I posted the link in reply to your saying bullion wasn't taxable in Ohio. Re "Double Taxation": Loads of things are double taxed and triple taxed and that's just how it is. When you buy things you pay "Sales & Use" taxes, when you sell things you pay "Income" taxes. It's just the way it goes. Governments provide a lot for us that we take for granted and our taxes go to pay for all of it. Governments are also notorious for wasting and even abusing a lot of our tax money. But at the end of the day, I still believe we are better off than we were 500+ years ago and during the past few thousand years when you literally had to give your last bit of food grown or goat raised to the corrupt tax collector who would jail you without due process if he didn't like the way you looked at him. On the whole we've come a long way since then. And you know what they say about Death and Taxes. Not to mention, who said life is supposed to be fair? Re the differences in states taxes: I'm sure you know that the "United States" is a Constitutional Republic made up of 50 states that are each independent states, even while being part of the greater Republic of the United States. Each state can set its own laws however it wants, provided it does not go against Federal Laws which are set forth by our Federal Government and which must follow and cannot be contrary to The Constitution of the USA and which are interpreted by the USA Supreme Court when cases come before them. As an example, it is legal for minors to get married with parental consent at different ages in different states, because age of marriage is under the jurisdiction of each state. Each state can be compared to it's own little "Minor Country" within the greater Country of the United States. Thankfully we don't need passports and to go through border patrol to travel between states. In Europe, before the European Union was created, passports were needed and people had to go through border patrol to travel between countries with smaller populations than some of our states. I'm sure you also know that 37 of the 50 states joined the United States in different years along the way in our 250 year history, and that each state has different needs based on how it is different in various ways. As an example, there are states that have small populations but some big businesses have a lot of agriculturally based interests there and the state may have decided that it's better to collect tax revenue for the state by taxing those businesses rather than taxing their very few retail consumers or individuals. So there are lots of different ways to set up HOW things are taxed and each state and jurisdiction figures it out for itself based upon lots of varying factors based upon what works best for them. Some states have Income taxes, others don't. And in relation to this thread, some states (5 to be exact) don't have Sales Taxes.