Amazon cuts ties with online associates in Missouri

Aug 19, 2013

Credit Elizabeth Trovall / KBIA

Online retailer Amazon is severing ties with its online associates in Missouri because of a new state sales tax law.

Amazon Associates are people who write blogs or product reviews then link to They collect commissions if people use their link to buy at Amazon.

The Kansas City StarĀ reports that Amazon blames its decision on to sever ties with its Missouri associates a new Missouri new law that takes effect this month subjecting those transactions to sales taxes. The retailer says it will no longer pay advertising fees for customers referred to an Amazon site after Aug. 27.

Rep. Jeremy LaFaver, a Kansas City Democrat, says lawmakers didn't hear from Amazon when the bill was under debate in the Legislature.