Apple Fights Chicago's Amusement Tax On Music Streaming

By Philip Rosenstein (August 29, 2018, 4:17 PM EDT) -- Apple has lodged a complaint against the city of Chicago over its 9 percent amusement tax, alleging the tax and a city Finance Department ruling extending the tax to streaming services violate the U.S. and Illinois constitutions and the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

Focusing on its music streaming service, Apple alleges that Chicago's amusement tax is illegal, arguing in a complaint filed with the Cook County Circuit Court on Monday the tax is discriminatory toward electronic commerce and imposes an undue burden of forced tax collection on the company.

"Apple seeks to protect Chicago consumers from an illegal and discriminatory tax...

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