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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Mr. President, Please Repeal the Tax on Talking
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Mr. President, Please Repeal the Tax on Talking

The Senate delivered welcome news to consumers yesterday when it passed a repeal of the 102-year old Federal Excise Tax on telecommunications. The repeal was contained in H.R. 4516, the appropriations bill for the Treasury Department, Legislative Branch, and General Government Services. The House already passed the bill; it now awaits final signature by the president.

10/13/2000
Letter from Kent Lassman, CSE Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy to Rep. Billy Tauzin Regarding H.R. 4445
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Letter from Kent Lassman, CSE Director of Technology and Telecommunications Policy to Rep. Billy Tauzin Regarding H.R. 4445

September 18, 2000

09/18/2000
Area in Brief
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Area in Brief

Wichitan gets 7 1/2 years for 1999 shooting death A Wichita man was sentenced to 71/2 years in prison for voluntary manslaug hter in the 1999 shooting death of Michael Prince. Larry Evans, 26, received a 92-month sentence from Sedgwick County District Judge Joseph Bribiesca Friday. In convicting Evans, a jury returned the lesser manslaughter charge Aug. 10, down from first-degree murder. The jury decided against murder, saying Evans acted in the heat of the moment.

09/18/2000
ARE CELL PHONES A ROAD HAZARD?
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ARE CELL PHONES A ROAD HAZARD?

BY Michael Vallante

No Internet sales tax GOV. Davis will consider legislation (AB 2412) that would require the application of sales taxes to Internet sales within California (Opinion, Sept. 6). He should veto this legislation.

09/10/2000
Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Polling Futility
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Polling Futility

Last month, the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) released the results of a Wirthlin Worldwide survey on Americans’ viewpoints about Internet taxation. According to Wirthlin, “Americans support collecting existing state and local sales taxes on Internet purchases.” This should be no surprise because existing state and local sales taxes already apply to the Internet and electronic commerce.

07/10/2000
COMMITTEE: House Judiciary Committee
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COMMITTEE: House Judiciary Committee

SUB-COMMITTEE: Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee EVENT: Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing on H. R. 4267, the Internet Tax Reform and Reduction Act of 2000; H. R. 4460, the Internet Tax Simplification Act of 2000; H. R. 4462, the Fair and Equitable Interstate Tax Compact Simplification Act of 2000. TIME: 10 a.m. LOCATION: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building CONTACT: 202-225-3951 http://www.house.gov/judiciary

06/29/2000
EVENT: HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE
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EVENT: HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE

SUBJECT: Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee hearing on H.R. 4267, the Internet Tax Reform and Reduction Act of 2000; H.R.4460, the Internet Tax Simplification Act of 2000; H.R.4462, the Fair and Equitable Interstate Tax Compact Simplification Act of 2000. Steven Rauschenberger, Illinois state senator; Ray Haynes, California state senator; Rodney Strain, Jr., sheriff and ex-officio tax collector, Covington, LA; Tom Stemberg, CEO, Staples, Framingham, MA; Harley Duncan, executive director, Federation of Tax Administrators; Gary Rappaport, president and CEO, The Rappaport Companies, Vienna, VA; Mark Nebergall, president, Software Finance and Tax Executives Council; Larry Good, senior vice president, Electronic Commerce Association; Scott Walters, vice president for research and development, TAXWARE International, Salem, MA; Robert Benham, owner and president, Balliet's, L.L.C., Oklahoma City, OK; Frank Julian, operational vice president and tax counsel, Federated Department Stores, Cincinnati, OH; Erick Gustafson, director of technology and communications policy, Citizens for a Sound Economy; James Hunt, president and CEO, Ernst and Young Technologies, Inc., Chantilly, VA; Arthur Rosen, McDermott, Will & Emery, New York, NY; Peter Lowy, co-president, Westfield America, Los Angeles, CA

06/29/2000
Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Twisted Words and New Taxes? Internet Tax Legislation Before the House Tomorrow
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Twisted Words and New Taxes? Internet Tax Legislation Before the House Tomorrow

Tomorrow the House Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee will hold a hearing on three Internet tax bills, H.R. 4267, “The Internet Tax Reform and Reduction Act of 2000,” H.R. 4460, “The Internet Tax Simplification Act of 2000,” and H.R. 4462, “The Fair and Equitable Interstate Tax Compact Simplification Act of 2000.” Each piece of legislation would extend the federal moratorium on new or discriminatory taxation of the Internet or electronic commerce. However, that is where the good news ends.

06/28/2000
Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Digital Divide Dwindles Drastically
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Tech Bytes - Tid Bits in Tech News: Digital Divide Dwindles Drastically

According to recent reports released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Mediamark research, the co-called "digital divide" is quickly disappearing. As many as 134 million Americans currently have access to the Internet and conservative estimates have that total increasing to 197 million by 2003.

06/22/2000
CSE President Paul Beckner's Letter to the Senate on H.R. 3916, The Telephone Excise Tax Repeal Bill
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CSE President Paul Beckner's Letter to the Senate on H.R. 3916, The Telephone Excise Tax Repeal Bill

June 21, 2000 Dear Senator: CSE recruits, educates, motivates and mobilizes a growing army of volunteer activists to fight for less government, lower taxes and more freedom. On behalf of our 250,000 members, I urge you to vote in favor of H.R. 3916 “The Telephone Excise Tax Repeal Bill.” This is an onerous tax that affects 95 percent of Americans and must be repealed.

06/21/2000

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