Living in a state with no sales tax is great for many reasons, but one thing I understand is that my state government will still find a way to keep the lights on and pay the services the people of New Hampshire expect. That is why I get frustrated when I see license plates from neighboring states that cross the border to take advantage of system while being able to avoid contributing to our state in the same way everyone who lives here does.
This is why I think that states with no sales tax should only have that option for people who live in that state. I find a system that allows people to cross an invisible line in order to avoid paying their fair share inherently unfair to the people who reside in the state that pay their taxes in other ways.
An easy way to make this a reality is to require shoppers to show proof of residence before paying. We currently charge $10 for a non-driver ID card, but I think that should be reduced to zero.
I'm interested to hear what people who live in "border" states think about this. Do you understand why people like me are frustrated that you take advantage of our tax laws or do you have no problem with the status quo?