Recently Amazon signed an agreement to collect state sales taxes with several states. The US Constitution in Article 1 Section 9 reads "No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any State". Section 10 reads "no State shall, without the consent of the Congress, lay any imposts or duties on imports or exports, except what may be absolutely necessary for executing it's inspection laws: and the net produce of all duties and imposts, laid by any State on imports or exports, shall be for the use of the Treasury of the United States; and all such laws shall be subject to the revision and control of the Congress.
The State has a provision in its tax laws and on its tax forms to impute the value of items purchased from out of state. This action is in violation of the above provision so the State has, by contract, made Amazon and soon others who are not corporations registered or established in this State, tax collectors on behalf of the state. No skin off their noses because they just pass the cost on to the consumer, you. If you challenge the State to get this back you will lose and if you petition the federal government for redress you will lose because the right to petition does not imply the government's obligation to redress that grievance.
On another matter, one of the biggest scams going is identity theft protection. Lifelock is the biggest perpetrator and their pitch is " we will spend up to a million dollars to get your name back". Notice, they didn't say that if your identity is stolen and it results in your loss of money, they will not get your money back. The reason is that it is next to impossible to get money from any of your accounts with your password. Your credit card company's protect themselves with elaborate safeguards such as not allowing you to draw more than a certain amount at any one time and if you try they will block the withdrawal from your account. Their triggers are very elaborate to the point I received a call from mine yesterday for five transaction that didn't even add to $300 dollars but were for similar items from five different firms.
I was caught in this scam but when I realized I was paying over $100 per year for protection I didn't need from a company who would not do any more than contact the credit card company or the Social Security administration to alert them to someone who had stolen my card and tried to buy something from a vendor without providing them not only the number but the security code on the back of it which does not record when your card is swiped but that you must use when you make a purchase on line but not in a store.
When you use a debit card, the debit card company guarantees the vendor his money only if the cardholder has an account and an amount to cover the value of the purchase. If it is a stolen card and the account holder claims he did not make the purchase the credit card company is on the hook if they refund the amount of the purchase. The card companies don't like that and take great pains to prevent such transactions, even on you own purchases. You certainly don't need a third party to protect you from yourself except for the scammers who will try and convince you that you do. When I cancelled my subscription they tried to persuade me they were providing me a needed service but in the end allowed me to cancel because they could no longer charge me a fee without payment. Unfortunately too many people have fallen for the scam and give little thought to automatically falling for it every time the annual payment comes around.
Your government is not so generous because if you don't pay up they can take things from you by law. Which gets me to what happens if you don't pay your federal taxes. There is also a company that will help you avoid payment for a fee. What you don't realize is that the federal government cannot force you to pay because all federal taxes, including the income tax are unconstitutional and the government cannot let you challenge it because they are all unconstitutional on the basis that they are written as bills of attainder to provide benefits or penalties to certain individuals or groups and specifically prohibited by the constitutions of not only the United States but of the States themselves. The companies that will help you avoid payment for a fee know this and can confront the tax collector with the fact that if you haven't paid, there is no legal means for the government to force you to pay other than threats of punishment which are all hollow because you cannot break a law that was enacted illegally, that is unconstitutionally. However, we now live in a democracy where the people serve the government, not the other way around.
In man's earliest years the only law necessary to govern was "thou shalt not steal" and the punishment was death to the thief. Now the biggest thieves are the banks who own the government and most of the land and real-estate to the tune of $20 trillion and growing and before you can punish the banks for theft you have to put to death the government that serves them.