News Brief: Affiliate Nexus Tax and Illinois Unemployment Figures

The US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics released a chart of unemployment figures for Illinois from January 2010 to July 2011.  The chart shows a sharp decline in employment. The affiliate industry has grabbed those figures and highlighted the dates the state tax hike was enacted and the when the Affiliate Nexus Tax was signed in to law by Governor Pat Quinn.

Illinois Unemployment Numbers Increase Due to Affiliate Nexus Tax

The figures have become a rallying cry for affiliates in the state with Brian Littleton, Owner of ShareASale, leading the call:

“(We are) trying to get the Illinois Affiliate Nexus Tax Law repealed. Please if you are an Illinois Affiliate Marketer that has been affected by this – contact via email brian [at] shareasale.com Get involved, we need you!”

Due directly to the tax several large affiliate companies, including Coupon Cabin and Fatwallet respectively, were forced to leave Illinois. California’s recent repeal of its affiliate nexus tax has given the industry hope that the Illinois’ law can be repealed as well.