New Hampshire To Tax Instant Messaging, Email And Chat Rooms

from the brilliantly-stupid dept

Brian writes in to point out that "New Hampshire's tax collecting agency wants to apply a 7 percent tax on a variety of telephone and Internet services from chat rooms to voice mail." They also include web mail and instant messaging in the things that would be taxed. This is even more ridiculous than Florida's plans to tax your WiFi network. The New Hampshire "Department of Revenue Administration" tries to lamely justify this new tax, saying they're just updating old rules for new technologies, but can't seem to come up with a good justification for doing this... perhaps because there is no good justification for doing this.


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    Brian Weaver, Jul 12th, 2004 @ 8:45am

    Re: New Hampshire To Tax Instant Messaging, Email

    Money is the reason. Duhhhhh.....

     

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    dorpus, Jul 12th, 2004 @ 9:00am

    Aren't they the ones

    that make their obnoxious boasts about having no property tax? There is a price to pay for that, in the end.

     

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    RR, Jul 12th, 2004 @ 10:08am

    Re: New Hampshire To Tax Instant Messaging, Email

    Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.

    Ronald Reagan

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 12th, 2004 @ 11:11am

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    " And if it stops moving, subsidize it. "

    The reason we have affirmative action ...

     

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    Chomper, Jul 12th, 2004 @ 1:19pm

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    So much for "Live free and die"

     

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    Rootman, Jul 12th, 2004 @ 2:19pm

    Re: Aren't they the ones

    Yeah, but geez, who wants to live in New Hampshire?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 12th, 2004 @ 7:38pm

    Re: Aren't they the ones

    Its Sales and income taxes

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jul 13th, 2004 @ 7:24am

    Re: Aren't they the ones

    Right you are: no sales or income tax, but the NH property taxes more than make up for that.

     

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    Grizzly, Jul 13th, 2004 @ 7:38pm

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    Heh, its not like they arnt getting enough money anyways. They probably need the money to buy their 4th mansion

     

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