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Verizon supports legislation to protect digital good and services from Multiple and Discriminatory Taxes

WASHINGTON, D. C. – U. S. Senators John Thune (R – SD) and Ron Wyden (D-OR), and U.S. Representatives Steve Cohen (D- TN) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) reintroduced legislation (S. 765 & H.R. 1725 respectively) this week to prevent discriminatory and duplicative taxes from being imposed on consumer purchases of digital goods and services, including […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Introduction of the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act in the U.S. Congress

The bill would safeguard millions of consumers as they make online purchases.

Congress should take action to stop unfair taxation of the digital economy

Whether they’re streaming a movie on Netflix or buying a music album on iTunes, consumers are at risk of paying multiple taxes on the digital goods and services they buy. That’s simply unfair, and Congress should do something about it.  Suppose a resident of Nevada purchases a smartphone app while vacationing in Maine. The vendor’s […]

The Digital Economy is Thriving, But Tax Uncertainty Threatens Its Future

As the new legislative session begins, old habits are hard to break. Policymakers are struggling to adapt to the complexities of the digital economy, and, unfortunately, consumers will pay the price. We live in a digital world of apps, eBooks, music streams, and on-demand video entertainment. We get weather updates with our voice and lock […]

Support S. 3581 & H.R. 7058 the “Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018”

Dear Majority Leader McConnell, Minority Leader Schumer, Speaker Ryan, and Democratic Leader Pelosi, The need to develop a national framework that would protect millions of American consumers from duplicative and discriminatory taxes from being imposed on digital commerce is an issue we have been working on for a number of years. Senators John Thune (R-SD) […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Introduction of the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act in the Senate by Senators Thune and Wyden

Bill would safeguard millions of consumers as they make online purchases MEDIA CONTACT: Max Rosen PHONE: 202-234-1224 EMAIL: mrosen@signaldc.com WASHINGTON, October 11, 2018 – Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download Fairness Coalition, today released the following statement in response to the introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act: “On behalf of […]

CompTIA Sends Letters of Supports for H.R. 1643, Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

On November 14, 2016, CompTIA sent letters of support for H.R. 1643, Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA-1), and Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA-6). The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology […]

Download Fairness Coalition Praises House Judiciary Committee for Reporting H.R. 1643, the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act, to the Full House for Consideration

Urges House Leadership to Set Time for Consideration Without Delay WASHINGTON, June 17, 2015 – Today, the House Judiciary Committee marked up several state tax-focused bills, 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 […]

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

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 […]

The EU wants to remove regional limits on digital goods

Think regional locks on movie streaming and other digital goods are silly? So does the European Commission. It’s outlining a new strategy (the Digital Single Market) that would prevent companies from geo-blocking online services when it’s not truly necessary. This kind of arbitrary limit “cannot exist” in a single European Union-wide digital marketplace, officials argue. […]