Wisconsin To Tax Digital Downloads

With the popularity of digital downloads at an all-time high, it should come as no surprise that governments are beginning to look at ways to tax them.

The State of Wisconsin just recently signed a bill into law that allows for a 5% tax on all digital downloads spanning music, books, ring tones, and even video games. The state expects to rack up nearly 7 million dollars yearly from the tax once the law goes into effect on October 1st of this year.

Other states are also looking into taxing digital downloads including North Carolina and New York, so it would seem likely that other states would soon follow. It seems gamers had better get ready to pay a little more for their digital download gaming fix if this is any indication of things to come.

We'll keep you up to date in the event other states decide to begin taxing digital downloads in the future.