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CompTIA Sends Letters of Supports for H.R. 1643, Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

On November 14, 2016, CompTIA sent letters of support for H.R. 1643, Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA-1), and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6). The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology […]

Download Fairness Coalition Praises House Judiciary Committee for Reporting H.R. 1643, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act, to the Full House for Consideration

Urges House Leadership to Set Time for Consideration Without Delay WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 – Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up several state tax-focused bills, including H.R. 1643, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act. Following its conclusion, Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download Fairness Coalition, released the following statement: “On behalf […]

Download Fairness Coalition Praises House Judiciary Subcommittee for Holding Hearing on H.R. 1643, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 – Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Anti-trust Law held a hearing to explore state nexus issues, including H.R. 1643, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act. Following its conclusion, Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download Fairness Coalition, released the following statement: “On behalf of […]

The EU wants to remove regional limits on digital goods

Think regional locks on movie streaming and other digital goods are silly? So does the European Commission. It’s outlining a new strategy (the Digital Single Market) that would prevent companies from geo-blocking online services when it’s not truly necessary. This kind of arbitrary limit “cannot exist” in a single European Union-wide digital marketplace, officials argue. […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Introduction of the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 –  Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download Fairness Coalition, today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act: “On behalf of the Download Fairness Coalition, we would like to congratulate Congressmen Lamar Smith and Steve Cohen on the introduction of […]

DFC Applauds the Introduction of the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 –  Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download Fairness Coalition, today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act: “On behalf of the Download Fairness Coalition, we applaud Senators Thune and Wyden on the introduction of the Digital Goods and Services […]

Bloomberg: Multiple Levies on Digital Goods Targeted by House Bill: Taxes

Digital Music – A key House Republican plans a renewed effort to bar multiple taxes on digital goods and services, offering a revised bill that seeks to overcome objections that stalled a past legislative effort.  Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who remains a panel member, earlier this […]

DOWNLOAD FAIRNESS COALITION APPLAUDS CONGRESSMEN LAMAR SMITH AND STEVE COHEN

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Lamar Smith [TX-21] and Steve Cohen [TN-9] – along with cosponsors Spencer Bachus [AL-6], Steve Chabot [OH-1], and Howard Coble [NC-6] – introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013 (H.R. 3724) to create a national framework to guide different jurisdictions on how they can impose taxes on […]

Wireless Industry Unites to Call for Action on Key Consumer Tax Issues

Today, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent and the CEOs of seven of America’s largest wireless companies joined to write House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to urge prompt action to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act’s moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access. The letter also referenced the need to pass the Digital […]

Cosponsor S. 1364, the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013