Congress passes permanent ban on Internet access taxes
Andrew Moylan, executive director and senior fellow of the R Street Institute, says PITFA and MFA had little in common.
“Taxpayers should be happy that the House has moved to put an end to the cynical ploy of combining the Internet access tax and Internet sales tax matters,” Moylan said. “Despite sharing the words ‘Internet’ and ‘tax,’ the two couldn’t be more dissimilar. Banning Internet access taxes is clearly constitutional, is wise policy to protect consumers, and is almost universally supported in Congress. Enacting an Internet sales tax bill, meanwhile, is constitutionally suspect, is spectacularly bad policy for economic growth, and is opposed by a broad swath of the American public.”