I'm surprised that in the age of Facebook and High-Speed Internet the government hasn't proposed virtual taxation as a means to solve the growing budget deficit that is happening everywhere.
Perhaps they already have. It's called withholding.
Here is an interesting e-mail:
Dear OOIDA Member, (Owner-Operators Independant Drivers Association).
A bill that will repeal the 2013 requirement that all federal, state and larger local government entities withhold 3% of the payments they make to businesses that do work for them will be voted on by the U.S. Senate TODAY.
The Senate will begin debating and amending H.R. 674 (http://www.ooida.com/Documents/HR674-112th.pdf) sometime early this afternoon and is scheduled to vote on the bill’s final passage early this evening.
With the help of many truckers, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 405-16 to pass H.R. 674 a few weeks ago. Now it’s the Senate’s turn to do the right thing.
Please call both of your Senators today and tell them to support H.R. 674!
To contact your lawmakers in the U.S. Senate, simply call the U.S. Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and provide the operator with your home zip code. The operator will connect you to your lawmakers’ offices.
You are also welcome to call OOIDA at (800) 444-5791. Association staff will be happy to provide you contact information for your Senators.