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New York may tax downloadable games and content


With the economic crisis hitting state budgets hard, some of them are trying hard to create new revenue. GamePolitics reports that the state of New York is looking into adding lots of new taxes, including downloadable content such as movies, music and of course games.

The budget, proposed by current governor David Patterson, would "...Imposes state and local sales tax on purchases of prewritten software, digital audio, audio-visual and text files, digital photographs, games, and other electronically delivered entertainment services to achieve tax parity." As Shacknews points out, a number of other states already impose taxes on downloadable content.

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