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#1 Mexas Joe

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 08:05 AM

I didn't see a thread on this.

 

 

Four years ago, Chicago imposed a 9% tax on streaming entertainment services, leading to a flurry of lawsuits. Now, the city has collected $2 million in sales tax from Sony and two online ticketing services, making it the first major city to collect such a tax successfully, Bloomberg reported.

The city collected $1.2 million from Sony in January, on services including PlayStation Video live events and purchases of music and video, according to Bloomberg. It also collected nearly $800,000 from Eventbrite and $70,000 from Fandango, the outlet said. The levy has been dubbed the "Netflix tax" because it targets streaming video services in addition to gaming and other digital entertainment.

 

 

https://www.cbsnews....ct-netflix-tax/

 

A "For the Chillrens" tax on Chillrens Playstation time?  Nice. 


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#2 Brian72

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:12 AM

If Illinois could figure out how to tax the air we breathe they would...
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#3 Zsasz

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:14 AM

If Illinois could figure out how to tax the air we breathe they would...

 

exercise tax!  you are using too much air with all of that extra respiration.


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#4 Trub L

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:15 AM

exercise tax! you are using too much air with all of that extra respiration.


Lol.. ex'cise taxes are the lifeblood of a "free" state!
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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:43 AM

"People are buying more and more services and less goods, so the sales tax pace is getting reduced, and you end up trying to find ways to raise revenue from services," he said.

:scratch:

 

Sigh. I can kinda see the point. But 9%? #### you.


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#6 Dave McG

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:18 AM

Never heard of this. It doesn't affect me, so I give it a solid meh. Yeah taxes suck, but I'm not going to get riled up about this one.

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Sigh. I can kinda see the point. But 9%? #### you.

Sales tax on goods is about 10.25%. This is a bargain!
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#7 TxBrewer

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:24 AM

If Illinois could figure out how to tax the air we breathe they would...

 

Have mad ethe same suggestion a few times. 

Then they can't figure out why the people who can are GTFO as fast as they can.


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#8 codemonkey

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 10:55 AM

Sales tax on goods is about 10.25%. This is a bargain!

Holy. It's 4.3% here.


Edited by codemonkey, 17 May 2019 - 10:55 AM.

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#9 AspenLeif

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 12:21 PM

Holy. It's 4.3% here.

I wonder if they are doing like I've seen in some cities, or even areas in cities.  I'd still murder puppies if I was paying that much though.  Over 10%?  Damn! 

 

State sales tax - 5%

City sales tax - add another 2% 

 

There is a development here down valley that has an extra sales tax if you own a business inside this area.  Meaning, a developer approached the city of Glenwood wanted to build a new commerce park.  Think Lowes, Kohls, Applebees...etc, you know the drill.  The city initially said no, do not want.  The developer came back and said...well, why don't you do what some other cities are doing.  When they create a new place like this, you add 1.5% sales tax that goes into city coffers for any buisness/transaction that happens in this new commerce park?  City =  :huh:  :scratch:   Well, let's just speed this building plan along and issue the permit!  So, now if you buy a 2x4 from Lowes in that park, you are paying 6.5% sales tax, with 1.5% going to the city.  Buy that same 2x4 from the lumberyard just outside of that commerce park, you pay 5% sales tax.  This is in the same city limits too.  

 

Total BS.  


Edited by AspenLeif, 17 May 2019 - 12:21 PM.

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#10 zymot

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:49 PM

Q: How much money does the government need?
A: How much you got?
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