the Amazon Associates program. We hope to see you again soon.

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