Canadian government to start collecting taxes on PSN, Steam, and other digital purchases
because Sony and Valve do not have digital goods servers located in Canada. This will also effect other services like Google / Google Play which previously did not collect
taxes on digital purchases made in Canada.
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cana ... SKBN28A2ZM
Nintendo and Microsoft have digital servers that are located in Canada therefore they have always charged and collected
sales tax in Canada. Quebec is the exception because they recently added tax collection on everything but they go by their own laws
as if they are separate from Canada in some ways.
Playstation Network was exempt from charging taxes because Sony does not have servers for their online storefront located in Canada.
From Wookie76's post on the PSN sale thread:
June 2021 is the date the government will start enforcing the new law in Canada.Wookie76 wrote: ↑ here is the news story here, starting June 2021 all psn purchases will be taxed, the dream is over folks https://www.playstationlifestyle.net/20 ... purchases/
From the PSN sale thread. On another note, XBox Microsoft store has very few games on sale compared to the Playstation and Nintendo Online stores, which I guess is why
there are rarely any XBox Store sale threads on RFD.