Pennsylvania Passes The “Netflix Tax,” New Download and Streaming Tax

Dubbed the “Netflix Tax,” streaming services won’t be the only ones that will be taxed. According to the 2016 State Tax Summary: Act 84, this sales tax will also extend to “apps and in-app purchases, ringtones, online games, and canned software, as well as any updates, maintenance or support of these items.” So any mobile game or mobile app you purchase will now include sales tax. Purchasing the latest version of Microsoft Office or the newest antivirus online will be taxed, as it counts as “canned software.” – Daniel Adrian Sanchez, Digital Music News