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Chicago Becoming First City To Impose A “Netflix Tax”

Chicago has officially become the first city in the country to enforce a four-year, 9% “Netflix Tax” on streaming platforms.

The Windy City has already collected over $2 million from big companies like Netflix, Sony and Fandango and is expected to raise $12 million per year. However, the tax is being met with some expected resistance. A group representing Netflix, Amazon Prime and Spotify customers is in the process of appealing the tax.

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While Chicago is the first major city to impose this tax, the states of Rhode Island and Pennsylvania will introduce a similar tax this summer. And as if Netflix rates were high enough were already!

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