High cellular taxes contribute to the digital divide between people with high and low incomes, and they slow down the rate of technological innovation. Lawmakers should be encouraging the use of these devices and not tax them. Read this opinion piece in the Town Hall.
Nearly 140 countries around the world, led by the OECD, are rewriting rules that would tax high-tech and multinational companies. The proposed rules would effectively transfer tax rights between countries, including allocating shares of taxable profits, determining which country should have tax authority, and a minimum tax rate. The current proposal is little more than an opportunistic […]
Efforts in the last couple of years to produce a new international tax plan to deal with the growth and effects of the digital economy may soon become a potential windfall for many international governments. As countries struggle across the globe from the COVID-19 health crises and the economic turmoil, these countries find themselves needing […]
With the continuing dependence of Americans on their wireless providers, the high taxes imposed by the federal and state governments presents a significant burden on millions of Americans across the country and contributes to the continuation of America’s digital divide. If legislators and regulators are serious about enhancing accessibility and bridging the digital divide, they […]
Since 2015, cities across the U.S. have taxed soda to promote public health, often with disastrous results. While soda taxes show people do consume less of it, the results ultimately don’t pan out, as consumers simply switch their habits to other, equally unhealthy options. To make matters worse, soda taxes fall harder on poor families. […]
The Trump administration recently announced that video game consoles will not be subject to the upcoming tariffs. While this might be good news for companies like Sony and Microsoft, the same benefit will not be extended to tabletop games. With increased prices on tabletop games, parents are indirectly encouraged to buy video games for their children, which […]
Politicians seeking to punish consumers for buying sugary drinks have seized upon a convenient scapegoat, but they have ignored principles of sound tax policy. The D.C. Council should learn the lessons of the past. You can read this op-ed by visiting The Hill.
If you’ve ever thought it’s cheaper to eat unhealthy than healthy, you’re not wrong. In 2016, Philadelphia passed a soda tax to curb sugar consumption with D.C. passing similar law earlier this month. But lawmakers should know that soda taxes don’t work, as people find ways around them and does little to promote public health. […]
Today, ACI joined 70 other organizations in opposition to the prescription drug pricing bill offered by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The bill would impose excise taxes up to 95% on hundreds of prescription medicines. You can read the coalition letter online. 10-15-19 Coalition Letter Opposed to Pelosi Drug Tax Plan
Dear Members of Congress, On behalf of the undersigned organizations, representing taxpayer interests at the local, state, and federal level, we write to express our concern with legislative efforts to increase the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). While we are open to solutions to address needs relating to infrastructure, we believe that placing additional financial burdens […]