ITIF President Robert D. Atkinson will testify before Members of Congress today at a hearing by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law on H.R. 1860, “The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011.” Atkinson will argue that it is essential for Congress to act to establish a national framework […]
Julie Bart of “Hot Hardware” reports on the launch of the Download Fairness Coalition. “There’s a new non-profit lobbying group in town, the Download Fairness Coalition, and it wants to stop double or triple taxation practices that states charge on digitally downloaded purchases, like music, movies or books.” More of Bart’s coverage of […]
Nation’s Oldest Taxpayer Group Backs Bipartisan Bill to Protect Consumers from Predatory “Download Taxes”
The National Taxpayers Union issued a statement today in support of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011. “Americans deserve an insurance policy against predatory taxes on items they purchase through downloads, and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act is the ideal tool for the task,” said NTU Executive Vice […]
MyWireless.org® Joins Legislative Push Seeking Ban for Multiple and Discriminatory State and Local Taxes on ‘Digital Goods and Services’
National wireless consumer advocacy group MyWireless.org® applauded Congress today for the introduction of bipartisan legislation giving consumers a break from potential multiple and discriminatory state and local taxes levied on purchases of digital goods and services. Brian Johnston, MyWireless.org’s director of advocacy said, “When you buy a book in a bookstore, a DVD movie or […]
Broadband for America (BfA) released statements from its honorary co-chairmen former U.S. Representative Harold Ford, Jr. and former U.S. Senator John Sununu concerning the introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011: “It is a rare piece of legislation which has both House and Senate Democrats and Republicans working off the […]
CTIA-The Wireless Association® President and CEO Steve Largent released the following statement: “CTIA and the wireless industry appreciate the leadership of Senators Wyden and Thune and Congressmen Smith and Cohen for introducing this legislation as a way to stop the discriminatory taxes and fees on consumers who purchase items via the Internet. It makes no […]
Americans for Tax Reform on the Introduction of the introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act
Kelly William Cobb, government affairs manager of Americans for Tax Reform and executive director of StopETaxes.com, made the following statement...
U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) introduced legislation today that will protect digital goods and services – like mobile smartphone apps and cloud computing — from additional taxes, according to a press release. “Would consumers be as willing to try out a new I-Phone app if they have to pay taxes for […]
Bipartisan legislation establishing a national framework for digital goods and services taxation introduced in House and Senate
The Download Fairness Coalition today applauds Members of the House and Senate for introducing bipartisan legislation to establish a national framework for how digital goods and digital services should be taxed for state & local transaction tax purposes to preclude multiple and discriminatory taxes from being imposed on such goods and services.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Representative Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) today introduced legislation to protect consumers from unfair taxes on digital goods, like those purchased over the Internet or on a smartphone.