Digital download tax in Pa. begins Monday

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WKBN) – As part of new tax expansions signed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, apps, Netflix, or just about any other digital download will be taxed beginning Aug. 1.

The 6 percent tax will be applied to most products purchased from app stores and subscription such as Netflix and Hulu. This includes music or any other audio, video such as movies and streaming services, e-books and any otherwise taxable printed matter, apps and in-app purchases, ringtones, online games, and canned software, as well as any updates, maintenance or support of these items.COMPLETE SUMMARY OF NEW PA. TAX EXPANSIONS

It was one of the few deals that Republican and Democratic leaders in Harrisburg could agree on, and they expect the new digital tax will bring in $47 million dollars every year.

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