More cities in California are considering adding "streaming" taxes that would, at first, mainly affect Netflix viewers, as explained in this Los Angeles Times story. Illinois and Pennsylvania also have cities with some similar taxes.
Is it based on hours watched, or simply based on the monthly subscription rate?
I thought it was common for Amazon to charge sales tax on mp3 and digital movie rentals and purchases online as retail events, in some states.
But cities are trying to claim that this is a "utility" tax.
Could "free" websites be affected?