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H.R. 743, The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007 (4 comments ↓)

  • This bill has been mooted by the passage of another bill on the same subject or by other events. Check 'Related Bills' below to see if other bills on this subject have been passed into law. Mooted: 10/31/2007.
  • This item is from the 110th Congress (2007-2008) and is no longer current. Comments, voting, and wiki editing have been disabled, and the cost/savings estimate has been frozen.
  • This bill, or a similar bill, was reintroduced in the current Congress as H.R. 434, The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.

H.R. 743 would make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent.

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Daniel Castro

June 18, 2007, 2:00pm (report abuse)

Here is a paper in support of extending the moratorium on taxes on Internet access.

http://www.itif.org/files/ITFA.pdf

Alan Hoffer

June 26, 2007, 4:46pm (report abuse)

This is going to do harm to on-line retailers, the shipping industry, the post-office, box manufactures, and many other companies who manufacture products. By implementing new taxes will result killing internet commerce. I believe that this could do serious harm to the economy.

Example if internet taxing is allowed: A certain percent of people are making there living on the internet. These businesses and homeowners no longer can get or do business with others outside their State, because on-line business need to charge tax with shipping cost and it makes it way to expensive to buy the product on-line. Business owner(s) online business close do business the lack of sales. Now business owners no longer can afford house payments, so now the house becomes a repo, the bank ends up taking the loss on the property. See how this snowballs?

Brian Johnston

July 2, 2007, 4:17pm (report abuse)

MyWireless.org® used Tax Filing Day 2007 to call for “tax freeze” moratoriums to be placed on all new federal, state and local wireless and Internet access taxes. Bi-partisan legislation placing moratoriums, on both wireless and Internet access taxes, has been introduced in 2007 in both the U. S. House of Representatives and Senate during this current session of Congress. Last year, the average tax burden placed upon America’s 235+ million wireless consumers had climbed to over 17% on average in taxes, fees and surcharges per monthly bill. Recent polling data shows that 93% of wireless consumers are extremely happy with their services and choices, and don't want their state or the federal government meddling with regulations in a marketplace that works for them. Tax Day presents an appropriate occasion to call upon all wireless users to contact their elected officials in Washington to ask for their leadership on these important consumer issues. ##

Margaret L. Rey

October 2, 2007, 3:11am (report abuse)

Daniel, Thank you for sharing your paper with us. I do have a question. Although it is clear who those are who would like to keep the moratorium on taxes on Internet access, consumers, e-business etc, it is not clear who the opponent are. Could you please explain who are the opponents of a moratorium on taxes on Internet access? Thank you, Peggy

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