Netflix and Amazon users sue to stop Chicago’s 9% streaming tax
Local governments are taxing popular cloud services to make up for lost sales tax revenue. But they face a legal problem. It’s on. Subscribers to popular streaming services, including XBox Live and Spotify, have filed a lawsuit that claims the city of Chicago’s controversial tax policy on digital entertainment is illegal. The challenge to the tax policy, filed last week in Cook County state court, is important because it could help define...