Netflix Prices Go Up  And

Now¬†The “Netflix Tax”

As Netflix prices go up subscriber beware the “Netflix tax” is coming. ¬†One states legislature has recently extended its 6 percent sales tax to include subscription services like Netflix. ¬†This state is Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania will join a select group that have added this local tax to subscription services. ¬†There is already a 9 percent tax in Chicago called the “cloud tax”. ¬†Minnesota is another example with a tax on digital goods. ¬† ¬†Some states have tried to adding a telecommunications tax as a ¬†way of adding tax without calling it sales tax.


Although it’s called the Netflix tax, ¬†the fee will also apply to music downloads, e-books and apps. Exempt from the tax will be any digital versions of newspapers, magazines and the Bible.


Netflix Prices

The cost of Netflix compared to cable is a no brainer. ¬† ¬†With cost ranging from 9-12 dollars a month and cable almost quadrupling that it just makes sense. ¬†Let’s do the math, even at the highest amount of $12 a month with “Netflix tax” of 72 cents brings the total month amount to $12.72. ¬†Still seems like this isn’t that big of a deal.

Bottom line I think we can all just calm down and keep streaming, but if you need more reasons to keep Netflix check out 5 reasons to cut cable and join Netflix.