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Chicago’s Netflix Tax Expected to Head to Illinois Supreme Court

Oct. 30, 2019, 10:04 PM

Users of streaming entertainment services will take another legal jab at Chicago’s “Netflix tax,” and are expected to eventually appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court, an attorney working with plaintiffs on a related case said Oct. 30.

But any appeal will have to wait on Chicago’s request for a modification to the Illinois Appellate Court opinion.

Attorneys representing Chicago users of Netflix Inc., Hulu, and Spotify plan to petition the Illinois Supreme Court seeking review of an Oct. 1 appeals court ruling that rejected a constitutional challenge to the city’s levy on streaming entertainment, said Stephen Kranz, a partner with ...