There is talk about enacting laws requiring online shoppers to pay sales taxes to the state they live in. This would mean every online purchase you make, whether it is buying a coat from Maine-based L.L. Bean, a TV from Arkansas-based Walmart or buying from Pennsylvania-based IKEA USA, you will have to pay sales tax to your state of residence. So, if you live in Louisiana, you pay Louisiana. Live in Texas, you'd pay Texas.