Senate Passes Internet Access Tax Moratorium

Share this article:
The U.S. Senate passed the Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act by a 93-3 vote last week.


The bill would ban taxes on Internet access through Nov. 1, 2007. The Senate bill must now be reconciled with the House of Representatives version, which was passed in November and would ban taxes on Internet access permanently.


The Senate version covers DSL connections, which many states and local governments taxed during the original moratorium. In the new bill, DSL taxes would have to be phased out within two years. However, the bill excludes Voice over IP services that let consumers use the Internet to make telephone calls.


"We are pleased that the Senate has passed this important legislation," said Jerry Cerasale, the Direct Marketing Association's senior vice president, government affairs. However, he said, "it remains our hope that the final resolution of this issue will be a permanent moratorium on Internet access taxes."


Share this article:
You must be a registered member of Direct Marketing News to post a comment.
close

Next Article in Digital Marketing

Follow us on Twitter @dmnews

Latest Jobs:

Featured Listings

More in Digital Marketing

Hallmark Takes Baby Steps to a New Brand

Hallmark Takes Baby Steps to a New Brand

The company relied on digital to get its growing children's apparel brand off of the ground.

One Third of Americans' Social Media Time Is Spent on Facebook

One Third of Americans' Social Media Time Is ...

Pandora, meanwhile, attracts more user time but far fewer digital advertisng dollars, says a study.

News Corp. Chief Brands Google an 'Unaccountable Bureaucracy'

News Corp. Chief Brands Google an 'Unaccountable Bureaucracy'

Robert Thomson warns the EU that an antitrust deal with Google will lead to a decrease in competitive options for marketers and an increase in piracy.