Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2003]
This should be considered "urgent". As you know the "MORTORIUM" on the so called internet tax expires in
It was reported on Fox News a few minutes ago, that the Senate is now considering this bill. The House has passed their version of the Bill by Voice vote to keep the moratorium in place.
The news on fox reported that the Senate is considering a "TAX ON EVERY ITEM ON THE INTERNET TO INCLUDE a TAX ON EACH EMAIL SENT OUT."
I have voiced my opinion to the offices of Sen. Thad Cochran and
I would suggest that each addressee call today and ask their Senators to VOTE against any TAXES on the internet.
Origins: In October 1998, Congress enacted the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), which called for a
The Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act, a piece of legislation intended to extend the moratorium enacted by the Internet Tax Freedom Act, was introduced to Congress in 2003. It was passed (as
The 2003 claim that the Senate was considering a "tax on every item on the Internet, to include a tax on each
As described by The New York Times, the bill hung up in 2003 in a Senate debate over whether a permanent moratorium on Internet taxes might eventually become too broad a ban and deprive states of much-needed revenue streams:
Supporters argue that the states want to tax every e-mail message, even every electron. The bill, they say, will not have the dire effects that opponents predict.
The only thing that both sides agree on, it seems, is that the bill has nothing to do with banning sales taxes on online purchases. The moratorium bans taxes on Internet access, including high-speed access through telephone digital subscriber lines; "discriminatory" taxes, which include taxes by multiple states on the sales of a single item; and taxes that would treat Internet purchases differently from sales at brick-and-mortar stores.
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