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: […]
A coalition of 45 organizations, including the American Consumer Institute, sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate urging them to pass legislation that would permanently prevent consumer taxes on Internet access services. The letter is available online.
An important bill for American consumers has arrived in the Senate. Senators can vote to protect consumers by passing The Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act (S. 431). It is a clean, straightforward bill that tracks the consumers’ interest and it deserves quick consideration and handling. Last year, a similar bill reached the Senate after arriving […]
Taxes on your wireless services remain at all an all-time high — 10 percent higher than taxes on other goods and services — and without some close attention from fair-minded legislators, these wireless-service taxes will continue to place an unfair and discriminatory cost burden on consumers, particularly the poor and underprivileged. And things could get […]
A coalition of 42 companies, primarily independent nonprofit think tanks, sent a letter to the U.S. Senate calling for passage of a permanent Internet tax moratorium. Failure for Congress to act in the next 60 days will lead to increased taxes for Internet consumers. To read or print the letter, click here.
Last week, after several years of attempts, the House finally voted to pass the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. The bill would prohibit taxing access to the Internet at the state, local and Federal levels. The current ban on Internet taxation ends in just a bit over three months from today. Therefore, it is important […]
ACI has an article that discusses how two issues — the imposition of net neutrality regulations and the end of the Internet Tax Moratorium — will lead to sharp increases in Internet taxes and a devastating impact on consumers. To the read the article, “A Perfect Storm: Net Neutrality and the End of the Internet Tax Moratorium,” see […]
Earlier last month, the House Judiciary Committee sent the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act out of committee by a bipartisan vote of 30-4. Next, it will hopefully move out to the House floor for a full vote. The Act is an attempt to make permanent a ban on any taxation of the Internet or data […]
A diverse group of nonprofit organizations sent a letter to congress today expressing concern over the pending expiration of the Internet tax moratorium. A bill has been proposed to make the moratorium permanent, but failure to pass this bill would mean high taxes on Internet access services for consumers, perhaps on the scale that is currently […]