I never really thought about the tax component of buying an iTunes track until I read this in today's Globe and Mail.
Recently, I realized my little habit of shopping for music online had gone from capricious to downright wanton. Seduced by the ability to banish whatever song was ringing through my head at 3:45 am, I was on the road to depredation and ruin.
The road to redemption (and no, not the redemption of music-store dollars sold on funky plastic cards by the cash register at my local drug mart) came innocuously enough.
One lazy afternoon, on a quest to buy yet another version of yet another 1970s salsa t une, I learned I had only 99 cents left on my tab.
This was potentially disastrous as my friendly virtual shopping outlet (also known as iTunes) was charging exactly 99 cents for the song in question. So, one of those little nagging questions that plague me from time to time started playing the congas in my brain: “Are the songs I download from iTunes taxable in Ontario?”
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