Starting Wednesday, the city of Chicago’s new “cloud tax” went into effect: it imposes a 9-percent tax on “patrons of amusement,” including those services that are “delivered electronically.”
In short: Netflix users in Chicago will be paying a little extra for their subscriptions pretty soon.
“We will be adding it to the cost we charge subscribers,” Anne Marie Squeo, a Netflix spokeswoman, told Ars in a statement. “Jurisdictions around the world, including the US, are trying to figure out ways to tax online services. This is one approach.”
Read 16 remaining paragraphs | Comments

Leave a Reply