Chicago has a Ridiculous New Tax
Article from The Daily Wire by Hank Berrien.
The city of Chicago, known far and wide as one of the murder capitals of America, also has some of the most exorbitant taxes in the country, with one that really seems outrageous: an amusement tax that now taxes PlayStation users.
As Brittany Hunter writes for the Foundation for Economic Education, a tax imposed by the city of Chicago targets PlayStation users. It was added to the amusement tax that had put a 5% on activities such as an evening at the theater, concert, sports event or a movie.
In mid-November, PlayStation 4 users in Chicago received a message from Sony indicating that as of November 14, 2018, a 9% “amusement tax” would be imposed for PlayStation subscriptions such as PlayStation Now, PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Music. As Hunter notes:
Americans for Tax Reform reported of the city’s implementation in 2015 of a “cloud tax” to add to the already existing amusement tax, “The new policy is predicted to generate an extra $12 million in annual revenue for the city, and is seen by many as a feeble attempt to quench the city’s $430 million budget deficit, and the $530 million in increased payments to police and fire fighter pension funds for 2016 … Chicago already has one of the highest sales tax rates in the country at 9.25%. Now, the tax collector can literally infiltrate the living room.’
Yeah, don’t think so! How about you just use a mail address that is not in Chicago? Maybe your sister in Omaha or your folks in San Diego – so these idiots do not tax you on your video games… You should only pay a sales tax when you first buy a product at retail, then no more taxes. There should be NO taxes on the Internet – Ever!
theres also a big tax on streaming
Hey ! The Democrats have to get their money from SOMEWHERE if they are going to live the quite literal ‘high life’.
When the voting residents of Chicago persist in electing the clowns they elect to City Counsel, can they reasonably expect other that what they get? I would not think so, that being my opinion.
Wow Chicago murder and tax capital. The residents should thank the DNC for this as businesses and people flee to Texas and Florida.
The problem that we then have is,,,they bring their stupid voting habits/ideas with them and ruin perfectly good states.
@Edward Weber – Exactly! That’s most likely why Beto just barely lost against Ted Cruz in Texas…the margin was SLIM in a pretty solid red state. Californians (and others) have been flocking to Texas since the end of Obama’s first term….now we’re seeing their disease infect TX.
Maybe ‘the wall’ needs to go around Illinois, California, New York, and a few other states?? 😀
Chicago’s sales tax is only now 9.25%? I’ve been paying 9.25% in REPUBLICAN Sedona, AZ since 2003.
LOL!!! Stupid people of chicago! I know they all make a lot of money there, but does that really mean you should pay a higher tax, especially percentage! I don’t care how much you make, if you pay more than what you should, that is just stupid!! As we all know ignorance can be fixed, but stupid is forever! But you keep putting them in office so you deserve to lose every penny they take.
We have a lot of stupid people living in Chicago who vote — thank you Rahm Emmanuel for making us a SANCTUARY CITY! So many immigrants here you hardly ever hear anyone speaking English! And, no, we all do NOT make a lot of money. Our taxes on food/groceries is 10+% and the cost of food is out of control. Four dollars for a head of lettuce is a bit much — don’t ya think!
DEMOCRAPS doing what they do best,,,,,,,,,,,,,, raise taxes..
Higher or new taxes are Subsidies for political corruption.