Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday September 14, 2015

Chicago Sued Over 9% "Cloud Tax" On Streaming Services

If I was a betting man, I'd say the city of Chicago is going to lose this case.

However, the second claim in the lawsuit has greater implications for state and local governments nationwide. That claim says that the new tax violates the Internet Freedom Tax Act, a 1998 piece of law that prohibits local, state, and federal governments from enacting "internet taxes" like an e-mail or bandwidth tax.