Today, CSE praised the House of Representatives for voting to repeal the 3 percent Federal Excise Tax on communication services. The bill, H.R. 3916, overwhelmingly passed the House 420 to 2.
“It took 102 years to repeal a tax originally enacted to finance the Spanish-American War,” said Erick Gustafson, Director of Technology and Communications Policy at CSE. “This proves that once the government mandates a tax it is nearly impossible to repeal it, no matter how onerous.”