Get Ready for the iTax

Happy with your iTunes songs and movies? If you are, you better download all the music and other content you can before the proposed “iTunes tax” begins in New York. It seems that Governor David Paterson feels it isn’t depressing enough being surrounded by tens of thousands of out of work financial executives and once high flying hedge fund titans… He wants to make sure the same misery you deal with in public – when perhaps you run into ex-Madoff fund investors, follows you back home into your apartment.

So when you click to confirm that download – regardless of the service, you will likely soon be hit with a new tax.

Tell me once again, why do people choose to live in New York?

Perhaps the only good news is the tax is only 4% a thankfully, the tax on purchasing CDs will remain the same.

Personally, I just hope they don’t find a way to add fees to Pandora.

  • Scott Kargman
    December 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    What our governor obviously does not realize is that this will just make people download illegally more than they already do. This is bad news for apple, but good news for limewire and the like.

  • Adrienne Wallace Hayward
    December 23, 2008 at 7:07 pm

    As someone born in NY and who has never really minded working there..I often would get on the train hom eto my lovely CT and ask why is it people live here? I find the taxes there and the overcrowding most offensive.
    With all those people and all the taxes..I wonder how it is that the city and state is in so much deep (stuff).
    Thanks for this ..I’ll pass on to my I- Phone devotees.

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