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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 […]

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.