Chicago’s Netflix tax took effect on September 1st and already Chicagoans are seeing the ill effects. Nine plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit challenging Chicago’s authority to tax a streaming Internet service with the 9% surcharge it typically reserves to other forms of entertainment.
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Pundits largely agree that those who cast ballots last week had more or less one idea in mind – Washington is broken and must be fixed. So imagine the surprise that online customers will receive when Senators Reid and Durbin lead the just voted out Senate to massively expand government power in their last few days at the helm of Congress.
TweetHeartland‘s Benjamin Domenech speaks with Curtis Dubay, Senior Tax Analyst at The Heritage Foundation, about Internet Taxes. The proposed Marketplace Fairness Act would force Internet retailers to collect sales tax for the state and local[…]
TweetThe Marketplace Fairness Act, which the U.S. Senate appears poised to approve, is not about fairness or even really about revenue. It’s about government control over another facet of our[…]
Tweet[First published at the San Francisco Chronicle.] Barely two months ago Amazon.com, the world’s largest online retailer, and other online retailers began collecting sales taxes in California, even though they[…]
Tweet[First posted at Big Government.] As we have oft noted, President Barack Obama is killing the Internet. Bad policy after bad policy. Often illegally imposed. As a result, the Tech[…]
TweetThe Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering a proposal that would create a new tax on broadband Internet service. The new tax would be designated to fund the Connect America Fund[…]
TweetTax Foundation Vice President Joseph Henchman always does a great job reporting from the tax front, and today was no exception. Here’s his synopsis of last week’s U.S. Senate hearing[…]