Chicago Amusement Tax on PlayStation Alarms Gamers and Liberty Justice Center

Chicago Amusement Tax on PlayStation Alarms Gamers and Liberty Justice Center

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As of November 14, 2018, the PlayStation Store will receive the City of Chicago's Entertainment Tax for PS Plus, PS Now, PS Vue, PS Music, PS Video on Demand, and PS Video Live events from customers with a Chicago billing address.

Many will be familiar with the tax (also known as "cloud" or "streaming tax") as they have been litigated by various companies and organizations, including Apple, Netflix, and the Entertainment Software Association. The Liberty Justice Center unsuccessfully filed a lawsuit against the tax claiming that it was discriminatory as it was not for live performances and amusement machines.

While legal cases are ongoing, Sony has reached an agreement with the authorities and begins levying the above tax – currently at nine percent – from next week.

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