FYI, some states, like my home state Texas, require a sales tax to be paid on online or catalog purchases if the business has a presence in the state (i.e. Dell Computer, Crucial Memory, Best Buy, etc.). The last time I purchased a song off of iTunes I was chared a sales tax automatically. My guess is that Apple has something within Texas that requires them to collect sales tax from people within the state. To paraphrase something I once heard: Our fore fathers once fought for “No taxation without representation”, well I hate to tell them that taxation with representation isn’t much better.