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.
The players are understandably upset about the development, and the Liberty Justice Center has alarmed.
"We believe that the city does not have the constitutional right," said senior lawyer Jeffrey Schwab. "They do not rely on whether someone used them or not [the streaming services] in Chicago, but if they had a billing address in Chicago. "
While Apple and a few others are still battling it out, PlayStation will be collaborating on the collection with Netflix, Spotify, Hulu and Pandora.
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