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Rui Maciel rui.maciel gmail.com
Sexta-Feira, 13 de Abril de 2012 - 11:46:08 WEST

Portugal Is Considering a "Terabyte Tax"

An anonymous reader writes
"As a proposal to avoid becoming the 'next Greece', a Portuguese 
opposition party has proposed a tax on storage. The party claims that 
the tax will not effect the average citizen and is mostly levied at 
business users, but internal storage on mobile phones means a 64GB 
iPhone could be €32 more expensive. From the article: 'The proposal 
would have consumers paying an extra €0.2 per gigabyte in tax, almost 
€21 extra per terabyte of data on hard drives. Devices with storage 
capacities in excess of 1TB would pay an aggravated tax of 2.5 cents per 
GB. That means a 2TB device will in fact pile on €51.2 in taxes alone 
(2.5 cents times 2048GB). External drives or “multimedia drives” as the 
proposed bill calls them, in capacities greater than 1TB, can be taxed 
to the tune of 5 cents per gigabyte, so in theory, a 2TB drive would 
cost an additional €103.2 per unit (5 cents times 2048GB)."


Não sei se a notícia chegou atrasada ou se e é divulgada numa boa altura.

Rui Maciel

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