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Americans Continue to Be Taxed More for Wireless than Other Taxable Goods and Services

Earlier this week, respected tax analyst Scott Mackey from the Tax Foundation released his annual report that illustrates, yet again, the unfair burden that America’s wireless users pay on their monthly bills. According to Mackey’s report: On average, Americans pay 17.05 percent in federal, state and local taxes and fees on their wireless service, an […]

CTIA Statement After the U.S. House of Representatives Passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House of Representatives passed on a voice vote the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “We appreciate Chairman Goodlatte’s leadership in the effort to pass PITFA, which will help keep the Internet affordable and Americans connected. We hope the Senate moves expeditiously to follow suit and alleviate provider and […]

CTIA Statement in Response to the U.S. House of Representatives Passing a Bill to Amend the IRS Code of 1986 to Modify and Make Permanent Bonus Depreciation

In response to the U.S. House of Representatives passing a bill to amend the IRS Code of 1986 to modify and make permanent bonus depreciation (H.R. 4718), I said: “CTIA thanks Congressman Tiberi and Chairman Camp for their work to make accelerated depreciation permanent. This is the sort of forward-looking tax policy that promotes the […]

CTIA Statement After the House Judiciary Committee Markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

After the U.S. House Judiciary Committee markup of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), I said: “With today’s action, the House Judiciary Committee has taken an important step toward heading off Internet access taxation. We hope the full House will follow suit as soon as possible. “CTIA thanks Chairman Goodlatte for his leadership […]

States and Localities Must be Good Stewards of Wireless Consumers’ Support for 911

As April is “911 Education Month,” it’s a good time to think about how the wireless industry and its consumers support our nation’s 911 communication system. Americans use wireless to contact 911 services more than 400,000 times per day to save lives, stop crimes and help others in emergencies. But the numbers don’t tell the […]

Support the Internet Tax Freedom Act to Keep Internet Affordable

As part of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) Coalition, 29 bipartisan groups sent a letter to members of Congress asking them to support the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086) and the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act (S. 1431). Those proposals are aimed at making permanent a moratorium on Internet access taxes, which […]

CTIA Statement on the U.S. House Introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

I issued the following statement this afternoon: “CTIA greatly appreciates the leadership of Congressmen Lamar Smith and Steve Cohen, who yesterday introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. The Smith-Cohen bill will provide sensible, ‘bright-line’ rules for how digital goods should be treated by state taxing authorities and protect consumers from multiple, discriminatory […]

Wireless Industry Unites to Call for Action on Key Consumer Tax Issues

Today, CTIA President and CEO Steve Largent and the CEOs of seven of America’s largest wireless companies joined to write House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte to urge prompt action to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act’s moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access. Originally enacted in 1998, ITFA has been extended several […]

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