Taxes on Apps???

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by CrazedMuggle, Sep 11, 2010.

  1. CrazedMuggle macrumors newbie

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    o I just bought Angry Birds in the App store and I got my receipt in my inbox, but when I looked at it I say that there was a G.S.T./H.S.T. tax of 15 cents! Since when did Apple start applying taxes to their apps? Is this the same for everything in the Apple store now as well?
     
  2. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Apple has always charged tax for apps, songs, etc.
     

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  3. applealex macrumors regular

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    Some states charge tax on apps because they're considered software or something like that

    I live in California and I've never been taxed on anything from the iTunes store, sort of ironic considering our state has the biggest debt of all of them so taxing iTunes purchases would be something they'd do
     
  4. ELBdelorean macrumors member

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    I received a prepaid $50 rebate card from Samsung and the billing address is in Illinois (compared to where I live in Florida) and there's no way to change it. Consequently, I get charged tax for app purchases and if my billing address was here, I wouldn't.
     
  5. CrazedMuggle thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Really? I don't think I've ever noticed, and they didn't add any taxes on to this when I bought it?...
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  6. lewis82 macrumors 68000

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    I guess the taxes are already taken into account in the advertised price.
     
  7. kelving525 macrumors regular

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    Here in NY, we are charged taxes when buying apps. $1.07 total for an app that is 99cents.
     
  8. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    Maybe it has something to do with Canadian tax laws. Not sure why a movie wouldn't be taxed yet an app would.
     

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