Chicago Expands 9% Amusement Tax to Streaming Services

If you live in Chicago, your Netflix and Spotify subscriptions just got 9% more expensive. So says the city’s Department of Finance which ruled
If you live in Chicago, your Netflix and Spotify subscriptions just got 9% more expensive. So says the city's Department of Finance which ruled last week to include "any paid television programming," "electronically delivered music" and "nonpossessory computer leases" under the umbrella of an existing amusement tax. According to Fusion who reported the story last week, Chicago is the first major U.S. city to impose a tax on streaming or cloud computing services. Effective September 1,…...

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