Pennsylvania Approves “Porn Tax”

Recently, Pennsylvania legislators have approved taxing a number of common digital services such as Netflix, Spotify, and digital downloads from Amazon in an effort to increase state revenue. However, most people are unaware of another new source of income for the Commonwealth.

Starting this month, Pennyslvania residents who view video clips on popular adult entertainment sites such as PornHub, YouPorn, and RedTube will be required to contribute to the Pennsylvania Pornography Tariff, otherwise known as the “fap tax”.

Purchasing a subscription to a site is not necessary for the tax to kick in. Instead, viewers will be charged a certain amount per second for the privilege of viewing adult entertainment. Clicking on any video allows the website to record your unique internet protocol (IP) address. The IP number is then matched with an individual’s internet provider, and taxes will be charged to your credit card on file with Comcast, Verizon, or a similar company.

Right now, all clips are taxed equally at the rate of 3 cents per second. However, there is serious talk among conservative legislators to enact a much higher tax on clips containing especially deviant content such as beastiality, rape, or interracial sex.