HRoth - 5:48 pm on Apr 21, 2010 (gmt 0)
"Completely disagree. If a merchant does not have a physical presence in the state, the merchant is not required to collect sales tax."
But that's just what they're aiming to change. And they will. As long as it's just a few states here and there, then people will be willing to buy from some other state to avoid paying sales tax. But once it reaches critical mass, people are just going to pay it instead of buying from abroad, even from close-by folks like Canada.
I don't see the parallel with kiosks. They have to collect sales tax from every customer they have. Are you saying ecommerce is like a kiosk?