iTunes Music Store and tax

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by morlium, May 8, 2003.

  1. morlium macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Dec 18, 2002
    #1
    i'm just curious ...

    i've bought more than $100 worth of dowloads (7 invoices worth), and have yet to pay tax on any of them.

    who here has been charged sales tax, and what state do you live in?

    i'm in ny.
     
  2. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Location:
    New York
    #2
    i think sonce it's online there is no tax, but im not sure. i don't think there are any taxes online at all. i might be wrong though. someone please correct me if im wrong.
     
  3. strider42 macrumors 65816

    strider42

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2002
    #3
    there's plenty of taxes online. currently the law is something like if the company has a physical presence in the state, then sales tax must be applied. I haven't bought from apple, but I would assume I would have to pay sales tax since I live in california.
     
  4. evoluzione macrumors 68020

    evoluzione

    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2002
    Location:
    down the road, that's where i'll always be
    #4
    i would guess if you're in cali you'd pay tax. i'm in nyc and haven't paid taxes, and i've got the invoices in my email with no tax so i'm happy.
     
  5. RBMaraman macrumors 65816

    RBMaraman

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2002
    Location:
    Prospect, KY
    #5
    I live in Indiana, and I've been charged tax on every purchase from the iTunes Music Store. I've downloaded 50 songs, and payed tax on each one.

    The tax is added when I receive the invoice email from Apple.
     
  6. patdabiker macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    Illinois
    #6
    I'm in Illinois and have payed tax on all the songs I've bought. I would rather not, but I can deal with it.
     
  7. JPGR_Fan macrumors regular

    JPGR_Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2003
    Location:
    St. Louis/Jupiter
    #7
    Paid North Carolina sales tax on downloads, and more painfully on the 30 GB iPod. I wonder why New York residents are exempt.

    Amazon CFO is quoted today that paying sales tax on internet purchases is inevitable, but not for a while yet.
     
  8. bennetsaysargh macrumors 68020

    bennetsaysargh

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2003
    Location:
    New York
    #8
    that stinks. but why is it cheaper to buy online?
     
  9. SoonToGetAMac macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #9
    I live in California, and I haven't paid any taxes on iTunes music.
     
  10. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

    Le Big Mac

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2003
    Location:
    Washington, DC
    #10
    That's right on the law. Apple's usual online store charges tax on every purchase, though, regardless of whether it has a presence in the state (they're allowed to do this; the state just can't force them to).

    Maybe it has to do with a) the address of your credit card or b) the address you gave them when you signed up. Nothing would prevent you from choosing, say, a state without sales tax, and using that.
     
  11. SoonToGetAMac macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2003
    Location:
    California
    #11
    Acutally, the address that you give them must match the billing address on the credit card as a measure of fraud-prevention.
     

Share This Page