Internet Tax Hearing to be Held

Share this content:
Despite a hold on some regular activity in Congress because of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the House Judiciary Committee is still planning early next month to finalize a bill that proposes a five-year extension of the Internet tax moratorium.


Rep. Christopher Cox, R-CA, sponsored the bill, H.R 1552, the Internet Non-Discrimination Act. In August, the bill was unanimously approved by the Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law.


Congress passed the original moratorium, the Internet Tax Freedom Act, in October 1998, imposing a three-year moratorium on Internet access and sales taxes. The moratorium is set to expire Oct. 21.


The Direct Marketing Association is urging the committee to support the extension of the moratorium on Internet access taxes, as well as on new and discriminatory taxes on the Internet.


If the committee passes the bill, it will move to the full House for consideration.


close

Next Article in Multichannel Marketing

Sign up to our newsletters

Company of the Week

Since 1985, Melissa has helped thousands of companies clean, correct and complete contact data to better target and communicate with their customers. We offer a full spectrum of data quality solutions, including global address, phone, email, and name validation, identify verification - available for batch or real-time processes, in the Cloud or on-premise. Our service bureau provides dedupe, email/phone append and geographic/demographic append services for better targeting and insight. For direct mailers, Melissa offers easy-to-use address management/postal software, list hygiene services and 100s of specialty mailing lists - all with competitive pricing and excellent customer service.

Find out more here »

Career Center

Check out hundreds of exciting professional opportunities available on DMN's Career Center.  
Explore careers in digital marketing, sales, eCommerce, marketing communications, IT, data strategies, and much more. And don't forget to update your resume so employers can contact you privately about job opportunities.

>>Click Here

Relive the 2017 Marketing Hall of Femme

Click the image above