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  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Passed July 15th, 2014
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law
    IntroducedSeptember 12th, 2013

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What is it?

This bill would make permanent a moratorium on state and local taxes on Internet access. Currently, nine states-- Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Washington and Wisconsin--tax internet services. These states have been receiving this tax income since 1998. 

Impact

The bill impacts revenues streams for certain states derived from taxation of the Internet.

Cost

The CBO estimates no impact on the federal budget; however, losses to state and local revenues have been estimated $80 million and $120 million per year.

AKA

Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

Official Title

To permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

    Just leave the internet alone. Big corporations and the govt are trying so hard to monetize it in any way they possibly can already, why add another tax onto it?
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    The Internet and our economy will improve without these taxes.
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    Leave the damn Internet alone, people. You keep messing with it, and there will be more cyberspace vigilantes out there to fight you, and it won't be pretty.
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    The Internet is one of the few bastions of true freedom alive in our world today. Keeping Internet access free for all individuals is important to keeping the Internet a universal resource.
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    There is nothing wrong with a tax on internet service, as long as it is a sales tax, and not a direct tax on the customers that pay for internet.
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