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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Comcast claimed the fee is either a tax prohibited by the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 or a franchise fee barred by the Cable Communications and Policy Act of 1984.
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.
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 ACEC is the federal commission created by the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 (P.L.
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).
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.
The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was perhaps the most significant legislation that affects state and local governments emerging from the 105th Congress.
2255, a bill calling for a five-year extension of the moratorium in the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998. This is a key victory in the fight for tax fairness, but local officials must keep the pressure on their congressional delegations to protect state and local revenue streams from federal preemption.
At the center of this debate is the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce established by the Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998. The commission has been studying the impact of e-commerce and other remote sales and is scheduled to make recommendations to Congress by April 21, 2000.
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