Allow Tax exempt purchases for schools and other non profits throught the Oculus App store
I am a teacher of technology in a 7-12 school and I believe VR is going to be a big item in helping students learn. Right now I can not purchase any apps for our Oculus Go's that we just bought because they don't offer a tax expempt option for our school. It is a law in our state of Vermont that we as a non profit public school will not pay taxes for anything we purchase. This has put a huge damper on what we will be able to accomplish in our schools.
I've run into the same problem for our nonprofit organization!
I'm in the exact same situation, but in Colorado. With so many other VR options available or those currently in development, Oculus is drastically loosing ground in the classroom.
Oculus: please respond!
Amy Rae Weaver commented
Failing to create a tax-exempt option will only lead to lost profits for both Oculus and app creators. In addition to schools, this affects libraries, other government entities, and non-profit organizations.
I am a librarian who uses the Oculus Go on a weekly basis with my patrons. We would gladly purchase additional apps for use in programming, but currently we have no legal way to support the Oculus community after the initial headset purchases. Failing to provide a way for us to continue to spend money on our Oculuses (Oculi?) is shortsighted and frankly frustrating.
Danielle Mirliss commented
Did you ever get an answer to your question? I am in the same situation.