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Several Tax Bills Being Considered on the Hill

E-commerce retailers and wireless companies are teaming up to lobby Congress to simplify the taxation process for digital goods, such as MP3s, e-books, mobile apps and games. Working with various industry groups, the companies are supporting legislation that would simplify the tax code for digital items….

Among the online taxation bills being considered by Congress is the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act, which was introduced in May by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and John Thune (R-N.D.) and US Reps. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) and Steve Cohen 
(D-Tenn.). The bill would establish a national tax framework for digital goods, preventing states and municipalities from levying their own additional taxes on goods sold online.

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