No Internet Access Tax for Four Years
The House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved H.R. 3678 which extended the ban on Internet access taxes. The bill will now be sent to the House for a full vote.
The issue at hand is the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), a bill enacted in 1998 that prevented states and localities from imposing taxes on Internet access services which enables users to connect to the Internet. The law was renewed in 2001 and 2004 and the moratorium will now be extended until November 1st, 2011.