Except that as for our national Legislature, per our U.S. Constitution (A.I,S.9,C.5) states that: “No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state.”
And the states cannot without the consent of Congress, as per A.I,S.10,C.2-3:
“No state shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection laws: and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any state on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the treasury of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of the Congress.”
“No state shall, without the consent of Congress, … enter into any agreement or compact with another state, …”
Now, while generally speaking imports and exports refers to trading internationally and not from state-to-state, the states are in-fact foreign and sovereign to one another, save for explicit Constitutional considerations.
If I were to drive to another state to make a purchase and then return to my state of residence with my new purchase, my home state has no legal right to tax me as I cross its borders as if I were otherwise reentering America from another nation; hence, neither should any state tax one of its residents for making an out of state purchase by telecommunications (phone or Internet) or by mail.
Congress seriously needs to put a stop to all of this utter nonsense. If the masses truly are demanding this as a new way to shop, i.e., online shopping, than businesses, both local and abroad need to adapt and then readapt or otherwise suck it up.
Last edited by Weston White; 07-30-2012 at 04:08 AM.
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There will still be giant loopholes if this happens. Companies will incorporate in states without sales tax. Folks who live in those states will start passthrough operations for buyers who live in a high sales tax area. Use another currency. Some small businesses might not even comply. Who would enforce it? Would each state have to sue each respective business in order to ensure compliance?
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