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Wyden – Thune Introduce Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

May 12

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

May 12

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.

Chairman Smith and Rep. Cohen Introduce Digital Goods Bill

May 12

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.

Download Fairness Coalition Launches Website

May 1

Welcome to the Download Fairness Coalition website! This coalition will work to ensure that taxes on digital goods and services are fair for all consumers and that no one has to pay multiple taxes just for purchasing the latest online game or hottest mp3.

The Engadget Interview: Steve Largent, President and CEO, CTIA

Apr 28

We had an opportunity earlier today to sit down with one of the powerhouses of the wireless industry in the US: Steve Largent, who heads up the CTIA. In that capacity, Largent oversees the industry group most directly responsible for lobbying carriers' interests in Washington, which means he's helping to steer the direction this business is going on a very broad, long-term, critical scale.

CTIA Head Talks Digital Goods, Taxes

Apr 28

Engadget recently interviewed CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent, who discussed issues in the wireless industry including spectrum and taxes. According to Largent, the explosion of digital commerce has created a huge demand for additional spectrum to support the increasing number of wireless transactions. “You know, it really is the lifeblood of this industry… it’s […]