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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 […]

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 […]

New Report Highlights Need for Digital Goods Tax Reform

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 […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Digital Goods Markup

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 […]

Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act Receives Additional Congressional Support

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 […]

Congressional Support Builds to Protect Consumers from Duplicative Digital Taxation

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.) […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Reps. Boren, Thompson

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 […]

Download Fairness Coalition Urges President Obama to Protect Consumers

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. […]

Download Fairness Coalition Applauds House Judiciary for Hearing on Digital Goods and Services Legislation

The Download Fairness Coalition applauds members of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law for holding a hearing this afternoon on H.R. 1860 the “Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011.”   “We applaud Congress’ swift action on this important piece of legislation,” said Sam Whitehorn, Executive Director of the Download […]

Bipartisan legislation establishing a national framework for digital goods and services taxation introduced in House and Senate

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.

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