Summary

1/29/2013--Introduced.Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act - Amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make permanent the ban on state and local taxation of Internet access and on multiple... Read More

Status

This bill was introduced on Jan 29, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

Date Introduced
Jan 29, 2013

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Bill Text

A BILL

To make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce permanent.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ``Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act''.

SEC. 2. PERMANENT MORATORIUM ON INTERNET ACCESS TAXES AND MULTIPLE AND DISCRIMINATORY TAXES ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE.

(a) In General.--Section 1101(a) of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (47 U.S.C. 151 note) is amended by striking ``taxes during the period beginning November 1, 2003, and ending November 1, 2014:'' and inserting ``taxes:''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by this section shall apply to taxes imposed after the date of the enactment of this Act. <all>

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Nation

239 Supporting
17 Opposing
93% 7%

State: CA

12 Supporting
2 Opposing
86% 14%

District: 1st

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Users Supporting

I support The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act because access to the internet is a basic right, and should not be subject to government taxation.

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NM
3
MorganSantiago
NM-3
6 months ago

I support The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act because... The Internet is one of the most significant technological advancements in mankind's history and has improved the condition of humanity by a quantum leap. Benefits include (a) ready access by individuals at any location to large quantities of knowledge and information on any subject; (b) worldwide communication among individuals with instant speed and accuracy; and (c) countless other improvements in mankind's existence. The Constitution prohibits government infringement upon Americans' individual rights, freedoms and independence. Congress and the White House must cease plotting to interfere with Americans' access to the awesome power to the Internet.

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TX
14
JoBob
TX-14
1 year ago

I support H.R. 434: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act because this bill would bar federal, state and local governments from taxing Internet access and from imposing discriminatory Internet-only taxes such as bit taxes, bandwidth taxes, and email taxes. The law would also bar multiple taxes on electronic commerce.

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PA
1
DGF7691
PA-1
1 year ago

I support H.R. 434: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act because... There should be no special taxes on the internet. Support this bill.

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MI
3
CLINT_in_MI
MI-3
1 year ago

I support H.R. 434: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act because. State, and Local governments should tax only those businesses existing within their boundaries. The Federal government should not tax any more than it does; less taxes would be a better move for all taxpayers. More taxes destroy job creation. Less taxes are beneficial for the economy. Presidents Kennedy and Reagan cut taxes, and the economy increased. Congress in 1998 passed the Internet Tax Freedom Act, which bans Internet taxation--such as, internet access, internet usage (bit tax), and email. "The US ranks 15th in internet service (speed per cost) among other nations in the First World, paying far more than other countries for internet. Article I, Section 8, of the Constitution: "the Congress shall have power To lay and collect Taxes,...to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the US; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the US;..." An enumeration follows: ... "To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;..." This seems to apply to tangible trade and not intangible. Vote Yes. . . ..

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CO
7
Ruth
CO-7
1 year ago

I support H.R. 434: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. From Article I, Section 9, Paragraph 5 of the US Constitution: No tax or duty shall be laid on articles exported from any state.

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VA
8
neil.steiner
VA-8
1 year ago

Users Opposing

I oppose H.R. 434: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act because I believe individual consumers are getting-around the cost of taxes by buying online, removing a source of government revenue on a state-level.

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MI
1
macetw
MI-1
1 year ago

I oppose H.R. 434 ("To make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic") because...this encourages businesses to have internet-only sales and gives them a business advantage over local businesses and cuts into revenue for states. There is no upside for anyone but the huge internet resellers and the buyers looking to avoid taxes that they should be paying.

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PA
7
tw174
PA-7
2 years ago

I oppose H.R. 434 ("To make the moratorium on Internet access taxes and multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic") because...Creating more taxes and spending the same is not what we need. Cut the spending and giving aid to other countries including the terrorist in Egypt.

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MI
4
monlon
MI-4
2 years ago

Bill Summary

1/29/2013--Introduced.Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act - Amends the Internet Tax Freedom Act to make permanent the ban on state and local taxation of Internet access and on multiple or discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce.

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