The House of Representatives can take a big step for consumers next week by passing the widely-supported Lofgren-Franks Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1002). The legislation was already approved by the Judiciary Committee and seeks to prevent state and local governments from adding on to the consumer tax burden by placing a five-year moratorium on all new wireless taxes and fees.
On average, American wireless users today pay more than 16 percent of their monthly bill in taxes and fees. That’s more than double the average paid in sales tax, which is about 7 percent. Now, consumers can benefit by the House taking action, but if passed, then it will be up to the Senate. Senators can join their House colleagues and help protect wireless consumers, by co-sponsoring and passing the companion bill, the Wyden-Snowe Wireless Tax Fairness Act (S. 543).
Congress is on the verge of giving American wireless consumers a real reason to celebrate – tax fairness! Let’s keep up the momentum on the Hill and pass the Wireless Tax Fairness Act.
Below, see a sample of the advertising our consumer advocacy arm, MyWireless.org®, has been running inside the Beltway in print and online publications. If you would like to speak out to your policymakers as well about this important bill, please follow this link.