Re: Totally Skewed Outlook!
"I sympathize with the States. The lack of sales tax imposed on online sales is a true loophole in the principle that they are allowed to tax anything bought by a resident."
Ah, but here's the rub. The buyer normally pays B&M sales tax at the vendor's state. If a Virginian heads to DC on a trip and buys something in DC proper, he pays the DC sales tax (which is higher than Virginia's). So now ask, where is the buyer officially buying the goods? At the seller's state or at the buyer's state? How was this resolved back in the catalog-and-telephone days?