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RI lawmakers mull tax on music and video downloads

Jun 21

Music lovers downloading the Beatle’s “Taxman” will have to shell out a few extra pennies in Rhode Island under a proposal to tax music and video downloads, ringtones and digitally delivered software. Consumers would pay a 7 percent tax when purchasing online content if the proposal passes. More than a dozen states already tax digital […]

Cohen-sponsored measure eyes rules for taxing digital sales

May 24

WASHINGTON — Tennessee and Mississippi are among 13 states that have enacted sales taxes on digital goods and services, but a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., would ensuer that such digital sales are not double-taxed or taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.   At a hearing on the legislation […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds House Judiciary for Hearing on Digital Goods and Services Legislation

May 23

The Download Fairness Coalition applauds members of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law for holding a hearing this afternoon on H.R. 1860 the “Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011.”   “We applaud Congress’ swift action on this important piece of legislation,” said Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download […]

Atkinson Calls on Congress to Support Digital Goods Legislation

May 23

ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson will testify before Members of Congress today at a hearing by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law on H.R. 1860, “The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011.” Atkinson will argue that it is essential for Congress to act to establish a national framework […]

Coalition works to Stop Unfair E-commerce Taxes

May 23

Julie Bart of “Hot Hardware” reports on the launch of the Download Fairness Coalition.   “There’s a new non-profit lobbying group in town, the Download Fairness Coalition, and it wants to stop double or triple taxation practices that states charge on digitally downloaded purchases, like music, movies or books.”   More of Bart’s coverage of […]

Nation’s Oldest Taxpayer Group Backs Bipartisan Bill to Protect Consumers from Predatory “Download Taxes”

May 13

The National Taxpayers Union issued a statement today in support of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011. “Americans deserve an insurance policy against predatory taxes on items they purchase through downloads, and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act is the ideal tool for the task,” said NTU Executive Vice […]

MyWireless.org® Joins Legislative Push Seeking Ban for Multiple and Discriminatory State and Local Taxes on ‘Digital Goods and Services’

May 12

National wireless consumer advocacy group MyWireless.org® applauded Congress today for the introduction of bipartisan legislation giving consumers a break from potential multiple and discriminatory state and local taxes levied on purchases of digital goods and services. Brian Johnston, MyWireless.org’s director of advocacy said, “When you buy a book in a bookstore, a DVD movie or […]

Broadband for America Lauds Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act Of 2011

May 12

Broadband for America (BfA)  released statements from its honorary co-chairmen former U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. and former U.S. Senator John Sununu concerning the introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011: “It is a rare piece of legislation which has both House and Senate Democrats and Republicans working off the […]

CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011

May 12

CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement: “CTIA and the wireless industry appreciate the leadership of Senators Wyden and Thune and Congressmen Smith and Cohen for introducing this legislation as a way to stop the discriminatory taxes and fees on consumers who purchase items via the Internet. It makes no […]

Americans for Tax Reform on the Introduction of the introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

May 12

Kelly William Cobb, government affairs manager of Americans for Tax Reform and executive director of StopETaxes.com, made the following statement...