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Download Fairness Coalition Urges President Obama to Protect Consumers

Jan 23

January 23, 2012 Contact: Lindsay Murphy (202) 715-7853   Download Fairness Coalition Urges President Obama to Protect Consumers Enact legislation to provide clarity on digital goods and services taxation   “In his State of the Union address tomorrow, President Obama will likely focus his priorities on ways to turn around the economy and create jobs. […]

Our laws needed to be updated to let the economy grow

Jan 23

It’s not too difficult to predict what the President’s main focus will be at tomorrow’s State of the Union address — the economy. As the economy continues to takes small steps forward and Washington, DC looks for ways to continue to encourage economic growth – tax policy must likewise evolve, encouraging activities and establishing frameworks […]

Alford: Congress needs to look at tax burden

Sep 8

Harry Alford of the National Black Chamber of Commerce was published in the Missouri News-Leader. Alford calls for action on the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. The full article is available here.

NOBEL Women Ratify Support for National Framework

Aug 8

The National Association of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women has ratified a resolution in support of the national framework for digital goods taxation. The full resolution is available here.

NHCSL Ratifies Support for National Framework

Aug 8

The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has ratified a resolution supporting a national framework for digital goods taxation. The full resolution is available here.

Several Tax Bills Being Considered on the Hill

Jul 8

E-commerce retailers and wireless companies are teaming up to lobby Congress to simplify the taxation process for digital goods, such as MP3s, e-books, mobile apps and games. Working with various industry groups, the companies are supporting legislation that would simplify the tax code for digital items…. Among the online taxation bills being considered by Congress […]

Appetite for Digital Goods Pushing Mobile Payments Skyward

Jul 6

The total value of mobile payments of all types worldwide will surge from US$240 billion this year to $670 billion by 2015, Juniper Research predicts. This covers mobile payments for digital and physical goods, money transfers and near field communications (NFC) transactions. Read more.  

RI lawmakers mull tax on music and video downloads

Jun 21

Music lovers downloading the Beatle’s “Taxman” will have to shell out a few extra pennies in Rhode Island under a proposal to tax music and video downloads, ringtones and digitally delivered software. Consumers would pay a 7 percent tax when purchasing online content if the proposal passes. More than a dozen states already tax digital […]

Cohen-sponsored measure eyes rules for taxing digital sales

May 24

WASHINGTON — Tennessee and Mississippi are among 13 states that have enacted sales taxes on digital goods and services, but a bill co-sponsored by U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., would ensuer that such digital sales are not double-taxed or taxed at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.   At a hearing on the legislation […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds House Judiciary for Hearing on Digital Goods and Services Legislation

May 23

The Download Fairness Coalition applauds members of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law for holding a hearing this afternoon on H.R. 1860 the “Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011.”   “We applaud Congress’ swift action on this important piece of legislation,” said Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download […]