US Senate OK’s Extension to Internet Tax Ban

The Senate approved a 7 year extension to the moratorium on states levying access taxes on Internet connections. This good news to those who run e-commerce sites or who enjoy high speed Internet connections.

The US House of Representatives had passed a 4 year extension of this state tax ban about 2 weeks ago. A conference committee will work out the differences between the two bills and the final version will be voted on soon afterward. The current tax ban ends on November 1 so time is short to get the ban in place.

Some say that this ban is simply a subsidy for business who provide Internet services while others believe it encourages investment in new technologies. I agree that it encourages investment myself and I enjoy benefiting from it.

What are your thoughts on this?


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