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Nation’s Oldest Taxpayer Group Backs Bipartisan Bill to Protect Consumers from Predatory “Download Taxes”

The National Taxpayers Union issued a statement today in support of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011.

“Americans deserve an insurance policy against predatory taxes on items they purchase through downloads, and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act is the ideal tool for the task,” said NTU Executive Vice President Pete Sepp. “In a mobile world where the buyer, seller, and entities facilitating the transaction can be in many places, it’s unwise, unfair, and unproductive to weigh down this important sector of our economy with numerous, burdensome layers of arbitrary and excessive taxation. This is especially true at a time when deficit-ridden state and local governments are often grasping at aggressive but ultimately destructive revenue collection strategies to fill their coffers. ”

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