Bravo, North Dakota
I want to just take a minute to thank and applaud North Dakota for being on the cutting edge of technology and tax policy. A CNET article talks about how a North Dakota state legislator filed a bill that would specifically exempt digital downloads from taxation. The article touches on a few of the issues that I previously mentioned, like how a state government can’t be a nexus for external taxation, and how this proposed taxation of digital products is a short-sighted and foolhardy expedition. The article also talks about the states (17 of them) that are already taxing digital downloads, and two more that are going to try: Mississippi and New York. Despite failing previously, New York is yet again trying to kill business and growth.
I know this is not a Missouri issue yet, but I would really love to see someone who has a great record of being in touch with the people and populist issues take it up here in Missouri. Any suggestions?