$0.99 apps not really $0.99
this isn't really an issue, rather more like a gripe. upon checking my AT&T/App Store bill, i didn't realize that i was charged tax on all App Store purchases. is this a standard regardless of what state/country you're from? guess i never read anywhere that taxes were to be tacked on.
again, not a problem. just kind of took me by surprise.
- 10-20-2009, 10:23 AM #2
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- 10-20-2009, 02:03 PM #6
The days of purchasing something online and not paying sales tax are pretty much over...
A few years ago, a consortium of states got together and decided to change the way sales tax would be charged on inter-state commerce. Basically it switched the nexus (point of sale) from the shipping point to where it is received.
Most major online stores are now charging sales tax because of these new law changes. There still are a few smaller stores that aren't charging tax, but I have found that they are in the minority.
- 10-20-2009, 02:20 PM #7
- 10-20-2009, 02:28 PM #8
I get charged sales tax for apps but not music (which matches what I recall some state representative saying). I can't really complain too much. If it keeps the state from going bankrupt, then I suppose it's a good thing. It's only a few cents (unless I go crazy and start buying $30 apps and stuff).
- 10-22-2009, 12:03 AM #9
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- 10-22-2009, 08:12 AM #12
If your state has a sales tax, and Apple has stores in your state, they will charge the state sales tax for app purchases. It is as if you purchased an actual item from their brick and mortar store. That is why, for years, if you ordered from Barnes and Noble on-line, and they had stores in your state you paid tax, and you didn't pay tax from Amazon. That has since changed, since it has been determined that Amazon is doing business within your state (at least NY) since they are selling and have a warehouse there.
- 10-22-2009, 08:20 PM #13
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- 10-22-2009, 11:21 PM #17
actually nys passed some stupid internet tax that retailers doing business with nys residents have to be charged sales tax.
this is for nys some other states have too some retailers follow this others don't.
N.Y. Orders Large Web Retailers To Charge Tax - wcbstv.com
amazon even sued and lost.
Amazon's Suit Over NY Sales Tax Gets Tossed Out By Judge | Techdirt
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- 10-23-2009, 02:22 AM #18
It really depends on your state laws as far as I know. Where I am, we started getting taxed on iTunes purchases a few mos ago, while I know other people still were not, or had been for quite a while already.
State laws is what it's all about apparently.
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