A few days ago I bought two games for my iPhone. EA had a 99¢ sale. I couldn’t resist.
Today the receipt came via email (which Gmail thought was spam and not really from Apple). Added to my $1.98 purchase was 2¢ for tax.
The tax rate works out to 1%. Connecticut’s sales tax is 6%.
Apple has a physical presence in-state. There are a few Apple Stores. That normally means they must charge state sales tax.
There’s no explanation on the receipt beyond “tax.” Something is weird.
I entered “iTunes tax” into Google. A few other people have asked the same question I’m asking, but with no good answer. Some were in states with no sales tax!
From the search results it’s also obvious lots of states would like to tax iTunes purchases, but as far as I see don’t.
A search on the iTunes support page also produced no info.
The funny thing is I wouldn’t have bothered looking had the tax not been as small as it is! What tax is 1%?
Now this 2¢ charge will drive me crazy!