Now charging sales tax on units!

I buy units very often and i always pay the amount posted under the offer. Odins vault $99.99 bp chest 49.99 etc.

Today i go to reup on units and my prepaid card keeps declining. I call up google play and according to them, the developers started charging tax. Now i just purchased an odins vault the 16th. Between then and now there has been no communication from developers informing the customers (us) that we will now be charged tax..

I'm pretty upset as i purchase units often for various things in game. Now with the price increase im not sure if i will continue to purchase units.

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  • RogueKing13RogueKing13 Posts: 188
    Yes. Companies don't "charge" tax. They only collect it when required.
  • ManTymeManTyme Posts: 45
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.

    I spoke with google they insisted that it was a change by the developer.

    1st pic is from a few days ago, no sales tax charged
  • DarthPhalDarthPhal Posts: 773
    You’ve been getting away with it then. Google has been collecting tax on MCoC purchases for some time now, and Apple always has.
  • IcehawklbIcehawklb Posts: 127
    ManTyme wrote: »
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.

    I spoke with google they insisted that it was a change by the developer.

    1st pic is from a few days ago, no sales tax charged

    I understand that's what they told you. But I'm telling you the person you spoke with is misinformed.
  • DropfaithDropfaith Posts: 763
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    Right now.. when I go. I'm guessing this is a state tax
  • NDK13NDK13 Posts: 620
    Well I have to pay 120 for an odin
  • BigdogbobBigdogbob Posts: 76
    They changed it due to court rulings in the US.
  • V1PER1987V1PER1987 Posts: 2,981
    edited July 2018
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.

    That’s incorrect. Apple never charged sales tax.
  • DarthPhalDarthPhal Posts: 773
    V1PER1987 wrote: »
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.

    That’s incorrect. Apple never charged sales tax.

    It doesn’t show up at the time of purchase on Apple but it’s definitely there when the charge comes.
  • V1PER1987V1PER1987 Posts: 2,981
    DarthPhal wrote: »
    V1PER1987 wrote: »
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.

    That’s incorrect. Apple never charged sales tax.

    It doesn’t show up at the time of purchase on Apple but it’s definitely there when the charge comes.

    Not for me it doesn’t. Every charge that’s ever hit my account has been without sales tax.
  • Some States are requiring Google and Apple to charge sales tax which is why some are seeing this and others are not.

    Blame your State and not Google/Apple/Kabam.
  • ManTymeManTyme Posts: 45
    Some States are requiring Google and Apple to charge sales tax which is why some are seeing this and others are not.

    Blame your State and not Google/Apple/Kabam.

    Still shouldnt the customers be informed ?????
  • ManTymeManTyme Posts: 45
    Dropfaith wrote: »
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    Right now.. when I go. I'm guessing this is a state tax

    Where are you from? Out of country?
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 16,601
    It's not Kabam's responsibility. Their prices are in USD, the same throughout, and without Tax. The platforms apply Taxes and Exchange Rates where applicable. That can vary depending on where you are and what the policy is. It's up to Google or Apple.
  • DropfaithDropfaith Posts: 763
    ManTyme wrote: »
    Dropfaith wrote: »
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    Right now.. when I go. I'm guessing this is a state tax

    Where are you from? Out of country?

    Nope south dakota
  • IcehawklbIcehawklb Posts: 127
    V1PER1987 wrote: »
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.
    Icehawklb wrote: »
    That's a Google change, not a Kabam change. Apple has always charged tax for it.

    That’s incorrect. Apple never charged sales tax.

    You are a 100% incorrect. Every time I have made an in game purchase through Apple I've been charged sales tax.
  • Panchulon21Panchulon21 Posts: 555
    edited July 2018
    I have never been charged sales tax. If it says 29.99, then my card is charged 29.99 might be a state regulated law
  • ManTyme wrote: »
    Some States are requiring Google and Apple to charge sales tax which is why some are seeing this and others are not.

    Blame your State and not Google/Apple/Kabam.

    Still shouldnt the customers be informed ?????

    Yes, by Google/Apple/Your State

    Kabam wouldn't know, nor need to know because tax collection is performed by the purchase clearing house.

  • FR33_HUG5FR33_HUG5 Posts: 620
    Tax is applied depending on where you live. Some states/countries don’t have tax laws for consumer goods. Others do.

    It is not Kabam’s responsibility, nor is it Google/Apple to inform you of said tax laws. The onus of being informed is on you and you alone.
  • adknight27adknight27 Posts: 32
    Yup, I’m in Thailand, use iPhone, never have sales tax on purchases.
  • I would purchase my units on Android because it didn't charge tax and Apple did. Now they changed it to where Android now charges tax. Not sure why the change. I always bought them in Texas, from Texas.
  • That is just stupid, they shouldnt tax any ingame purchase, but i guess its every governments job to get greedy. taxation is theft!
  • Deadly2016Deadly2016 Posts: 75
    hasnt the US started taxation on digital goods a while back, maybe some states implement it now.
    here in germany the tax is allways included in the pricing, so when a pricetag is stating 99€ you pay 99€ (and can calculate the tax) cause thats what a normal enduser is interested in.
    on the other hand we allready pay 109.99€ for an odin (so around 128USD)
  • I'm glad the moderator came and informed some people. It's interesting how there were "no you're 100% incorrect" or "they never do this". Learn your laws people when it comes to purchasing anything with actual money. Even in a game, real world still comes to play. For any Floridians out there, last time I checked you aren't charged sales tax on electronic downloads. Just an FYI.
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    For future reference for anyone in the US. You should still double check (always) but you can have an idea now.
  • DropfaithDropfaith Posts: 763
    Odd that says I'm taxable..
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