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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. […]

Now is the Time for Digital Goods Legislation

Nov 13

The dust has settled, the decks are cleared, and it’s time for Congress to pass legislation that provides a forward looking framework for our economy as it continues to use the digital world – the “Internet of Things” – more and more. Today, the purchase and use of digital goods is growing exponentially. Whether it […]

WSJ highlights need to move forward on Digital Goods

Aug 21

Today’s article in the Wall Street Journal, States Eye Taxes on Streaming Video and Cloud Computing, points out the need to move forward on the digital goods and services fairness act this session, as states and local governments sort out the best tax policies for their constituents.  The bills, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act […]

WSJ: States Eye Taxes on Streaming Video

Aug 21

States Eye Taxes on Streaming Video and Cloud Computing Decline in DVD and CD sales has taken a bite out of revenue in recent years by: Mark Peters and Greg Bensinger August 20, 2015 State tax officials are trying to catch up with fans of “Orange Is the New Black” and One Direction. With sales […]

DFC Participates on Panel Regarding Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015

Jul 10

On Wednesday, July 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a legislative briefing regarding the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015 – Senate Bill 851 sponsored by Senator John Thune (R), co-sponsored by Dean Heller (R), Ron Wyden (D), Jon Tester (D)and House Resolution 1643 sponsored by Representative Lamar Smith (R), cosponsored by […]

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

Jun 17

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

Jun 3

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

Apr 10

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. […]

 

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