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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 director of the Download Fairness Coalition:

“Today’s markup of the Digital Goods and Services Fairness Act shows that the House Judiciary Committee understands the importance of this legislation for the protection of consumers, businesses and the competitiveness of the United States in the global market.  We applaud Chairman Smith and Representative Cohen for their leadership and support in this matter, as well as ranking member Representative Conyers, Jr. and the other members of the committee for their thoughtful discussion of this important issue. The national framework created by this Act will provide much-needed parameters to states seeking to tax digital purchases by clearly identifying which jurisdiction has the right to implement such a tax.  It will  also clear the way for businesses innovation, generating more products, jobs, and economic growth. We urge House leadership to bring the Digital Goods and Tax Fairness Act to the floor as soon as possible.”

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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