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The Tale of a Frustrated Cyber Shopper

Dec 2

As I wrapped up work late on Monday night, I headed home for a quiet evening and a date with my computer to splurge on some Cyber Monday deals. Last year, nearly half of the American population shopped on Cyber Monday, so I knew I was already late to the deals. To make matters worse, […]

Cyber Monday

Dec 2

As we plunge head first into the holiday season, one thing is clear: on line shopping is growing exponentially.  The latest data suggests that $5 billion was spent over the last several days as we all hit send on our tablets, our phones and other devices.  That send button delivered more diverse digital products than […]

A Tax Issue That’s Up in the Air

Feb 12

A Tax Issue That’s Up in the Air In today’s world, it’s not uncommon that we find ourselves on an airplane – whether it’s for a business trip, a visit to family or friends, or a long-awaited vacation, flying is just another way we stay connected. Everyone has a travel routine. Some people like to […]

The Blizzard of 2016

Jan 25

The Blizzard of 2016 Roughly 85 million people were affected by the huge winter storm this past weekend. Guess what… digital sales likely went through the roof. Yet, the Congress still has not set up a framework for how best to provide a tax structure to protect consumers from being taxed by more than one […]

Digital Economy Continues to Grow Leaps and Bounds

Jan 13

Digital Economy Continues to Grow Leaps and Bounds The digital economy continues to grow leaps and bounds, as does the need for certainty in the taxation of digital goods and services.  For example, Apple just announced that in just the two weeks ending January 3, consumers spent over $1.1 billion on apps and in-app purchases. […]

On Cyber Monday, Where is Your Money Going?

Nov 30

On Cyber Monday, Where is Your Money Going? By Sam Whitehorn For most people across the country, Cyber Monday – the online counterpart to Black Friday – means getting great deals on a product that you have probably had your eye on for a while, or marks the less-crowded kickoff to the holiday shopping season. […]

Now is the Time for Digital Goods Legislation

Nov 13

The dust has settled, the decks are cleared, and it’s time for Congress to pass legislation that provides a forward looking framework for our economy as it continues to use the digital world – the “Internet of Things” – more and more. Today, the purchase and use of digital goods is growing exponentially. Whether it […]

WSJ highlights need to move forward on Digital Goods

Aug 21

Today’s article in the Wall Street Journal, States Eye Taxes on Streaming Video and Cloud Computing, points out the need to move forward on the digital goods and services fairness act this session, as states and local governments sort out the best tax policies for their constituents.  The bills, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act […]

DFC Participates on Panel Regarding Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015

Jul 10

On Wednesday, July 8, the Senate Judiciary Committee held a legislative briefing regarding the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2015 – Senate Bill 851 sponsored by Senator John Thune (R), co-sponsored by Dean Heller (R), Ron Wyden (D), Jon Tester (D)and House Resolution 1643 sponsored by Representative Lamar Smith (R), cosponsored by […]

Download Fairness Coalition Praises House Judiciary Subcommittee for Holding Hearing on H.R. 1643, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act

Jun 3

WASHINGTON, June 3, 2015 – Yesterday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial and Anti-trust Law held a hearing to explore state nexus issues, including H.R. 1643, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act. Following its conclusion, Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download Fairness Coalition, released the following statement: “On behalf of […]