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Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Introduction of the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act in the House of Representatives

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 –  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 the Download Fairness Coalition, we would like to congratulate Congressmen Lamar Smith and Steve Cohen on the introduction of […]

DFC Applauds the Introduction of the Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 –  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 the Download Fairness Coalition, we applaud Senators Thune and Wyden on the introduction of the Digital Goods and Services […]

Bloomberg: Multiple Levies on Digital Goods Targeted by House Bill: Taxes

Digital Music – A key House Republican plans a renewed effort to bar multiple taxes on digital goods and services, offering a revised bill that seeks to overcome objections that stalled a past legislative effort.  Representative Lamar Smith of Texas, a former chairman of the House Judiciary Committee who remains a panel member, earlier this […]

DOWNLOAD FAIRNESS COALITION APPLAUDS CONGRESSMEN LAMAR SMITH AND STEVE COHEN

WASHINGTON – Yesterday, Representatives Lamar Smith [TX-21] and Steve Cohen [TN-9] – along with cosponsors Spencer Bachus [AL-6], Steve Chabot [OH-1], and Howard Coble [NC-6] – introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013 (H.R. 3724) to create a national framework to guide different jurisdictions on how they can impose taxes on […]

Wireless Industry Unites to Call for Action on Key Consumer Tax Issues

Today, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent and the CEOs of seven of America’s largest wireless companies joined to write House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to urge prompt action to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act’s moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access. The letter also referenced the need to pass the Digital […]

Cosponsor S. 1364, the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013

Download Fairness Coalition Releases New Video on Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

WASHINGTON – Today the Download Fairness Coalition released a new video highlighting the current problems surrounding the taxation of digital goods and services. The video explains how with just a single click consumers could pay “two or three or more sets of taxes.” “The new video highlights a nightmare tax scenario that consumers face every […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Senators Wyden and Thune

WASHINGTON – Today Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, which prevents duplicative, discriminatory taxes on digital goods and services. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “The Download Fairness Coalition applauds the work […]

DFC Applauds Senator Thune

WASHINGTON – Yesterday Senator Thune offered an amendment to the Marketplace Fairness Act (S.743). The amendment (#764) prevents duplicative, discriminatory taxes on digital goods and services. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “The Download Fairness Coalition applauds Senator Thune’s amendment and calls on his colleagues […]

DFC: Tax Day a Reminder That We Need Certainty on Digital Downloads

WASHINGTON – The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “Every Tax Day is a reminder of the confusion that consumers face when it comes to the taxes they pay on digital goods such as MP3s and mobile apps. “Because digital goods can be sent to anywhere […]