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CTIA Statement on the Introduction of the Wireless Tax Fairness Act

In response to U.S. House of Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-19-CA) and Trent Franks (R-8-AZ) introducing the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 2309), which would place a five year moratorium on any new and discriminating taxes and fees imposed on wireless consumers’ monthly bills, I said: “On behalf of the more than 300 million wireless users [...]

Join CTIA to Stop States from Raiding 911 Funds

There is no question that our public safety professionals – first responders, police, firefighters, paramedics – are amazing individuals. They put their lives on the line to save others. While others run away from a disaster, they run to it. Quite simply, these men and women are amazing. So it is disheartening to read in [...]

Attention Wireless Users: You’re Unfairly Taxed and Taxed More Than Ever

As reported this morning in Politico, Scott Mackey released his report on wireless taxes, fees and surcharges that shows wireless consumers pay the highest documented combined tax and fee burden EVER. This is a truly troublesome trend, which is why we are advocating for the U.S. Senate to pass the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (S. [...]

CTIA Statement on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee Markup of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011

Following the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s markup of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1860), which would create a national framework to prevent state and local governments from imposing multiple and discriminatory taxation on downloaded digital goods and services (e.g. e-books, music, apps, etc.), I issued the following statement: “Today, [...]

Minority Support for Tax Fairness Measures

Research by the Pew Internet Project indicates minority populations are avid users of wireless technology, so MyWireless.org® wanted to learn about why they use wireless communication so much in their daily lives and how they felt about some policy issues that had a direct impact on what they’re paying for their service. With the help [...]

CTIA Statement After the Senate Finance Committee Hearing

In response to the Senate Finance Committee hearing on tax reform where the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1002, S. 543), which would provide wireless consumers with a five year break on discriminatory taxes and fees, and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1860, S. 971), which would create a national framework [...]

CTIA and Six Providers Urge the Senate to Put an End to Discriminatory Taxation of Wireless Service and Digital Goods

Today, CTIA and six wireless providers, which collectively serve almost 94 percent of America’s 322 million wireless subscribers, delivered a letter urging Senate Committee on Finance Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch to act on the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (S. 543) and the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act (S. 971). [...]

U.S. Senators, Play Ball for Wireless Consumers!

This week, MyWireless.org® will follow up to its very popular “Stop the Wireless Tax Madness”-themed advertising in Hill publications and online sites with a baseball ad in recognition of opening day and the start of the season. We are urging Senators “play ball!” this spring, and protect wireless consumers by putting a stop to state and [...]

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