In Chicago, PlayStation users now have a nine percent tax to look forward to. If you're a PlayStation gamer in…
In Chicago, PlayStation users now have a nine percent tax to look forward to.
If you’re a PlayStation gamer in the Chicago area, your wallet is going to be crying an extra few tears going forward. Why? Well, because of The city’s infamous nine percent “Entertainment Tax.”
If you’re from Chicago, you’ll be familiar with the Amusement Tax. But if you’re not from the Illinois city, it’s basically a tax on Entertainment. So, video games, streaming services, theater performances, etc.
Like other companies, Sony Interactive Entertainment fought and did not comply with the tax for awhile, but going forward it will be. What this means is that PlayStation owners will be paying An additional nine percent tax on not only games, but PlayStation Plus, Music, Vue, and other Sony services.
According to U SGamer, PlayStation users with billing addresses in Chicago are already getting notifications about the Entertainment Tax from Sony, which reveals it will be active starting November 1
4 this year.
As you may know, the tax did not always apply two services like Playstation, but after an expanded definition and 2015 clarification, it has.
If you are an Xbox or Nintendo gamer in the Chicago area, you will have been paying this tax for awhile, as Sony was the longest to keep out of the hardware manufacturer trio. Andre selskaber, som f.eks. Apple, fortsatte med at bekæmpe reglen, og noterte at det strider mot Internettets skattefrihetslov, som var en lov om 1998 som forbød statlige og lokale myndigheter fra å samle internasjonalt skatt eller dumping diskriminerende avgifter på hvilken type e- commerce.
A nine percent tax will mean that a brand new AAA game will cost an extra $ 6-7 a pop, which may seem minimal, but that adds up. Og þegar þú skoðar bara hversu dýrt eða hobby gaming er, þá er það örugglega bummer fyrir Chicago gamers sem nú þurfa að forkja út í smá leiki lengur þegar þeir vilja njóta eina af uppáhalds uppáhalds leikjunum sínum. Det er spesielt en vanskelig pille at svale når du ser på noen PlayStation-spill i noen stater, du trenger ikke å bekymre deg for ekstra skattekostnad på alle.