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FreedomWorks Urges Speaker Hastert to Consider and Pass the Internet Tax Moratorium

This letter was sent to the Speaker and the rest of the House of Representatives on Nov. 15, 2004. Dear Speaker Hastert: On behalf of our 500,000 members nationwide, FreedomWorks respectfully urges you to consider and pass S. 150, the Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act, before the 108th Congress adjourns. The Internet access tax moratorium expired a year ago, and congressional action is urgently needed to protect American citizens from regressive and punitive new taxes on Internet access and services.

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FreedomWorks Urges Speaker Hastert to Consider and Pass the Internet Tax Moratorium

This letter was sent to the Speaker and the rest of the House of Representatives on Nov. 15, 2004. Dear Speaker Hastert: On behalf of our 500,000 members nationwide, FreedomWorks respectfully urges you to consider and pass S. 150, the Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act, before the 108th Congress adjourns. The Internet access tax moratorium expired a year ago, and congressional action is urgently needed to protect American citizens from regressive and punitive new taxes on Internet access and services.

11/15/2004
Saving the Broadband Economy

EXCERPT: "If we do not succeed in making the moratorium permanent for all Internet access users, the more than 150 million Americans who now enjoy Net access at home would be justifiably furious to see new taxes popping up on their bills over the next few months. Slapping all of the taxes from our phone bills on to our Internet bills, making this amazing medium less affordable, would obviously hit American consumers right in the pocketbook."Click here to view the full letter

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Saving the Broadband Economy

EXCERPT: "If we do not succeed in making the moratorium permanent for all Internet access users, the more than 150 million Americans who now enjoy Net access at home would be justifiably furious to see new taxes popping up on their bills over the next few months. Slapping all of the taxes from our phone bills on to our Internet bills, making this amazing medium less affordable, would obviously hit American consumers right in the pocketbook."Click here to view the full letter

03/29/2004
CSE Key Vote Urges Passage of S. 150, the Internet Tax Freedom Act

CSE sent this KEY VOTE NOTICE to the U.S. Senate on March 22, 2004. Dear Senator: Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and its 360,000 members urge the U.S. Senate to VOTE YES and pass the “Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act of 2003” (S. 150). This bill would make permanent the expired ban on Internet access taxes and multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce. S. 150’s permanent ban would protect consumers, prompt investment, and spur innovation.

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CSE Key Vote Urges Passage of S. 150, the Internet Tax Freedom Act

CSE sent this KEY VOTE NOTICE to the U.S. Senate on March 22, 2004. Dear Senator: Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and its 360,000 members urge the U.S. Senate to VOTE YES and pass the “Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act of 2003” (S. 150). This bill would make permanent the expired ban on Internet access taxes and multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce. S. 150’s permanent ban would protect consumers, prompt investment, and spur innovation.

03/22/2004
Tax-free Internet days numbered

ALBANY, N.Y. — Almost 20 years ago, Harley Duncan and the Kansas tax department he headed set out to encourage people to pay state sales tax on mail-order purchases, required by law but enforced only by a rarely used honor system. "Well, I was out preaching the sermon, and a reporter asked me, 'OK, what do I do if I want to pay the tax?'" Duncan recalled. "And I said, 'Hmm. Good question.' "Well, we didn't have any procedure," he said.

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Tax-free Internet days numbered

BY Michael Gormley

ALBANY, N.Y. — Almost 20 years ago, Harley Duncan and the Kansas tax department he headed set out to encourage people to pay state sales tax on mail-order purchases, required by law but enforced only by a rarely used honor system. "Well, I was out preaching the sermon, and a reporter asked me, 'OK, what do I do if I want to pay the tax?'" Duncan recalled. "And I said, 'Hmm. Good question.' "Well, we didn't have any procedure," he said.

