Cnet News: “The halcyon days of tax-free Internet shopping will, if Rep. Bill Delahunt gets his way, soon be coming to an abrupt end. Delahunt, a Massachusetts Democrat, introduced a bill on Thursday that would rewrite the ground rules for Internet and mail order sales by eliminating the option for many Americans to shop over the Internet without paying state sales taxes.”
Apparently Mr. Delahunt won’t let a little thing like the U.S. Constitution and U.S. Supreme Court case law stand in the way of taxing everything that moves. U.S. law prohibits a jurisdiction from taxing a company that does not have a presence, aka, nexus, with the taxing jurisdiction. It’s not even a maybe. It is as clear as any law can be.