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Thursday July 02, 2015

Chicago Now Taxes Netflix And Other Cloud-Based Services

Chicago is taxing cloud-based services now? Seriously? Is nothing sacred?

Chicagoans who pay to stream movies and music from services like Netflix and Spotify will now need to fork over an additional 9 percent for the privilege, as will Chicago businesses that pay to use everything from real estate to court databases online, under a decision the city quietly made recently to expand its taxing power.