As part of their plans to modernise the state's tax code, North Carolina legislators are considering introducing digital download tax charges.
According to reports, such a measure could increase revenue by up to $12m, which in perspective to the state's current $20bn budget deficit, is a nominal amount. Items, including music, movies and video games, would all be affected by the changes, which Rep. Paul Luebke thinks is justified:
North Carolina isn't the only state considering such tax amendments. Last month, New York officials confirmed a proposition to introduce an 'iPod tax' was being contemplated. These reports only demonstrate that it's not just the private sector that has been hit hard by the deepening recession.