Quoting Gerard Keating (gerard.keating at fintrax.com):
> >> BTW do US->EU purchases have to pay US sales tax?
>> Nope, Effectively most mail-order and online sales are free of sales
> tax, except if you live in the home state of the Vendor.
Or if you live in a state where the vendor has a substantial business
presence (which in practice means a business office).
> Sales taxes are levied by the individual state (Ohio, Texas etc.) and
> they cannot levy taxes on external sales....
The "interstate commerce clause" says that Congress alone, and not the
states, may regulate commerce among states or with foreign nations
(US Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3).
By the way, since we USAians seem not to be using the Constitution at
the moment, maybe some other country would like to borrow it for a while?
It has some pleasant if unfashionable provisions about freedom of speech
and assembly, etc.
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