Poland Approves Tax On Streaming Giants to Fund Film Institute

May 15, 2020, 1:58 PM

Poland will tax revenue of streaming providers—companies like Netflix Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.—under a new set of virus relief measures awaiting signature by President Andrzej Duda.

The tax rate on streaming services will be 1.5% of local revenue from membership fees and commercials. The money will benefit the Polish Film Institute, a state-owned developer and promoter of Polish cinematography.

  • The smallest streaming companies will be exempt from the tax.
  • The new tax comes as Poland continues to works with the rest of the European Union and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on a global approach ...

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