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CTIA Statement on Introduction of Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act of 2013 in the U.S. Senate

After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act of 2013 Act, I said: “An affordable internet is vital to millions of American consumers and businesses, and Senators Wyden and Thune remain at the forefront of preserving this critical access to opportunity and information by introducing the [...]

CTIA Statement After the Introduction of Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013 in the Senate

After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, I said: “Senators Wyden and Thune continue to demonstrate their leadership by introducing this bill to preserve affordable digital goods and services. From apps to e-books, consumers rely on and benefit from digital goods [...]

CTIA Statement After the Wireless Tax Fairness Act was Introduced in the Senate

After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) introduced the Wireless Tax Fairness Act, which would place a five year moratorium on any new and discriminatory taxes and fees imposed on wireless consumers’ monthly bills, and the companion to H.R. 2309, I said: “We greatly appreciate the leadership of Senators Wyden and Toomey [...]

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 [...]

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