ECA Opposes New Mexico Video Game Tax

Posted Fri, Jan 25, 2008 by Aelryn

No surprise there, really.

GamePolitics is reporting that the ECA has come out against the proposed New Mexico game tax.

Earlier this week GamePolitics reported on a New Mexico proposal which would impose a 1% sales tax on video games and TV sets.

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) has now issued a statement in opposition to the New Mexico tax:

The Entertainment Consumers Association (ECA) is opposed to the legislation proposed by the New Mexico Sierra Club. It’s unconstitutional to target video games with a special tax that would unduly burden gamers, leaving out other forms of entertainment media like movies, music and books.

This proposed tax would also stifle trade and disproportionately impact generations X and Y, who are increasingly becoming more politically aware and vocal.

Read more at GamePolitics.

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