I'm planning on launching a website that revolves around product recommendations and reviews, which would make use of the Amazon API to take advantage of their affiliate program.
I was surprised to learn, however, that as a resident of North Carolina I wasn't eligible for the program! Apparently, long story short, there was a dispute over taxes and Amazon decided to pull out of NC.
It is my understanding that simply renting a UPS mailbox outside of the state for the purpose of doing the affiliate program would be illegal, since technically my business would be based in NC (because it is where I was planning on forming the LLC).
Does anyone know if this is in fact true?
I'm now thinking about forming an out-of-state LLC in order to rent the mailbox and then simply have the mail forwarded to my current address in NC. For the registered agent, I saw that Intuit's MyCorporation service was recommended in response to a question similar to mine: http://www.mycorporation.com/business-formations/registered-agent-services.jsp .
Besides all of the tax hassles, are there any other potential pitfalls that may be involved with this approach?
And if anyone has any possible alternatives to this problem, I'd love to hear them!