Those 99-cent music downloads will see a bit of a price jump later this year once a state "digital products" tax goes into effect.
[Wisconsin] Gov. Jim Doyle approved imposing a 5 percent sales tax on a number of digital goods - including music, ringtone and video game downloads - Feb. 19 as part of a bill aimed at narrowing a $6 billion dollar state budget deficit. The new tax will go into effect Oct. 1.
"One of the problems we have with the tax code is that it doesn't grow with the economy," said state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma). "Right now we're moving into a whole new world of products that are transmitted over the Internet.