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

Feb 14

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

Jan 30

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

Nov 15

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 Reacts to Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act CBO Score

Sep 17

  Download Fairness Coalition Reacts to Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act CBO Score   WASHINGTON – The following quote should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition:   “The Download Fairness Coalition believes that the Congressional Budget Office’s analysis of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Digital Goods Markup

Jun 28

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

Jun 26

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 […]

Growing Congressional Support for Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

May 29

WASHINGTON— 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 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. […]

Consumers could be subject to unfair taxation on mobile downloads

May 9

Guest post from Sam Whitehorn, executive director of Download Fairness Coalition: The pace of growth in the online application market is one of the highlights of the new digital economy. Just last December, for example, the Android Market topped 10 billion downloads and less than four years after its debut in 2008, consumers downloaded 25 […]

Moyland, Stephenson: Keep states out of Utah’s pockets

May 2

Andrew Moylan (VP, National Taxpayers Union) and Howard Stephenson (President, Utah Taxpayers Association) published an op-ed in the Desert News. Over the past several years, consumers have been downloading digital products such as mobile phone applications, music, e-books and digital videos at an increasingly rapid pace. So much so that Apple, one of the largest […]

Get the Facts on Digital Goods

Apr 26

The digital economy is one of the bright spots in America’s economic recovery. The widespread adoption of smartphones and tablets have allowed consumers to access a wide array of new products and services, while giving innovators new platforms to develop the next great product. In fact, this year alone may see over 15 billion mobile […]

 

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