Will Georgia start taxing Netflix, Spotify, other services?

Report: Lawmakers considering tax on internet services, downloads

Georgia lawmakers are considering a possible tax on internet services like Netflix and Hulu.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is reporting that Georgia lawmakers are pushing for a tax on internet downloads, which would include things like digital video, books and video games.

Everything from Netflix to Spotify would cost more if the tax were approved.

Legislators believe a tax could subsidize construction of high-speed internet in typically poorly served rural areas like Southeast Georgia. 

The tax being considered right now is 4 percent.

But not all lawmakers in Georgia are for the proposal. The AJC reports that both Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan have said they aren't totally supportive of the idea unless there are tax cuts on other products.

Few states have adopted this type of tax, but it is being introduced in other state Legislatures around the country.