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The Digital Economy is Thriving, But Tax Uncertainty Threatens Its Future

Jan 23

As the new legislative session begins, old habits are hard to break. Policymakers are struggling to adapt to the complexities of the digital economy, and, unfortunately, consumers will pay the price. We live in a digital world of apps, eBooks, music streams, and on-demand video entertainment. We get weather updates with our voice and lock […]

Support S. 3581 & H.R. 7058 the “Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018”

Dec 12

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Democratic Leader Pelosi, The need to develop a national framework that would protect millions of American consumers from duplicative and discriminatory taxes from being imposed on digital commerce is an issue we have been working on for a number of years. Senators John Thune (R-SD) […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Introduction of the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act in the Senate by Senators Thune and Wyden

Oct 11

Bill would safeguard millions of consumers as they make online purchases MEDIA CONTACT: Max Rosen PHONE: 202-234-1224 EMAIL: mrosen@signaldc.com WASHINGTON, October 11, 2018 – 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 Tale of a Frustrated Cyber Shopper

Dec 2

As I wrapped up work late on Monday night, I headed home for a quiet evening and a date with my computer to splurge on some Cyber Monday deals. Last year, nearly half of the American population shopped on Cyber Monday, so I knew I was already late to the deals. To make matters worse, […]

Cyber Monday

Dec 2

As we plunge head first into the holiday season, one thing is clear: on line shopping is growing exponentially.  The latest data suggests that $5 billion was spent over the last several days as we all hit send on our tablets, our phones and other devices.  That send button delivered more diverse digital products than […]

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

Dec 2

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 […]

A Tax Issue That’s Up in the Air

Feb 12

A Tax Issue That’s Up in the Air In today’s world, it’s not uncommon that we find ourselves on an airplane – whether it’s for a business trip, a visit to family or friends, or a long-awaited vacation, flying is just another way we stay connected. Everyone has a travel routine. Some people like to […]

The Blizzard of 2016

Jan 25

The Blizzard of 2016 Roughly 85 million people were affected by the huge winter storm this past weekend. Guess what… digital sales likely went through the roof. Yet, the Congress still has not set up a framework for how best to provide a tax structure to protect consumers from being taxed by more than one […]

Digital Economy Continues to Grow Leaps and Bounds

Jan 13

Digital Economy Continues to Grow Leaps and Bounds The digital economy continues to grow leaps and bounds, as does the need for certainty in the taxation of digital goods and services.  For example, Apple just announced that in just the two weeks ending January 3, consumers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases. […]

On Cyber Monday, Where is Your Money Going?

Nov 30

On Cyber Monday, Where is Your Money Going? By Sam Whitehorn For most people across the country, Cyber Monday – the online counterpart to Black Friday – means getting great deals on a product that you have probably had your eye on for a while, or marks the less-crowded kickoff to the holiday shopping season. […]