Tell Congress to Permanently Ban Internet Access Taxes
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We think that Internet access should be tax-free – forever – and we need your help in asking Congress to make that happen. There’s been a temporary ban on Internet access taxes since 1998, but it’s expiring on December 11th, 2014. Join us in telling Congress that the Internet is an essential part of our everyday lives, and that a permanent extension of the ban on Internet access taxes is extremely important to keeping the Internet available and affordable for all.
Two bills have been introduced in Congress that would ban Internet access taxes and protect consumers from multiple and discriminatory taxes on e-commerce. Together the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) in the U.S. House of Representatives and the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act of 2013 (S. 1431) in the Senate will permanently extend the existing ban on Internet access taxes.
The proposed legislation:
- Prevents Internet access taxes at the state and local levels.
- Prevents state and localities from imposing multiple and discriminatory taxes on Internet commerce.
- Ensures only one state can tax each transaction.
- Prevents online sales from being taxed at a rate higher than in-person sales.
Add your name and tell Congress to permanently ban Internet access taxes!
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