Does Wii U make you pay taxes when you buy digital games?

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User Info: Solnot

Solnot
3 years ago#1
I need to know so I can figure out whether it's better to buy the digital or physical version.

User Info: Enigma149

Enigma149
3 years ago#2
It depends upon where you live.
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User Info: Donomega

Donomega
3 years ago#3
Yeah, it does here in Ohio :( I even get charged tax when buying an eShop pre-paid card lol
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User Info: Petey_Meanis

Petey_Meanis
3 years ago#4
From: Enigma149 | Posted: 4/2/2013 5:00:03 PM | #002
It depends upon where you live.

This. Same when buying games digitally through PSN.
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User Info: The_DOAM

The_DOAM
3 years ago#5
Some states tax you for your online purchases and some don't. You should look up your state to find out whether you do or not.
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User Info: SlimeSwayze

SlimeSwayze
3 years ago#6
I made the mistake of buying an e-shop card, and ended up getting taxed twice. So yeah, I got taxed on the e-shop, in addition to paying tax on the initial purchase of the card.
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User Info: STE573

STE573
3 years ago#7
In the UK, yes.
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User Info: SmashBro25

SmashBro25
3 years ago#8
SlimeSwayze posted...
I made the mistake of buying an e-shop card, and ended up getting taxed twice. So yeah, I got taxed on the e-shop, in addition to paying tax on the initial purchase of the card.


No no, you're not supposed to receive any tax on electronic cards like that- including MSP, Nintendo cards, etc. - tax is calculated when you buy from the eShop but you should only be paying $20 for a $20 card. If the store is taxing you, they're wrong.
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User Info: wingo84

wingo84
3 years ago#9
I bought a digital game and then there was a knock at the door. The Wii U alerted Inland Revenue and made me pay my taxes right there and then in front of them.
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User Info: SlimeSwayze

SlimeSwayze
3 years ago#10
SmashBro25 posted...
SlimeSwayze posted...
I made the mistake of buying an e-shop card, and ended up getting taxed twice. So yeah, I got taxed on the e-shop, in addition to paying tax on the initial purchase of the card.


No no, you're not supposed to receive any tax on electronic cards like that- including MSP, Nintendo cards, etc. - tax is calculated when you buy from the eShop but you should only be paying $20 for a $20 card. If the store is taxing you, they're wrong.


Could be that I didn't get taxed by Target, where I bought the card. I may have just been taxed on the games I bought. I just assumed that I did. It's just a few cents, anyway.
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