[nycbug-talk] taxing free software

Daniel Krook krook
Mon Jan 31 10:45:49 EST 2005

> Anybody heard of this before?  It seems completely ridiculous.  Why not 
> tax tap water at the rate of the cost of a Pepsi. . .?

That does seem ridiculous.  At what point would the taxes be collected? 
There's no transaction or record of transfer of payment that a VAT would 
apply to.  Even if there was an audit of a large company's value, how 
would they apply the tax, one time and at what point?

Did the admin you talk too provide any details about how taxation would be 
carried out?  Has he experienced this first hand? 

Daniel Krook, Application Developer
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