How much tax do you have to pay off US marketplace?

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#1 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12480 posts) -

I'm outside the US, and I want to buy a $15 gift card, I would like to buy Thief which is currently $13.20 - I wonder if it would suffice?

I know tax deduction is based on location but my location is outside the US, so I'm not sure what the default rate would be. I know people from Europe and whatnot buy things using this exact method and it works. I just have to know if it's going to be enough.

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#2 Posted by BusterFriendly (242 posts) -

I would be kind of surprised if they collected taxes for a foreign government. Inside the US, they collect based on your state and then send the tax money to that state. I don't get charged any tax for my downloaded games.

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#3 Posted by raugutcon (5485 posts) -

You'll have 1.80 dollars left.

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#4 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries: State taxes vary. It's impossible to give you an answer without knowing what state taxes you are paying. Since you are not a citizen, I'm not sure how this will play out, but I'm curious to see the results.

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#5 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12480 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

@Salt_The_Fries: State taxes vary. It's impossible to give you an answer without knowing what state taxes you are paying. Since you are not a citizen, I'm not sure how this will play out, but I'm curious to see the results.

Apparently the flat rate is 6% (although Microsoft doesn't specify that, I had to look up the US law myself), anyway, I managed to buy the game without any hiccups. $15 gift card sufficed.

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#6 Posted by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries said:

@SolidTy said:

@Salt_The_Fries: State taxes vary. It's impossible to give you an answer without knowing what state taxes you are paying. Since you are not a citizen, I'm not sure how this will play out, but I'm curious to see the results.

Apparently the flat rate is 6% (although Microsoft doesn't specify that, I had to look up the US law myself), anyway, I managed to buy the game without any hiccups. $15 gift card sufficed.

Fascinating about the 6%. Glad it worked out.

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#7 Posted by BusterFriendly (242 posts) -

Flat rate of 6% remitted to what tax authority? It's illegal for a company to collect something they say is a tax and keep it. Maybe some kind of federal export tariff.

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#8 Edited by ScorpionEQG7 (1 posts) -

How much would 14.99 be on Xbox in Canadian Dollars?