Download Fairness Coalition: e-commerce bill highlights need for consumer protection from duplicative taxation on digital goods and services
WASHINGTON – Today Senator Durbin reintroduced the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that addresses online sales tax collection. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition: “Today’s introduction of the Marketplace Fairness Act highlights the need for clarity for all tax policies around e-commerce. And, nowhere is […]
Steve Pociask (American Consumer Institute) has a new op-ed on the Huffington Post regarding taxes including those on digital goods. “By passing this act, Congress would establish a framework that would protect consumers from today’s web of pyramid taxation of digital downloads,” write Pociask. Read the full op-ed here.
WASHINGTON – A new report released this week by the Hispanic Institute “Taxes and Fees: Barriers to Hispanic Connectivity” highlights the need for Congress to pass legislation that would establish a federal framework for the taxation of digital goods and services. “Right now, thanks to a regressive patchwork of state and local taxes, Americans are […]
WASHINGTON – Today the House Judiciary Committee marked up the Digital Goods and Tax Fairness Act, legislation that would create federal guidelines to prohibit multiple and discriminatory taxes on the sale or use of digital goods or services delivered or transferred electronically to a customer. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive […]
WASHINGTON— The Download Fairness Coalition (DFC) today applauds eight legislators for declaring their support for the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan measure introduced by Representatives Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) with corresponding legislation introduced in the Senate by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Thune (R-S.D.). U.S. Reps. Mark […]
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, the Senate Finance Committee will examine several state and federal tax challenges, including digital goods taxation. The Download Fairness Coalition (DFC) today applauds nine legislators for voicing their support for the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, a bipartisan measure introduced in both chambers by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) […]
WASHINGTON—The Download Fairness Coalition (DFC) today applauds U.S. Reps. Dan Boren (D-Okla.) and Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) for voicing their support for the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. The bipartisan measure – S. 971/H.R. 1860 – was introduced in both chambers by Senators Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) and Reps. Lamar Smith […]
January 23, 2012 Contact: Lindsay Murphy (202) 715-7853 Download Fairness Coalition Urges President Obama to Protect Consumers Enact legislation to provide clarity on digital goods and services taxation “In his State of the Union address tomorrow, President Obama will likely focus his priorities on ways to turn around the economy and create jobs. […]
The National Association of Black Elected Legislative (NOBEL) Women has ratified a resolution in support of the national framework for digital goods taxation. The full resolution is available here.
The National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators (NHCSL) has ratified a resolution supporting a national framework for digital goods taxation. The full resolution is available here.