Latest News® Applauds Senate Finance Committee for Pro-Consumer ‘State & Local Tax Reform’ Hearing

WASHINGTON April 25, 2012 Max Baucus Ron Wyden Olympia Snowe John Thune

November 1st

Wyden-Thune, S. 971, would place a fair, responsible framework around the taxation of purchases of digital commerce – goods and services such as apps, ringtones, e-books, music and videos, as well as streaming, downloading and cloud services – which are currently faced with potentially multiple jurisdictional taxation based upon interstate commerce over the course of the transaction.  The bill would ensure that a consumer is taxed only one time (where the wireless device is registered, and where the consumer’s monthly bill is received) for their digital purchase.  An identical Reps Smith-Cohen companion bill (H.R. 1860) is currently before the House Judiciary Committee for consideration.

Brian Johnston Washington

In these uncertain economic times of recovery, calls on the Senate, and Congress as a whole, to give American wireless users a break from excessive taxes on communicating by supporting these simple measures of tax relief.  On behalf of more than 300 million American wireless consumers, today expresses thanks to the timely leadership shown by the Chairman and Ranking Member, to each of the original sponsors of the bills, and to the committee members themselves for holding this important state and local tax reform hearing, where these important bills could be heard.® is a national nonpartisan non-profit advocacy organization, made up of wireless consumers, businesses and community leaders from around the country, supporting reasonable pro-consumer and pro-taxpayer wireless policies.


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