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Opposition to Net taxes heats up

The chair of a specially appointed Congressional commission, the House Budget committee chair and allies, and two senators all step forward with proposals to bar e-commerce or Internet access taxes.

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The chair of a specially appointed Congressional commission, the House Budget committee chair, two senators step forward with proposals to bar e-commerce or Internet access taxes.

"[The Internet] is the most transforming technological development since the Industrial Revolution, and its growth must not be thwarted by taxation."

- James Gilmore, Governor of Virginia and Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce chair

 


Antitax groups offer e-commerce plan
A coalition of antitax and consumer groups join House Budget committee chairman John Kasich to present a plan to a federal commission that would limit taxes on e-commerce.

Leading policymaker proposes end to Net taxes
Virginia Gov. James Gilmore, chairman of Congress's blue-ribbon Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce, makes a significant proposal in a high-stakes debate involving federal, state, and local authorities.

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Senator: Extend moratorium on Net taxes
Sen. Ron Wyden says that he may seek a two-year extension of the current three-year prohibition on new e-commerce taxes.

Bill would prohibit Net taxes
Presidential candidate Sen. John McCain doesn't want the Net bled to death by tax collectors--not now and not ever.

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