02/11/2004
States Have Chance to Tax Internet After Moratorium Expires

WASHINGTON — The World Wide Web (search) has been left vulnerable to new levies by states and local governments now free from an Internet tax moratorium (search) Congress failed to renew before adjourning for the year. The ban on taxes that prevents state lawmakers from imposing a utility fee much like that imposed for phone or cable TV use expired Nov. 1.

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States Have Chance to Tax Internet After Moratorium Expires

BY Kelley Beaucar Vlahos

WASHINGTON — The World Wide Web (search) has been left vulnerable to new levies by states and local governments now free from an Internet tax moratorium (search) Congress failed to renew before adjourning for the year. The ban on taxes that prevents state lawmakers from imposing a utility fee much like that imposed for phone or cable TV use expired Nov. 1.

12/22/2003
Kinnan: Internet Tax Radio Interview

"The Voice," Monday, Nov. 24 at 11:15am EST to talk about the Internet Tax. The phone number for the show is 877-958-5850. My office number is 865-584-TNCU The Voice airs Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to Noon on the Horne Radio Network. The Network is comprised of five stations covering the Knoxville metropolitan area: 850 AM WKVL KNOXVILLE, TN 670 AM WMTY FARRAGUT, TN 1140 AM WLOD LOUDON, TN 1400 AM WGAP MARYVILLE, TN

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Kinnan: Internet Tax Radio Interview

"The Voice," Monday, Nov. 24 at 11:15am EST to talk about the Internet Tax. The phone number for the show is 877-958-5850. My office number is 865-584-TNCU The Voice airs Monday through Friday from 10:00 am to Noon on the Horne Radio Network. The Network is comprised of five stations covering the Knoxville metropolitan area: 850 AM WKVL KNOXVILLE, TN 670 AM WMTY FARRAGUT, TN 1140 AM WLOD LOUDON, TN 1400 AM WGAP MARYVILLE, TN

11/24/2003
Cato Report: The Internet Tax Solution

An important new report from Cato on the Internet Tax debate published on Oct. 23, 2003.

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Cato Report: The Internet Tax Solution

An important new report from Cato on the Internet Tax debate published on Oct. 23, 2003.

11/21/2003
The Grinch Who Robbed the Internet

©2003 Copley News Service, 11/18/2003 Imagine waking up this Christmas morning to discover the Grinch had slapped a tax on logging onto the Internet, sending an e-mail and visiting a Web site - or worse, redefined the entire Internet as just another telephone service that would subject Internet service to a combined tax burden in the neighborhood of 18 percent. Then imagine discovering that it wasn't actor Jim Carrey underneath that green face paint but Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., or George Voinovich, R-Ohio, instead. Say it isn't so, guys!

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The Grinch Who Robbed the Internet

©2003 Copley News Service, 11/18/2003 Imagine waking up this Christmas morning to discover the Grinch had slapped a tax on logging onto the Internet, sending an e-mail and visiting a Web site - or worse, redefined the entire Internet as just another telephone service that would subject Internet service to a combined tax burden in the neighborhood of 18 percent. Then imagine discovering that it wasn't actor Jim Carrey underneath that green face paint but Sens. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., or George Voinovich, R-Ohio, instead. Say it isn't so, guys!

11/18/2003
Taxpayers Fund Lobbying for Internet Access Tax

Note: Diane Katz is director of science, environment and technology policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Mich. This is a reprint.

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Taxpayers Fund Lobbying for Internet Access Tax

Note: Diane Katz is director of science, environment and technology policy at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy, a research and educational institute headquartered in Midland, Mich. This is a reprint.

11/12/2003
CSE URGES YES VOTE ON S. 150

Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and its 280,000 members urge the U.S. Senate to VOTE YES and pass the “Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act of 2003” (S. 150). This bill would make permanent the current ban on Internet access taxes and multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce.

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CSE URGES YES VOTE ON S. 150

Citizens for a Sound Economy (CSE) and its 280,000 members urge the U.S. Senate to VOTE YES and pass the “Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act of 2003” (S. 150). This bill would make permanent the current ban on Internet access taxes and multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce.

11/05/2003

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