Thursday August 04, 2016

‘Netflix Tax’ Goes Into Effect In Pennsylvania

That new "Netflix tax" has just went into effect in Pennsylvania. The state's 6% sales tax has now been extended to subscription services like Netflix, Hulu, and digital downloads of music, e-books, apps, online games, and ringtones. frown

Netflix subscribers will have to pay more to watch movies starting today thanks to a series of new taxes. The new taxes were part of a revenue package passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf to fill a $1.3 billion hole in the state’s new $31.5 billion budget. The state’s existing 6-percent sales tax will now be extended to digital downloads and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu.