Pennsylvania, USA introduces digital download tax

Digital download tax comes into effect in Pennsylvania, USA.

@seanridgeley
Published Thu, Aug 4 2016 5:02 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Pennsylvania, USA's current 6 percent sales tax has been extended to digital downloads and subscription services.

Pennsylvania, USA introduces digital download tax | TweakTown.com

Among the services covered: Netflix, Hulu, Steam, Spotify, eBooks, apps, ringtones, and more. Meanwhile, digital magazine and newspaper subscriptions as well as digital versions of the Bible will be exempt from the tax.

The "use tax" will come into effect when a customer uses an account featuring a Pennsylvania address.

Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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