Friday, April 14, 2006
Jeff pointed me to this one:
“[Digital downloads] don’t use any state or physical resources other than the networks over which the digital goods travel [which are often already taxed, or soon will be], so it’s pretty hard to justify their requirement to tax at the state level on digital sales.” —David Pakman, CEO, eMusic.com
So let me get this straight, many internet connections are already taxed (especially if they come through the cable or telephone industry), and now there’s the wish to tax something that travels through those already-taxed conduits?
Isn’t that double taxation? Isn’t that illegal?
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