ryan32289

Sony to start implementing sales taxes on PSN games

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I just got an email from Sony saying this: 

 

Hello valued PlayStation customer, 

We are writing to inform you that PlayStation®Store, including all services such as PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, and PlayStation Music, will start collecting tax in your state starting  April 1, 2017. The sales tax charged on each order is determined by your state, county and city tax rates.

For additional information please visit: https://support.us.playstation.com/articles/en_US/KC_Article/PlayStation-Store-Sales-Tax-Collection 
 

What are your thoughts and opinions about this?

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As long as it's the States and it's not implemented on each individual game, just services. I'd be fine with it. Nvm, misread. I only buy flash sale items, so for me, taxes would be like 1$ extra. Yeah its shitty, but only a dollar.

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It's only in specific states where required, not everywhere. 

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 Now a PS Plus membership is going to cost a little more extra money. As if 60 dollars isn't already enough for them. Well since it depends on which state  we live in then I guess it won't be all bad.

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10 minutes ago, ryan32289 said:

I just got an email from Sony saying this: 

 

Hello valued PlayStation customer, 

We are writing to inform you that PlayStation®Store, including all services such as PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now, and PlayStation Music, will start collecting tax in your state starting  April 1, 2017. The sales tax charged on each order is determined by your state, county and city tax rates.

For additional information please visit: https://support.us.playstation.com/articles/en_US/KC_Article/PlayStation-Store-Sales-Tax-Collection 
 

What are your thoughts and opinions about this?

Hmm, haven't received an email. Maybe it doesn't affect my state?

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5 minutes ago, ArmoredSquirreXD said:

Hmm, haven't received an email. Maybe it doesn't affect my state?

This map should give you a general idea.

IFOXOAG.png It's a map from mid-2016 so some data may be inaccurate.

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1 minute ago, kuuhaku said:

This map should give you a general idea.

IFOXOAG.png 

Oh thank god I live in Georgia. Don't have to deal with this.

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So how would buying digital psn cards work? so they will start taxing the cards at store like best buy? and when we enter it you only get the card value? and when we buy a game we get taxed again!?

1 minute ago, ratchetdude231 said:

Oh thank god I live in Georgia. Don't have to deal with this.

That was before new president... just wait.

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"this fucking shit has no name"

 

I'm pissed off to the core.

Maybe I'll switch to XBOX ONE sometime in the future.

 

I'm not saying that just for the taxes.

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3 minutes ago, RemiXounD said:

"this fucking shit has no name"

 

I'm pissed off to the core.

Maybe I'll switch to XBOX ONE sometime in the future.

it'll likely happen on the xbox one and the switch too

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i agree that it is FTL, oregon and montana have no sales tax with online psn so its all good

(i wont be affected).

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Good luck with that, because it's every digital store. Amazon, PSN, Xbox Live, Steam, etc. You can only be in non-compliance with the law for so long.

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Ya the states got a hold of them just like what Amazon went through a 5-6? years ago(and still going through). 

They may eat the tax and pass it back to the developers or pass it to the consumer(to keep the prices the same). 

 

But doesn't effect me, mwahaha no digital tax in CT! Yet... :ninja:

 

 

 

 

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23 minutes ago, Dragon-Archon said:

I really hope Sony won't implement this in EU. Adding 21% of tax is a pretty huge price increase.

In Europe the tax is already included in the price, does my head in visiting the US and the price at the till is more than the price on the label due to adding tax at the till rather than just include it in the price.

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19 minutes ago, ERGOPROXY-DECAY said:

So how would buying digital psn cards work? so they will start taxing the cards at store like best buy? and when we enter it you only get the card value? and when we buy a game we get taxed again!?

That was before new president... just wait.

Thanks Trump

 

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Wow, I cannot believe Sony is doing this. I guess I am moving on over to the Xbone and Nintendo Switch after all!

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Could have sworn that I've already been getting taxed for as long as I can remember. It's annoying but that's life. 

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21 minutes ago, RemiXounD said:

"this fucking shit has no name"

 

I'm pissed off to the core.

Maybe I'll switch to XBOX ONE sometime in the future.

 

4 minutes ago, Redgrave said:

Wow, I cannot believe Sony is doing this. I guess I am moving on over to the Xbone and Nintendo Switch after all!

 

There has been sales tax on XBOX digital purchases for a while now (think a couple of years) so switching won't do you any good. Just like the new changes to PSN, it is on a state-by-state basis so some might not be impacted.

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3 minutes ago, damon8r351 said:

 

Cut that shit out. There's many other things you can thank our Lord Dampnuts about, but more taxes likely won't be more of them. Republicans like to do things like cut down the available tax income pool, increase spending on defense, then wonder why the deficit is skyrocketing and blame it on the opposition. Also, taxes are levied at the behest of Congress, not the President. That's Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution. Go back and retake your high school class on American Government if you need to. Taxing digital goods has been something brewing out in the open for a long time if you've bothered to pay attention.

Seems like someone doesn't get a joke.

 

As much as I'm not happy about this, I'm pretty sure this also happened on Xbox Live sometime last year so I'm not surprised. 

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5 minutes ago, Redgrave said:

Wow, I cannot believe Sony is doing this. I guess I am moving on over to the Xbone and Nintendo Switch after all!

 

By all means move over, just know that Microsoft and Nintendo's consoles have been doing this for years.

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2 minutes ago, Shadiochao said:

By all means move over, just know that Microsoft and Nintendo's consoles have been doing this for years.

 

I think you could use one of these. :P

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Undead Wolf said:

 

I think you could use one of these. :P

 

 

 

We really need that sarcasm font. Think I missed the sarcasm too. :facepalm:

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