Now being taxed...

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  1. zstairlessone

    zstairlessone Well-Known Member

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    Since Christmas all my App Store, iBook and iTunes purchases are being charged tax. Is/was there some change?
     
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    scifan57 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    We’re you charged just as much sales tax as if you had purchased the item in a local store?
     
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    That depends on the country or state where you purchased it. Apple has to collect sales taxes in every country that requires it.
     
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    So far, in Canada, I haven’t yet been taxed for an iTunes or App Store purchase.
     
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    It seems that in the U.S. individual States have started to add their own tax, but they don’t all follow the same framework.
     
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    In Austria, taxes are always included in the price.
     
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    They are in the UK too. We pay Value Added Tax of 20%, with a few exceptions.
     
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    VAT is 20% here as well.
     
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    I believe one of the exceptions is for items shipped to a buyer outside the European Union.
     
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    Yes, and it's new. I guess it's all part of the government's plan to save us money...
     
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    More and more jurisdictions are seeing tax revenue from brick and mortar stores fall so they’re looking for ways to tax online sales.
     
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