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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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