California Controller Backs Net Tax Plus "Download Fee"
from the uh,-wait-a-second... dept
California’s new Controller, a former eBay executive, made a splash last night by telling Silicon Valley execs that not only does he support taxing online sales, he think there should be an internet connection surcharge on your phone bill and a “per download” fee on software. What’s most stunning about this is that he doesn’t even try to justify it on a reasonable basis. He simply says that California needs the money, so they’ll tax whatever is necessary to get it.