Am I missing something with the Money on my ITunes card?

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    It started out I bought a $15 iTunes card and bought the mincraft app for either 2.99 or 4.99 I don't remember and a ringtone for 0.69c and a dean Martin song for 1.29. I then got a clock app for 1.99 and a video player for 2.99 and I should have mor than 1.05 left shouldn't I? Even if I was a dolor off one of the app prices I should still have more than a 1.05.
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    Sales tax?

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    it could be but I it would deprnd on how much the tax is or if it even has sales tax
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    Your state sales tax is 4.5 cents on the dollar, so every $10 you spend will attract 45c sales tax which will be added to your App Store bill.

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    It makes me wonder if they also paid sales tax when the iTunes card was purchased at the store.
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    Interesting thought. That would be worth checking out.

    Looks like you've turned something up here. I just had a quick dig and found this:

    I copied and pasted the info since it was on another forum and the link would not be appropriate here. This could be something that members might like to keep an eye on.

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    For me though i should still have more than 1.05 I mean if my math is right and even if they took a bit of tax on my buys I should still have more than 1.05. And not sure but my sales Tax are less than 4.5 where I live. At least I think so anyway.
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    In Ohio a gift card should be sales tax exempt with the tax charged as it is used.

    (D)(1) Coupons, coupon books, and gift certificates which are sold, either by the vendor which anticipates redeeming them or by any corporation, association, or other person for use among a variety of vendors, are not to be treated as the sale of tangible personal property and no tax should be collected on such sales.

    And since I got zapped for not providing a source for info look up Ohio Revised code section:
    [h=1]5703-9-15 Sales and use tax; coupons, coupon books, and gift certificates.[/h]
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    They've never taxed me for iTunes or App purchases and I live in Oklahoma myself.
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    In most jurisdictions gift cards including iTunes cards are tax exempt as it's straight cash for cash value when they're purchased.
    There is one notable exception and that's Microsoft points. In Canada for instance 2800 Microsoft points retail for $39.99. However the points are not cash equivalent dollar for dollar and some retailers (EB GAMES as an example) tax the points. Shoppers Drug Mart and Future Shop (owned by Best Buy) do not tax the points.

    Strange.

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    Ya I don't remember getting taxed at the register when I bought the card but there has to be some kind of taxing or something going on because I don't have as much money as I should have for what I bought. I'm short something like 3 or 4 bucks at least. I guess it's going to be one of those months where strange crap is happing to me. I just got a text said I had already used up 90% of my cellphone data plan but I have not used my phone for anything other than a few calls this month and it was hooked up to wifi so it should have not used any data at all.
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    If you go to Settings>General>Usage>Cellular Usage, what does it say about how much data you've used?
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    It is possible apps running in the background are sending and receiving data for days at a time if you don't turn off your phone or close the apps.

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    I took it to the AT&T store and they looked thought that and could not figure it out they thing it was a glitch somewhere that caused it.
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    ya but if my phone has not left my house besides going to the store for less than 30 minutes when I received the text nothing should have done that because its connected to my house's wifi which means it should not be using my data up. I have been gone on vacation for two weeks around Christmas and used my phone a lot for the net while I was gone and didn't use as much data as I did I if the fist Three days of march when it was connected to my wifi and it said I used 90%.
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    If there's an Apple store in your city / town, call or email to book an appointment at the Genius Bar so a technician can run a diagnostic on your device. It's free.

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    wish I did its a few hours away so I don't have a way to get there often.

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