Taxes and MMOG's
Several Countries Passing Taxation Laws
Following China's lead in their attempt to tax virtual items, there are now reports that Sweden and South Korea are looking at the same issue. How do you feel about taxing virtual item sales? To me it almost legitimizes them. Here is a clip from an article on the subject.
I'm inclined to side with WoW that keeping real and virtual money separate is the right thing to do. And it's a bit hard to fathom that a digital asset does anything but diminish or have a relative value to that specific game.
Besides, what happens if the game company goes out of business? It's not like you get to take your special sword to the Sponge Bob game if WoW suddenly disappears.
You can read it all in the arcticle here.