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Growing Congressional Support for Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

May 29

WASHINGTON— The Download Fairness Coalition (DFC) today applauds nine legislators for voicing their support for the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan measure introduced in by Representatives Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) with corresponding legislation introduced in the Senate by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Thune (R-S.D.). U.S. Reps. […]

Consumers could be subject to unfair taxation on mobile downloads

May 9

Guest post from Sam Whitehorn, executive director of Download Fairness Coalition: The pace of growth in the online application market is one of the highlights of the new digital economy. Just last December, for example, the Android Market topped 10 billion downloads and less than four years after its debut in 2008, consumers downloaded 25 […]

Moyland, Stephenson: Keep states out of Utah’s pockets

May 2

Andrew Moylan (VP, National Taxpayers Union) and Howard Stephenson (President, Utah Taxpayers Association) published an op-ed in the Desert News. Over the past several years, consumers have been downloading digital products such as mobile phone applications, music, e-books and digital videos at an increasingly rapid pace. So much so that Apple, one of the largest […]

Get the Facts on Digital Goods

Apr 26

The digital economy is one of the bright spots in America’s economic recovery. The widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets have allowed consumers to access a wide array of new products and services, while giving innovators new platforms to develop the next great product. In fact, this year alone may see over 15 billion mobile […]

CTIA Applauds Senate Finance Committee

Apr 25

Following the Senate Finance Committee hearing yesterday, Brian Johnston, director of advocacy for MyWireless.org, said in a statement, “Today’s committee proceedings were a shining example in a dead-locked Washington of pro-taxpayer, pro-consumer, and completely bipartisan compromise across the aisle….The ‘Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act’ shows that Senators clearly understand the fairness of consumers […]

ATR, Chamber Submit Letter Supporting Digital Goods Framework

Apr 25

On April 25, a number of prominent tax groups submitted a letter to Members of the Senate Finance Committee in support of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act (S.971). The groups’ letter came on the same day that the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing “Tax Reform: What It Means for State and […]

Congressional Support Builds to Protect Consumers from Duplicative Digital Taxation

Apr 24

On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the Senate Finance Committee will examine several state and federal tax challenges, including digital goods taxation. The Download Fairness Coalition (DFC) today applauds nine legislators for voicing their support for the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan measure introduced in both chambers by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) […]

Taxpayers Protection Alliance: US Needs National Framework

Apr 18

In a recent blog post, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance highlighted an emerging problem in the digital economy and called on Congress to create a national framework for the taxation of digital goods and services. “With many states mandated to balance their budgets and many state legislatures reluctant to cut wasteful government spending, states and localities […]

CTIA, Providers Urge Action on Digital Goods Legislation

Apr 18

Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA – The Wireless Industry, along with CEOs from six of the nation’s largest wireless providers: AT&T, Cellcom, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, sent a letter to Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch of the Senate Finance Committee urging the committee to take action on the Digital Goods […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Reps. Boren, Thompson

Apr 12

WASHINGTON—The Download Fairness Coalition (DFC) today applauds U.S. Reps. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) for voicing their support for the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. The bipartisan measure – S. 971/H.R. 1860 – was introduced in both chambers by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) and Reps. Lamar Smith […]

 

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