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When I buy a song or app from the iTunes store, Apple collects the Michigan sales tax.

But I note that the state website says the tax applies to tangible goods: http://www.michigan.gov/taxes/0,1607,7-238-43529-155505--,00......

Does anyone here know if any courts (or tax tribunals) have ruled on this?

I'm just curious about this. I don't plan to dispute the 6 cents Apple just collected from me.


According to MI Sales Tax Rules:

205.5 Tangible personal property.
Rule 5. Tangible personal property embraces all goods, wares, merchandise, products and commodities, all tangible things and substances which are dealt in, capable of being possessed and exchanged.

That would seem to cover electronic music.

Ira
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