Internet Tax Freedom Act

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Internet Tax Freedom Act

Legislation in the United States, originally passed in 1998 and renewed several times since, that prohibits state and local governments from taxing the use of the Internet. For example, states and municipalities may not tax e-mails or bandwidth use. The Act was intended to increase Internet use in the United States.
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Under Bob's guidance," Jewett said, "The DMA has increased its presence and clout with legislators and regulators while achieving some major legislative victories for the industry, including passage of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 and its extension in 2001, the Civil Service Retirement System Funding Reform Act of 2003, and this month's Can-Spam Act.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 imposed a three-year moratorium on new taxes for Internet access fees and on multiple or discriminatory taxes on Internet commerce.
The 107th Congress is expected to consider whether to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998, an existing three-year moratorium prohibiting any new Internet-specific taxes.
Krugman has badly misrepresented what the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 regulates and what it does not.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 did not forbid the taxing of e-commerce but rather forbade the imposition of new and discriminatory taxes.
The 19- strong committee will now meet on June 21-22 in Williamsburg, Virginia and discuss the future of internet taxation once the three year moratorium imposed by the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 expires in 2001 (10/09/98).
The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was perhaps the most significant legislation that affects state and local governments emerging from the 105th Congress.
Working with allies in the Senate NLC and other state and local government public interest groups, as well as the E-Fairness Coalition and the National Federation of Retailers came close to finalizing a draft consensus bill to amend the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 (ITFA) before the October 21 deadline for the moratorium on Internet taxes imposed by this statute.
Jupiter Media Metrix (Nasdaq: JMXI), the global leader in market intelligence, today reports that while the October 2001 expiration of the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 will eventually lead to the demise of the Internet's tax-free status, the anticipated sales tax on all online purchases will not alter consumers' purchasing habits.
2255, a bill calling for a five-year extension of the moratorium in the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998.
At the center of this debate is the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce established by the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998.
In his testimony, Anthony warned of the "pervasive and imminent threat of preemption by the federal government," specifically mentioning the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 and the Religious Liberty Protection Act of 1999 (H.
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