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Tue, Aug. 19th, 2008, 02:28 pm
computer_boy: DOWNLOAD Tax?!

This is a reply to my question when I bought a downloadable game for $26.00 and saw a weird little tax on top for $2.60.

The helpful reply from the company:

Taxes are calculated for us by a company that specializes in this stuff, based on your billing address. Many countries charge tax for downloads but I don't know about Australia specifically.

A tax on intangible products?! What the fuck?!

It exists in the realm of ones and zeros, and it's still LEGAL to MAKE A TAX PROFIT from NOTHING?!

That's just fucking nuts. My country and likely most make a PROFIT on AIR.

No box, no disc, no manual, just RAW DATA.
(When you ALREADY fork over cash every month for an INTERNET PROVIDER.)

Wow.