NY Governor Aims to Tax DLC
New York’s Governor David Paterson has revealed a drastic budget plan heavy on so called luxury or sin taxes. NY is $15.4 billion in the hole and desperate to fill the gap. One of the 88 proposed taxes is aimed directly at “digitally delivered entertainment services.” This state and local sales is referred to as an “iPod tax” and would include videogame DLC as well.
Ron Deutsch executive director of New Yorkers for Fiscal Fairness says, “The governor is nickel-and-diming working class families,” according to the New York Daily News.
GamePolitics has more on the proposed budget including the address of the original document.