No tax on Playstation Store in Canada?

#1 Posted by RE_Player1 (7545 posts) -

I've been using the Playstation Store to buy dlc and games for a couple years now and I've always been charged tax. Today I got a $20 card from Futureshop, redeemed it and bought the Flower bundle. To my surprise it came out to exactly $9.99. No tax what so ever. So my fellow Canadians what changed? I'm not complaining but I'm a bit surprised.

#2 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19305 posts) -

I don't know. First time I bought something on the PSN store was a couple of days ago (for the Rockstar Pass) and I was charged exactly $9.99.

#3 Posted by RE_Player1 (7545 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Cool. I guess something came into effect. Saves me tons of money not being charged 13% tax.

#4 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

I'm jealous... Want to share your tax-free awesomeness?

#5 Posted by RE_Player1 (7545 posts) -

@SpikeSpiegel: Are you in Canada as well?

#6 Posted by Three0neFive (2285 posts) -

Maybe because you already paid tex on the card, they don't have to charge you on the actual PS Store?
 
I dunno, I've never used one of those prepaid cards.

#7 Posted by RE_Player1 (7545 posts) -

@Three0neFive said:

Maybe because you already paid tex on the card, they don't have to charge you on the actual PS Store? I dunno, I've never used one of those prepaid cards.

No I paid $20 for a $20 card. No tax was charged at the store.

#8 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

@RE_Player92 said:

@SpikeSpiegel: Are you in Canada as well?

Nah, I'm from the U.S.

They charge tax based on whether your State has sales tax or not. Seems a little weird to me.

#9 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19305 posts) -
@RE_Player92 said:

@Three0neFive said:

Maybe because you already paid tex on the card, they don't have to charge you on the actual PS Store? I dunno, I've never used one of those prepaid cards.

No I paid $20 for a $20 card. No tax was charged at the store.

Same here.
#10 Edited by RE_Player1 (7545 posts) -

@SpikeSpiegel: Mind if I ask what is the percentage of tax charged for digital purchases in your state? Just curious.

#11 Edited by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

@RE_Player92: I haven't purchased anything from PSN in a long time but I believe it is the same as Texas' sales tax rate, 8.25%.

#12 Posted by fini_fly (767 posts) -

For the life of me I honestly don't remember if I was ever charged tax or not for any DLC. What province are you in?

#13 Posted by kingofpeanuts (478 posts) -

That is weird. I haven't bought anything recently so I wouldn't know?

#14 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

I havent been paying tax on psn for a while and same with steam. Dont know why but i like it.

#15 Posted by Branthog (7340 posts) -

@SpikeSpiegel said:

@RE_Player92 said:

@SpikeSpiegel: Are you in Canada as well?

Nah, I'm from the U.S.

They charge tax based on whether your State has sales tax or not. Seems a little weird to me.

Not entirely. A company in Oregon is under no obligation to collect tax for customers they are serving over the internet or mail in, say, California. One state has no jurisdiction over another nor the business conducted within. However, a company from Oregon with a physical presence in California will be required to collect tax from California residents, because of that physical business presence.

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