Thursday, May 24, 2007
Internet Tax Looming?
Four bills addressing Internet taxation are pending in Congress as House and Senate committees this week held hearings on the matter. The original moratorium banning Internet taxes will expire Nov. 1, unless lawmakers extend the date or institute a permanent freeze.
The Question is: "To Renew or not Renew The Tax Ban " of Junior Gore's invention. CNET:
WASHINGTON--With only months left on a moratorium restricting state governments from taxing Internet access, the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday began a debate over whether the ban should be made permanent or allowed to lapse.
"If a moratorium is made permanent, there is a slippery slope where other industries will seek their own preemptions of state laws," said David Quam, director of federal relations for the National Governors Association.
The current ban should be extended temporarily, "if at all," said Senator Daniel Inouye, a Hawaii Democrat and chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
...other senators called for the tax ban to be made permanent. If the ban expires, consumers in some U.S. cities could pay up to an additional 30 percent for Internet access, said Annabelle Canning, vice president for state tax policy at Verizon.
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