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Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Reps. Boren, Thompson

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 […]

Download Fairness Coalition Urges President Obama to Protect Consumers

January 23, 2012 Contact: Lindsay Murphy (202) 715-7853   Download Fairness Coalition Urges President Obama to Protect Consumers Enact legislation to provide clarity on digital goods and services taxation   “In his State of the Union address tomorrow, President Obama will likely focus his priorities on ways to turn around the economy and create jobs. […]

NOBEL Women Ratify Support for National Framework

The National Association of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women has ratified a resolution in support of the national framework for digital goods taxation. The full resolution is available here.

NHCSL Ratifies Support for National Framework

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has ratified a resolution supporting a national framework for digital goods taxation. The full resolution is available here.

Several Tax Bills Being Considered on the Hill

E-commerce retailers and wireless companies are teaming up to lobby Congress to simplify the taxation process for digital goods, such as MP3s, e-books, mobile apps and games. Working with various industry groups, the companies are supporting legislation that would simplify the tax code for digital items…. Among the online taxation bills being considered by Congress […]

Appetite for Digital Goods Pushing Mobile Payments Skyward

The total value of mobile payments of all types worldwide will surge from US$240 billion this year to $670 billion by 2015, Juniper Research predicts. This covers mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications (NFC) transactions. Read more.  

RI lawmakers mull tax on music and video downloads

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

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

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 […]

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

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 […]