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Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Beware the iPod tax: FMQB: Radio Industry News, Music Industry Updates, Arbitron Ratings, Music News

Do you think this will fly? Congress has time and again delayed or declined (whichever way you want to look at it) to levy taxes on internet commerce. No doubt they do it because they want to get re-elected. But how long will the government let all those billions of dollars slip through their fingers. It'll be small efforts like this that, if successful, will start to open the floodgates. If this passes, you'll see another 'net tax law pass. And another, and another. Soon - maybe within ten years - everything you buy online will be taxed at the same rate as anything you buy at the corner store.

Of course, there are a few states (such as Oregon, where I'm writing from) that don't have sales taxes. And as such, we'd probably figure out a way to exempt ourselves from the tax, since we legally don't have to pay taxes on goods and services.


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