Don’t allow states to tax e-commerce
Traditional retailers would have us believe that online purchases that aren’t subject to state sales taxes are a scourge, and they’ve decided to do something about it: Lobby Congress to change the law. Many states, strapped for cash and happy to have someone else do their tax collecting, are only too willing to enlist the help. The digital economy is not the black market. Rather than encumber a growing sector of our economy with an inefficient tax system, states should be searching for ways to streamline and simplify taxes.