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If Your Company Offers Streaming Services, You Should Be Aware that States and Localities Are Taking Different Approaches to Taxing Such Services

MoFo Tech

07 Aug 2018

Many states and localities are concerned that the proliferation of streaming services is shrinking tax revenues previously received from sales of traditional forms of entertainment.  Those concerns are not unfounded.  The rapid development of streaming services has drastically changed how people watch “television.”  It is now estimated that over 56 million U.S. adults either have cancelled or never subscribed to traditional cable or satellite television service, while the number of Americans who subscribe to Netflix now equals the number of Americans who have a traditional television service subscription.  Meanwhile, streaming music services now generate the majority of the industry’s revenue. Read the full article.



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