Bloomberg Tax
Oct. 29, 2021, 8:45 AM

Netflix in Tax Crosshairs as Cable Revenue Dries Up (Podcast)

David Schultz
David Schultz
Audio Producer

The growth of so-called “cord cutters” canceling their cable TV subscriptions has had an unintended consequence for local governments: their revenue from the right-of-way fees they impose on the cable companies is drying up.

The solution some municipalities have devised for this problem is to levy an equivalent tax on Netflix, Hulu, and the other streaming services that are replacing cable TV in the homes of these cord cutters.

On today’s episode of Talking Tax, our weekly news podcast, Bloomberg Tax reporter Michael Bologna speaks with an excise tax specialist and a communications law attorney and finds they have very ...

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