Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Doyle proposes sales tax on Internet downloads

Doyle proposes sales tax on Internet downloads
Republicans vow to delete provision in governor's budget plan

Posted: March 7, 2005, excerpt

Madison - Gov. Jim Doyle wants you to pay Wisconsin's 5% sales tax whenever you pay to download a song, book, movie or piece of art. A little-noticed provision of the Democratic governor's proposed state budget would extend the sales tax to those Internet transactions, officials said Monday. There would be no Internet sales tax police, however, because compliance would be on the honor system. It's a matter of equity, said state Revenue Secretary Mike Morgan, defending Doyle's goal of having consumers voluntarily pay the sales tax on "intangible" items they buy and download from the Internet. Buyers would have to pay the 5% sales tax if they purchased those items at any Wisconsin store. One Internet scholar said Wisconsin might be the first state to tax those downloads, which are exploding. "I'm not aware of any other state that is doing this," said Lee Rainie, director of the non-profit Pew Internet & America Life Project. But the state Revenue Department says South Dakota does. Republican Rep. Scott Jensen, who dubbed the governor's idea an "iPod" tax, said he will ask his fellow Republicans who control the Legislature to kill it. "Unlike Gov. Doyle, I want to encourage electronic commerce," he said. "As the budget process moves forward, I will be working to push the 'delete' button on Gov. Doyle's iPod tax."


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