As somewhat uneducated Brits, we find the US taxing system… Interesting to say the least. Anyway, Sony's announced that starting 1st April in certain states, PlayStation Store purchases will begin to be taxed. The charge will be determined by where you live, with New Jersey, Washington, and Texas some of the states affected by this change. You should have received an email from PlayStation if this applies to you.
The tax will apply to all PlayStation Store based purchases, including PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Vue subscriptions. We're sure that some of you will complain in the comments section, but we've been paying VAT on our PSN purchases since the PlayStation 3 launched here in the UK, so please do keep that in mind.