Well, the Feds at least banned an “amusement tax”

An aberration that’s a somewhat happy update to yesterdays sad “Tax Poem.” The excerpt from BNA’s Electronic Commerce & Law Report says it all:

Federal Court Bars Chicago From Collecting Amusement Tax From Online Ticket Resellers: The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has ruled that the City of Chicago lacked the authority under state law to require StubHub Inc.—a nationwide Web site where parties buy and sell tickets to events—to collect and remit the city’s 8 percent amusement tax. Case name is Chicago v. StubHub. Subscription required.