Judiciary Subcommittee Passes Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act
August 2, the House Judiciary Commercial and Administrative Law
Subcommittee passed H.R. 1552, the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination
Act, sponsored by Representative Chris Cox (R-California). H.R.
1552 extends for five years the current moratorium on new and discriminatory
taxes on the Internet, and makes permanent the ban on Internet access
taxes. H.R. 1552 does not encumber the continuation of the necessary
moratorium by including "simplification" provisions that
would allow the states to shift their tax collection burdens
to merchants outside of their jurisdictions.
of the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, as written, will protect
against multiple and unfair taxes on the Web while preserving the
Supreme Courts 1992 Quill decision, thereby promoting
future growth in electronic commerce.
The full Judiciary
Committee will consider the legislation sometime after Congress
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