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KidRad

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Froggievilleus

I live in Southern California and when i picked up a 3DS card I was not charged taxed. When I made a purchase on the eShop, I was not taxed either. Looks like we are good here for now

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Tasuki

Not sure how many of you are from California like me but starting tomorrow California's online tax starts. Hooray for us!!!

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the_shpydar

Mickeymac wrote:

For once I'm glad to be in New York and not California.

I am ALWAYS glad about that.

But on topic, what do you mean? We get taxed here on the game purchases (though not on the original points-purchase, which now i realize is probably to what you were referring, lol).

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Supremeist

When my sister bought DSi Points today she got taxed 60 cents.. I've never seen it before, and I hope it doesn't become some kind of trend.

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im not taxed muhaha
my secret is i have yet to purchase any eShop title

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LuigiTheGreenFire

I'm so disapointed that there is sales tax. The worst thing about the Nintendo eShop.

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iphys

It never really occurred to me before, but when we gift games on the Wii we should only be charged the tax for the location we are gifting to, but we are actually taxed based on our local tax because we are taxed for buying points rather than games. If they ever implement gifting on the 3DS, I wonder if we will have to manually enter the recipient's region to have the purchase taxed correctly.

the_shpydar

@iphys
I don't believe you are accurate in that analysis. Since the purchase is being made by you in your regional area or state, you are charged your tax. An analogy would be if you bought a gift for someone on a website (Amazon, ToysRUs.com, or wherever) but ship it directly to someone in a different state, you are charged at your sales tax rate.

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komicturtle

Well..
New Hampshire has no tax on anything except food...

Shame I'm leaving for Florida in two weeks to move.

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catcher82611

komicturtle92 wrote:

Well..
New Hampshire has no tax on anything except food...

Shame I'm leaving for Florida in two weeks to move.

I wish I could say that was the same in New York. If it costs money, there's a tax along side it.

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komicturtle92 wrote:

Well..
New Hampshire has no tax on anything except food...

Shame I'm leaving for Florida in two weeks to move.

Huh, Nevada has a tax on everything but food. And eShop purchases.

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iphys

the_shpydar wrote:

@iphys
I don't believe you are accurate in that analysis. Since the purchase is being made by you in your regional area or state, you are charged your tax. An analogy would be if you bought a gift for someone on a website (Amazon, ToysRUs.com, or wherever) but ship it directly to someone in a different state, you are charged at your sales tax rate.

Maybe it's different in the US, but in Canada whenever I buy gifts for someone online they tax me based on the province it is being shipped to rather than the province my credit card is billed to. I used to take advantage of this all the time by shipping stuff from Amazon to my Dad's place in Alberta whenever I was going to make a trip there, because Alberta has no provincial tax. It would make tax evasion all too easy if you could just set up a credit card with a billing address in another province with low tax but always have your stuff shipped to your home elsewhere, so that's probably why they don't base it on the billing address.

Henmii

"Okay, it seems that you're required to pay sales tax anytime you want to buy a game on the eShop. Why? I already payed sales tax on the Prepaid card! The old "points system" bypassed this requirement somehow, and it seems stupid that we now have to pay in bizzare increments. (Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening cost me $6.32) If "points" instead of "$" allow for tax to be bypassed, I don't see why we can't just use those"

Hmmm, that's not good! Many people complained about left-over points. Now it seems that it gets even worse. Hopefully the same is not the case in Europe!

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John-John

the_shpydar wrote:

iphys wrote:

Yeah, it's hardly tax evasion if you were already forced to pay tax on the card in the first place. That seems silly that they do charge tax on a cash card though — maybe ask the store you bought it from as it might have been a mistake.

The IRS and local & state taxing authorities may beg to differ. If you're providing false information in order to avoid paying taxes you are supposed to be paying, that is tax evasion.

Is someone planning on telling? e_e cracks knuckles

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StarDust4Ever

If you want to avoid sales tax on pre-paid cards when adding funds to the eshop, simply use a credit/debit card. Yes, it is wrong for your jurisdiction to double-dip, but there is a legal alternative: It's completely legal to use a card in the eShop, provided the card is in your name and/or you have permission to use it. Avoiding to pay the required sales tax by changing your zip code to a location within a sales tax free state (Oregon, New Hampshire, Montana, Delaware, Alaska), or any other state with online sales tax loopholes, however lucrative and tempting, is illegal. The IRS/Feds probably won't come knocking on your door any time soon, as this is a state affair, not a federal one.

I urge people to maintain a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy regarding any preference for tax evasion, as forum posts, logons, and IP addresses can easily be subpenaed by athorities and used as evidence against you.

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pikku

Most of the people here are too young to understand anything about taxes or just about any of what you just said, Stardust, lol. But yeah, I think you're pretty spot-on, personally.

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