Franklin Center President Erik Telford applauds passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Date: February 11, 2016
Contact: Kevin Glass
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The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act is a great step forward for Americans who have been in limbo on the issue for years. Internet access taxes would hinder all Americans’ ability to access what has become an amazing technology. Congress has been forced to re-up on a temporary tax moratorium every year since 1998, and the passage of a permanent ban on internet taxes is a great victory for everyone concerned about internet access. The measure, which passed 75-20 in the Senate, represents a broad bipartisan coalition in favor of keeping access barriers to the internet low. Internet taxes are regressive and fall on the most vulnerable Americans, and ensuring that internet access is tax-free will be vital for the economic development and opportunity for Americans everywhere.

 

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