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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 Fairness Coalition. “H.R. 1860 and S. 971 will finally create a logical system of how state and local taxes can be applied to digital goods and services, while protecting both businesses and consumers against multiple layers of taxation. A national framework will also provide much-needed certainty to states seeking to tax these purchases by clearly identifying which jurisdiction has the right to implement the tax, and clearing the way for businesses to innovate which will generate more products, more jobs, and more economic growth.”


The “Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011” was introduced in both the House and Senate on May 12 with bipartisan support.


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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