Tax for APPs??

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by CADer, Jan 22, 2009.

  1. CADer macrumors 6502

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    I noticed that Apple has started to tax App Store apps? Am I right? I just notice my last 2 purchases were higher than the advertised app and processed through my bank for more than the $.99 (Slotz Racer) it should have been?? Or did I just never see this before?
     
  2. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    I've been getting charged for sales tax since the App Store first opened. I've assume that is because there is a physical Apple Store in my state.
     
  3. jmccullough108 macrumors 6502a

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    If you live in the same state, you pay sales tax. Its the law.
     
  4. hlr element macrumors member

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  5. Zincous macrumors 6502

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    Same state as what?
     
  6. skubish macrumors 68030

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    any state in which Apple has a business presence. For example Apple HQ in Cupertino, any Apple Store, distribution center, sales office, repair center, etc.
     
  7. Zincous macrumors 6502

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    Oh ok thanks. How many states in the U.S. don't have a store etc...? (how many states don't get taxed?)
     
  8. KRAPPS macrumors 6502

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    I'm assuming California .. right? ... same State as Apple and not the third-party developer??
     
  9. hlr element macrumors member

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    Alaska... lol, opening soon, the first apple store made of ice instead of glass!... that would be awesome... except the macbooks would melt the display tables with how they keep them running there.
     
  10. Resist macrumors 68030

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    If we are going to be charged sales tax, then I want Apple stores out of my state!
     
  11. slieu92 macrumors regular

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    oh boy, i get taxed for the gift card AND the apps. double taxes?! wtf
     
  12. losx12 macrumors member

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    As far as I know it is a software tax. I first noticed this when purchasing games for the iPod G5 when games were first introduced. I'm not 100% sure but I don't believe I get taxed on music.
     
  13. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    Depends on your jurisdiction.

    I live in Illinois and I don't get charged a tax.

    Edit: I take that back. Apparently I just have begun getting charged. Lame.
     
  14. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Can someone report from Oregon? There is no sales tax in that state.
     
  15. Roadking macrumors 6502

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    I am in a state that has an Apple presence and was not charged sales tax on app purchases. (yesterdays invoice)

    So I am not sure why some of you were charged sales tax.

    I haven't... as of yet...
     
  16. iFerd macrumors 6502a

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    Can you share the name of the state?
     
  17. SpaceKitty macrumors 68040

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    I've also been getting taxed since the store opened. Nothing new here in Colorado.
     
  18. notintheleast macrumors 6502

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    I live in North Carolina and we have at least one apple store in Raleigh that I know of. I do not get charged tax for apps.
     

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  19. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Some states have begun to tax digital downloads. If your state requires it, Apple collects it. Simple as that. This has nothing to do with Apple, they simply collect taxes for the states, as required by law.

    Tons of information about it on Google. :)
     

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