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WI governor proposes state sales tax on downloads

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posted on Mar, 14 2005 @ 02:49 AM
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Well, I guess if you can't control it, just tax it.


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Wisconsin's Democratic governor thinks it's not fair that tangible items get taxed while downloads, like music, ebooks, software, etc., go completely untaxed. So, he proposes to rectify the situation by having Wisconsin's 5% state sales tax apply to Internet downloads. This is kind of like that famous hoax about how the USPS wants to charge people 5 cents for e-mail messages, except it's for real.

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We have about three years before this is going to become an issue again, when it comes back aorund we need to actively fight this. I think the money I pay for my power bill to run my computer, my phone bill for connecting, and the money I pay my ISP is plenty. We can't let them have the internet to regulate and tax, as I quite strongly believe it may the last bastion of true communication and information exchange.
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posted on Mar, 16 2005 @ 11:06 AM
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I'm a bit lazy today, so I didn't read the links, but how will they enforce this?



posted on Mar, 16 2005 @ 11:08 AM
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Originally posted by twitchy

Well, I guess if you can't control it, just tax it.






Which creates what's called an "economic barrier."

Twitchy - please write this up for ATSNN....



posted on Mar, 16 2005 @ 11:20 AM
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WI governor proposes state sales tax on downloads


WI citizens propose downloading on the steps of the state capitol building.



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