Originally Posted by travis
There is the additional complication of complicated state tax rules. I moved my domicile to Texas, and was surprised to learn that I was charged sales tax on my prepaid mobile phone minute purchases. These are not taxed in California. I am also taxed on application purchases from Apple's App Store for application downloads to my Ipod Touch.
Texas law: http://aixtcp.cpa.state.tx.us/....5591l.html
In California, the prepaid card is not taxed.
Welcome to HELL, err...I mean Texas. It just feels as hot as Hell this time of year!
Texas doesn't have a state income tax, but we manage to get taxed on just about everything else! I guess they have to make up for the lack of an income tax. As a native Texas I can tell you that historically the Texas legislature has not cared for the people of Texas as much as it has looked out for big industries like oil, cotton, and cattle, and more recently the mega phone companies. Welcome to high taxes, poor quality schools, crooked politicians, and tele-evangelists with their hands on your wallet! As yes that is probably a gun in their pocket as opposed to their being happy to see you...