I was browsing the Wikitravel article on Las Vegas and read this:
Like most U.S. states, Nevada has not implemented a tax refund mechanism for international travelers.
This got me wondering, and I found this website on traveling to Canada, which says:
After you visit our beautiful country, don’t forget to get some of your money back! As an international tourist or non-resident, you may be eligible for a tax refund on the GST/HST you paid on short-term accommodations and/or camping accommodations included in an eligible tour package.
Why would any jurisdiction allow to apply for a tax refund if you're an international visitor? Isn't it a major boost to get money from overseas instead of having to tax your local residents, especially from something like accommodations?