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The state is staring at a $15.4 billion deficit so Gov. David Paterson is proposing an "iPod tax" as part of his state budget. Under the plan, New York would charge state and local sales tax for "digitally delivered entertainment services," according to a story in The New York Daily News.

That includes e-books downloaded to Amazon's Kindle as well as for the digital songs obtained from Apple's iTunes. If the state legislature passes the governor's plan, the price of digital content for New Yorkers is sure to go up. The tax would also apply to sporting events, movie tickets, taxis, and satellite TV and radio.
Leave the politics out of it.


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post #2 of 82
just seems a way of people finding other means to download songs, there other services nto just itunes
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Didn't NY already repeal the "Amazon tax"? Isn't this essentially the same but even on a even less tangible good?
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post #4 of 82
Wow, sales tax on physical products bought online is bad enough, now this? I have to pay tax on things I buy from Newegg because they have a warehouse in NJ, but still at least its still basically sales tax on a physical item.

With this, they're basically taxing a data transfer, and don't we already pay for internet access?

Glad I don't live in NY... (not that I use Itunes either, but this is just the beginning. Soon we'll see Steam tax )
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I am so glad I don't own an iPod nor support the iTunes store!
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post #6 of 82
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I am so glad I don't own an iPod nor support the iTunes store!
By the sounds of things the wording includes any online shop for downloads, which could include Steam...
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post #7 of 82
One small fail for iTunes, one giant fail for the state of New York.

If they get away with this then whats stopping them from taxing our cookie downloads every time we visit website - We'd be force to visit the same sites throughout the month to avoid fees.
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That's nice, Talk your citizens into pirating.
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post #9 of 82
Piracy looks even better when there is a tax on legit downloads.
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post #10 of 82
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
By the sounds of things the wording includes any online shop for downloads, which could include Steam...
Wrongo! Only Steve Jobs!

I do D2D and Steam as well as physical box copies of cherished games that I would love to have a nice box for, eg Crysis Collectors Edition, Far Cry 2, Company of Heroes, etc. It isn't what your thinking. I have a gripe against Steve Jobs and Apple, that's all.
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