The State Tax Grab
Cash-hungry governments are shaking down non resident businesses and workers.
By Steven Malanga
The City Journal, Winter 2014 - Revenue-hunting states have lately gone beyond raising their own taxes; now they're trying to shake down firms and workers in other states. Stretching the limits of the U.S. Constitution's Commerce Clause to the breaking point, local revenue agents have seized out-of-state trucks simply passing through their jurisdiction, refusing to release them until the firms that dispatched them fork over corporate income taxes.