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Sales Tax Charge for Marketing?

Sales Tax Charge for Marketing?



Country - US


My Question or Issue

I was charged sales tax this month for the first time since beginning my Premium subscription.  When I researched I found the following.  Why am I being charged sales tax for Spotify's marketing/promotional activity???

Sales Tax

Some state and local governments may also require us to collect sales tax if Spotify undergoes marketing/promotional activities in the state or locality, or uses local sales agents or consultants.

This fee is included at the point of the transaction, which is why you might see a slightly different price on your receipt to the rate that’s advertised. 

3 Replies

Hi there @LAListener,

thanks for reaching out to the community !


I would like to point out that such taxes depend on the specific State's laws and regulations and aren't necessarily Spotify related.


Hope this shed some light.

Let me know if you have further questions 🙂

Glad Im not the only one 😊. I noticed an increase in price as well. So I'm guessing somehow our state decided they deserved a few dollars.


Yes but this doesn't explain how the state can suddenly decided to dip into my pockets ...
But thank you for your reply!

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