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    Senior Member Beid's Avatar
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    My in app purchases were taxed today?

    I've been playing for years, and my purchases have never been taxed they would always be like 19.99 or 49.99...9.99 ect.
    Logged onto my bank account and all my purchases had been taxed without notice by Google i suppose , but how can they do that?
    Anyone else notice this?

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    US laws changed last year allowing local jurisdictions ( States, Cities) to collect sales taxes on internet purchases. Of course most states immediately jumped onboard for more revenue. Google and Apple are merely following the law.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyph.../#4b96902a5cfb
    Last edited by rowman; January 24th, 2020 at 11:15 PM.

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    ...Death and taxes...

    I haven’t noticed it, but it’s a good argument to get an Apple Card (if on iOS) for the small discount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by toofinedog View Post
    ...Death and taxes...

    I haven’t noticed it, but it’s a good argument to get an Apple Card (if on iOS) for the small discount.
    The tax still applies for Google play credit. The gold pass is 5.44 while in game it says 4.99

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoritosSk View Post
    The tax still applies for Google play credit. The gold pass is 5.44 while in game it says 4.99
    Same on App Store in MA, I paid 5.3 USD for the Gold Pass.

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    Little bit off topic but how can i donate a gold pass to a clan member? Whats the best way out there?

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    Buy an iTunes/Google play Gift card, and gift that to your clan mate.

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    Just to be clear, it isn’t SC, it’s your local jurisdiction that can and is taxing you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NesQuickPL View Post
    Little bit off topic but how can i donate a gold pass to a clan member? Whats the best way out there?
    Buy them a 10$ gift card. If you give them a 5$ one, they would not be able to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NesQuickPL View Post
    Little bit off topic but how can i donate a gold pass to a clan member? Whats the best way out there?
    You can't donate a gold pass or any other in game 'stuff'... it's getting Google Play or Apple credit. Where I live we can't get cards for less than 15 bucks anymore even ...

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