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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 in the Senate to pass this amendment as part of the Marketplace Fairness Act.

“The amendment protects consumers from a nightmare scenario of paying two or three sets of taxes on just one digital download and also preserves the potential of the app economy which today supports more than half a million jobs and generates billions of dollars for small businesses and entrepreneurs.”

“We look forward to working with Senator Thune and hope to see this pro-growth, pro-consumer amendment adopted.”

Thune’s amendment is based on the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act (S.971/HR.1860), introduced in the last Congress by Senators Thune and Wyden. The bipartisan legislation has strong, bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.

About The Download Fairness Coalition

The Download Fairness Coalition is an organization that educates policymakers about the benefits of the digital economy. The organization is committed to policies that increase access to digital goods and services for all consumers. As an organization formed within the meaning of section 501(c)(4), contributions to the organization are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.

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