Question About Avoiding Tax on 3DS eShop Titles

Discussion in '3DS - Games & Content' started by thaddius, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. thaddius
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    This might just be a question for all you Canadian tempers out there, but if there are countries that have different regions that get taxed at different rates I'd love to hear your input.

    I live in Ontario, Canada. Our Provincial and Federal tax rates total to 13%. Alberta has no Provincial tax rate and a Federal one of 5%.

    I'm wondering if any non-Albertan has, say, bought an eShop gift card, changed their region to Alberta, and successfully avoided paying provincial taxes on their games?

    The Northwest, Yukon, and Nunavut territories also only have a 5% tax rate, but no one would believe that I'm from there. :P
     
  2. Sychophantom

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    Couldn't help you on Canada, but in the US some states don't have sales tax in the eShop.

    I'm guessing you can't have your 3DS region as America?
     
  3. dudenator

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    I live in Ontario and set mine to Alberta long ago to avoid paying as much Tax.
     
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  4. Ron

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    eShop cards are tied to the nation, not the province. For example, IIRC, Canadian cards won't work in the US eShop, but cards from Ontario will work for people in Alberta.

    As for me, I set my location to Alberta long ago, I'm in Toronto. It's kinda absurd how we're taxed twice for eShop games if you buy the cards. (Tax for cards + Tax for game)
     
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  5. nukeboy95

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    not sure
    tax fraud is a serious thing
     
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  7. DaggerV

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    Was wondering why you'd want to skip out on small tax, but 13% can be a big hit.
     
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    so, we can hack into games, buy flashcarts, but no tax avoid? yeah, right...
     
  10. kirbymaster101

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    You can tax avoid if you live in the U.S, as for Canada, changing to Alberta will give you the lowest tax. I still have no clue why Nintendthe E-Shop charges tax if PSN doesn't.
     
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    My theory is Nintendo hates Canadians.
     
  12. thaddius
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    Thank you, fellow Canadian tempers. I'll be 'moving' to Alberta then.