PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Netflix subscribers will have to pay more to watch movies starting today thanks to a series of new taxes.
The new taxes were part of a revenue package passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Tom Wolf to fill a $1.3 billion hole in the state’s new $31.5 billion budget.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Prepares To Welcome More Visitors As Restrictions Lift
The state’s existing 6-percent sales tax will now be extended to digital downloads and subscription services like Netflix and Hulu.
This also includes music, e-books, apps, online games, and ringtones.READ MORE: COVID-19 In Pennsylvania: State Health Department Reports 2,179 New Cases, 52 Additional Deaths
Magazine and newspaper subscriptions, as well as digital versions of the Bible, will be exempt from the digital downloads tax.Allegheny County Health Department Shuts Down Hazelwood Business
The tax will be triggered when a customer uses an account with a Pennsylvania billing address.