TM Editor's Note - A Taxing Situation
In fact, 31 states and the District of Columbia have created a Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement that will simplify the many tax codes into a more manageable system. Buh-bye complexity argument. The requirements to enact such an agreement and get federal backing for it, however, are a cobweb of if-thens that I could not begin to tackle in this column.
So, the question of the moment: Do direct marketing channels deserve protection from taxation?