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Capitol Comment 185 - A Policy Two-Step that is a Political Winner
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Capitol Comment

Capitol Comment 185 - A Policy Two-Step that is a Political Winner

"Life is better here," claims a new advertisement for a telecommunications company. The slogan conjures images of individuals free of hassles and ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st century with technology as an ally. Unfortunately, today’s laws and regulations stand in the way. Life certainly would be better if American consumers could save more than $85.1 billion over the course of the next five years. Sound farfetched? Sadly, it would only require the introduction of a dose of common sense to federal telecommunications policy.

05/13/1998
The Internet Tax Freedom Act Puts Consumers on Top
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Press Release

The Internet Tax Freedom Act Puts Consumers on Top

The Internet Tax Freedom Act, H.R. 1054 and S. 442, would call time-out on taxes that discriminate against electronic commerce and the Internet. The ITFA would institute a moratorium to preclude double taxation of electronic commerce and taxation that singles out the Internet for excise-type taxes. For consumers and taxpayers, the ITFA addresses three important points.

03/06/1998
Capitol Comment 158 - Cox-Wyden Putting Internet Taxation on Hold
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Capitol Comment

Capitol Comment 158 - Cox-Wyden Putting Internet Taxation on Hold

The promise shown by the emergence of electronic commerce has attracted some undesirable attention - taxes. States and localities have recently been examining an extension of their tax authority to Internet related activities. The result could be a maze of multiple taxation that stymies emerging commercial activity.

05/22/1997

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