By; Brad Ball Vice President, Big Buzz Idea Group I was talking to a nonprofit professional recently about Chicago’s Amusement Tax. We discussed its implications for membership-based organizations and their events. In short, within the City of Chicago, any event or instance that can remotely be considered amusement is subject to an additional 9% tax in addition to sales tax. The Amusement Tax (aka “The Cloud Tax” or “The Netflix Tax“) made headlines recently after the City successfully sued to have the tax imposed on the purchase of all streaming video services based on a Chicago payment address of the...
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