Senators Push to Tax VoIP after 2 years


Sens. Thomas Carper and Lamar Alexander revived the debate over taxing Internet access with the introduction of a bill that would reinstate for two-years the now-expired ban on state and local taxation of Internet access services. The senators oppose a competing bill that would make the Internet tax moratorium permanent and extend the exemption from taxation to all forms of technology used to provide
Internet access, maintaining that the other bill would be too costly to already cash-strapped states.

Essentially, after 2 years, the Senators want states to be able to tax internet services, especially the expanding broadband services and the use of the internet for telephone services, VoIP.

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