Consumers Finally Protected from New Taxes on Internet Access

American Consumer Institute applauds passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.  Following the passage of H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act, which included the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act preventing new taxes on consumers’ Internet access, Steve Pociask, President of the American Consumer Institute for Citizen Research, issued the following statement:

“Today’s vote in the Senate to permanently ban Internet access taxes marks a significant win for consumers and the economy.  There’s no doubt that the Internet transformed our society – connecting consumers to information and opportunities and spurring new segments of the digital economy.  Keeping internet access tax-free will be critical to its ongoing success.  I’m glad that after years and years of broad, bipartisan support, the ban will finally be permanent.”

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