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Download Fairness Coalition Releases New Video on Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today the Download Fairness Coalition released a new video highlighting the current problems surrounding the taxation of digital goods and services. The video explains how with just a single click consumers could pay “two or three or more sets of taxes.” “The new video highlights a nightmare tax scenario that consumers face every […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Senators Wyden and Thune

WASHINGTON – Today Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, which prevents duplicative, discriminatory taxes on digital goods and services. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “The Download Fairness Coalition applauds the work […]

DFC Applauds Senator Thune

WASHINGTON – Yesterday Senator Thune offered an amendment to the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.743). The amendment (#764) prevents duplicative, discriminatory taxes on digital goods and services. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “The Download Fairness Coalition applauds Senator Thune’s amendment and calls on his colleagues […]

DFC: Tax Day a Reminder That We Need Certainty on Digital Downloads

WASHINGTON – The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “Every Tax Day is a reminder of the confusion that consumers face when it comes to the taxes they pay on digital goods such as MP3s and mobile apps. “Because digital goods can be sent to anywhere […]

Download Fairness Coalition: e-commerce bill highlights need for consumer protection from duplicative taxation on digital goods and services

WASHINGTON – Today Senator Durbin reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that addresses online sales tax collection. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “Today’s introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act highlights the need for clarity for all tax policies around e-commerce. And, nowhere is […]

Pociask: Congress and the Taxing of Technology

Steve Pociask (American Consumer Institute) has a new op-ed on the Huffington Post regarding taxes including those on digital goods. “By passing this act, Congress would establish a framework that would protect consumers from today’s web of pyramid taxation of digital downloads,” write Pociask. Read the full op-ed here.  

New Report Highlights Need for Digital Goods Tax Reform

WASHINGTON – A new report released this week by the Hispanic Institute “Taxes and Fees: Barriers to Hispanic Connectivity” highlights the need for Congress to pass legislation that would establish a federal framework for the taxation of digital goods and services. “Right now, thanks to a regressive patchwork of state and local taxes, Americans are […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Digital Goods Markup

WASHINGTON – Today the House Judiciary Committee marked up the Digital Goods and Tax Fairness Act, legislation that would create federal guidelines to prohibit multiple and discriminatory taxes on the sale or use of digital goods or services delivered or transferred electronically to a customer. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive […]

Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act Receives Additional Congressional Support

WASHINGTON— The Download Fairness Coalition (DFC) today applauds eight legislators for declaring their support for the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan measure introduced 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. Mark […]

Congressional Support Builds to Protect Consumers from Duplicative Digital Taxation

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.) […]