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iPhone: Do you have to pay tax for some games?

02-24-2009, 10:11 PM
#1
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 543
Do you have to pay tax for some games?

Well, I have 6.09 balance and I want to get Heavy Mach (0,99) but I also want enough money left to be able to either purchase Zen Bound or Sway (depending which one is better for me) and they are 4.99 each.

So without tax it would be 4.99 + 0.99 = 5.98, leaving me with 11 cents.

But I have heard some people have to pay tax.
I've been looking at my receipts Apple has emailed me, it looks like I have yet to pay tax for any of the games I bought.

Anyone can clarify?
02-24-2009, 10:14 PM
#2
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 223
It depends on where you live, some states/countries charge tax on downloads, when others dont.

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02-24-2009, 10:15 PM
#3
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 543
Well, I am in California, USA.
02-24-2009, 10:17 PM
#4
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 804
you pay tax on everything you buy on iTunes.

I CAN'T WAIT TIL THE NEW IPHONE AHHHH I WANT IT SO BAD I'M PRETTY SURE I'M THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO STILL USES THE ORIGINAL IPHONE 2G.
02-24-2009, 10:17 PM
#5
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 1,393
I think you have to pay a tax
Because there is an apple store in your state

"Those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"- The master himself, Dr. Seuss
02-24-2009, 10:19 PM
#6
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 902
Read up on state sales tax rates.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sales_t..._United_States
02-24-2009, 10:22 PM
#7
I don't pay tax and I'm in a state and I have an apple store.
02-24-2009, 10:22 PM
#8
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tennisking1o1 View Post
I think you have to pay a tax
Because there is an apple store in your state
Well, I have been checking through all my receipts...
heres an example of one:
Quote:
1 Zombieville USA, v1.0, Seller: Kelli Noda (9+)
Report a Problem $2.99
2 Zombie Attack!, v1.2.1, Seller: Iugo Mobile Entertainment Inc. (9+)
Report a Problem $1.99
3 iShoot, v1.1.3, Seller: Ethan Nicholas (9+)
Report a Problem $2.99
4 iDracula - Undead Awakening, v1.0, Seller: Chillingo Ltd (4+)
Report a Problem $0.99
Subtotal: $8.96
Tax: $0.00
Order Total: $8.96
So you think I'm safe guys?
02-24-2009, 10:24 PM
#9
Joined: Oct 2008
Location: New York
Posts: 804
Quote:
Originally Posted by wonderva View Post
Well, I have been checking through all my receipts...
heres an example of one:


So you think I'm safe guys?
you know you must have a credit card on your account so even if your itunes card credit left isn't enough would it kill you to have a few cents on the credit card bill?

I CAN'T WAIT TIL THE NEW IPHONE AHHHH I WANT IT SO BAD I'M PRETTY SURE I'M THE ONLY PERSON IN THE WORLD WHO STILL USES THE ORIGINAL IPHONE 2G.
02-24-2009, 10:25 PM
#10
Joined: Feb 2009
Posts: 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMAC34 View Post
you know you must have a credit card on your account so even if your itunes card credit left isn't enough would it kill you to have a few cents on the credit card bill?
I don't use a credit card.
I use prepaid itunes gift cards.