Taxation without representation is the point. IfIlive or runabusiness in Washington and have no property in Texas, the state of Texas has no jurisdiction over me and should not be able to compel me to collect tax or do anything else. IfaTexan orders from me, it is THEIR responsibility to report the purchase and pay the tax. In states with sales tax, this is commonly the law. The fact that compliance is almost zero, is that state’s problem, not mine. The Federal government should have no place in this.