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Taxpayers Protection Alliance: US Needs National Framework

Apr 18

In a recent blog post, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance highlighted an emerging problem in the digital economy and called on Congress to create a national framework for the taxation of digital goods and services. “With many states mandated to balance their budgets and many state legislatures reluctant to cut wasteful government spending, states and localities […]

CTIA, Providers Urge Action on Digital Goods Legislation

Apr 18

Steve Largent, president and CEO of CTIA – The Wireless Industry, along with CEOs from six of the nation’s largest wireless providers: AT&T, Cellcom, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular and Verizon, sent a letter to Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch of the Senate Finance Committee urging the committee to take action on the Digital Goods […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Reps. Boren, Thompson

Apr 12

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 […]

GameStop Looks to Digital Goods for Business Growth

Mar 30

America’s largest video game retailer is recognizing the growing market for digital goods. The retailer recently announced that it will partner with Activision Blizzard to begin selling digital games and in-game goods.   According to InvestorPlace, the firm is hoping that digital products can make up for decline sales of physical games.   However, standing […]

Tax Madness

Mar 16

March is a great month. The winter snows turn to warmer days and sunlight returns to the late evenings. Best of all, every March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, America’s toast to good luck and green beer coincides with college sports’ annual March Madness Tournament. Indeed, beer and basketball are to March what turkey is to […]

Guest Blog Post: TechAmerica

Mar 12

Mobile devices are quickly changing the way we live – everything from how we bank to how we communicate and how we are entertained. The proliferation of mobile devices has even spawned entirely new products and services, including digital movies and music and healthcare applications. The result: a $2.1 billion marketplace where billions of applications […]

Coalition Members Send Letter to Hill Leaders

Mar 9

Members of the Download Fairness Coalition sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leaders Pelosi and McConnell calling on them to support the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. A full copy of the letter is available here.

Apple’s New iPad a Boost to Digital Goods

Mar 8

After months of rumor and speculation, Apple released today its highly-anticipated iPad3. The updated device, which includes an improved camera, enhanced Retina display and boosted graphics has made this next generation model the subject of much anticipation and excitement. However, while the iPad3 is being lauded for its many new features, there is a still […]

Consumers at risk because of fragmented digital taxes

Mar 5

Whether watching the latest Oscar-nominee from the palm of your hand or feeding your Angry Birds addiction during the morning commute (for those non-drivers out there!), digital applications, also known as digital goods, have become an integral part of daily life and entertainment. Besides movies, games, and music, digital goods have expanded into nearly every market […]

The “App Economy” Supports Nearly 500,000 American Jobs

Feb 17

TechNet, a network of leaders from across the tech and innovation sectors of the economy, recently released a report highlighting the size of the “App Economy” as of the end of 2011. According to TechNet’s study, the “App Economy” already supports nearly 500,000 jobs in the United States alone. The “App Economy” work force is […]