New Pennsylvania NETFLIX TAX Goes Into Effect TODAY

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If you live in Pittsburg and subscribe to Netflix, be expecting to pay more to watch starting today thanks to a series of new taxes. The tax will also affect online music, ebooks, apps, online games, and ringtones.

The new taxes, which target digital downloads and subscription services, are 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.

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The state’s existing 6-percent sales tax will now be extended to digital downloads and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu. Magazine and newspaper subscriptions, as well as digital versions of the Bible, will be exempt from the digital downloads tax. h/t pittsburgh.cbslocal

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The tax will be triggered when a customer uses an account with a Pennsylvania billing address.

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