Ya know, I’m getting so sick of politics, in particular Illinois politics. Now not only has Amazon.com “fired” us moms in Illinois as affiliates but I just received another email from the parent company of Diapers.com stating the same information.
Today I received the email about Diapers.com:
As of Friday, April 1st 2011, Quidsi, parent company of Diapers.com, Soap.com, and Diapers.com will no longer be able to have relationships with affiliates in Illinois. Unfortunately, a new state tax law signed by Governor Quinn compels us to terminate this program for Illinois. It specifically imposes the collection of taxes from consumers on sales by online retailers – including but not limited to those referred by Illinois-based affiliates like you – even if those retailers have no physical presence in the state.
We had opposed this new tax law because it is unconstitutional and counterproductive. It was supported by national retailing chains, most of which are based outside Illinois, that seek to harm the affiliate advertising programs of their competitors. Similar legislation in other states has led to job and income losses, and little, if any, new tax revenue. We deeply regret that its enactment forces this action.
As a result of the new law, relationships with all Illinois affiliates and Quidsi will be terminated.
The Quidsi Team
I hate to see what this state is coming to with all of the recent and upcoming changes good ole Quinn is allowing. I wonder how many other companies will follow suit and leave us behind :(.