AURORA, Ill. – In an effort to discourage further tax increases, State Rep. Linda Chapa LaVia, D-Aurora, is sponsoring legislation that opposes a tax on video and streaming services.
“Many Illinoisans have chosen to use these services because of the educational and informational value, not to mention their affordability,” said Chapa LaVia. “Our middle class families already pay far too much in taxes.”
Chapa LaVia is sponsoring House Resolution 192, which is a bi-partisan initiative that opposes taxing video and streaming services, such as Netflix and Spotify. A recent proposal would increase the state tax on the services by 625%. Chapa LaVia opposes this tax because she knows that hard working families in Illinois are already paying more than they can afford in taxes.
“Further taxing our middle class families will not solve the budget issue in Springfield,” said Chapa LaVia. “It’s time we look to big corporations and the wealthiest in our state and demand that they start paying their fair share.”