According to CNet News.com, state politicians around the US are eyeing new digital music and movie taxes to boost local revenues. I already pay nearly 8% sales tax on my iTunes Music Store purchases.
New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine, a Democrat, proposed in his budget…that “downloaded music and videos” be taxed starting Oct. 1. The state tax agency expects legislation to be introduced in June.
MacNN reports that Apple is considering moving their UK operations to one of the Channel Islands in order to be able to sell to British customers while avoiding the approximately 18% value added tax (VAT).