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An interesting article on US government taxing of in-game value. It is hypothetical since there is no discussion of the topic in Congress or by the IRS... currently.
http://www.wired.com/news/columns/0,...?tw=wn_index_2
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If they ever do that im moving to canada.
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Originally Posted by blackeagle View Post
If they ever do that im moving to canada.
The companies just have to move to Canada. Or... maybe create a subsidiary registered in another country and make sure the subsidiary has no physical presence in the US. I am sure there are loopholes... the power of the internet!
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The day they started to tax in-game property was the day the second revolution began. Congress was the first against the wall.

Imagine all those expensive cars in GT or NFS you have. Having to pay taxes on all of them? I think people would go back to playing card games.
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Or...STOP PLAYING WOW
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Modki View Post
The day they started to tax in-game property was the day the second revolution began. Congress was the first against the wall.

Imagine all those expensive cars in GT or NFS you have. Having to pay taxes on all of them? I think people would go back to playing card games.
He's talking about how you can sell accounts on e-bay for $$$. Not how much the hand axe of DOOOOOOM would really cost if it was really created.

http://search.ebay.com/search/search...tSearch=Search
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Ah, okay. It makes a little more sense now. A little.

Well there'll just be a lot more under-the-table deals for stuff like that then. Who wants a character who's already leveled and with someone elses name anyhow?
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post #8 of 37
lmao..isn't this why we play games?

to escape reality for just a bit?
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lol, yea, but people ruin it for everyone lol
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Ive been reading about this for months and I HATE IT.
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