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Round Table

On the recent Congressional push to keep Internet access services such as Web hosting tax-free [T]he fledgling industry argument for Internet services in the United States is no longer relevant. Electronic commerce is a mature and important part of the U.S. and international economy. The continued moratorium on taxing charges for Internet access should be […]

Internet Taxation Ban Attracts Congressional Debate

Four bills addressing Internet taxation are pending in Congress as House and Senate committees this week held hearings on the matter. The original moratorium banning Internet taxes will expire Nov. 1, unless lawmakers extend the date or institute a permanent freeze. Companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. support a permanent ban on Internet access taxes […]

House Members Seek Permanent Internet Tax Ban

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering a bill that would keep the Internet tax-free permanently. Rep. Anna G. Eshoo, D-Calif., introduced the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act of 2007 on Jan. 31. Congressional members on both sides of the aisle co-sponsored the bill, including Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. The first Internet tax moratorium […]

BillSoft Announces the Release of EZTax ASP

BillSoft Inc. has released EZTax ASP for real time tax calculation, which provides online storefront sellers with immediate taxation for their goods and services sold over the Internet. The offering is an XML Web service that can be used to calculate taxes and adjustments on any transaction supported by EZTax. Applications send a single transaction […]

Coalition: Americans Opposed to USF Changes

The nonprofit Keep USF Fair Coalition said today Americans have sent more than half a million e-mails and letters to Washington officials, expressing opposition to proposed Universal Service Fund (USF) changes that would impose $1-$2 more per month on consumers, regardless of how much they use their landlines. Radical changes in the telecom world, brought […]

BillSoft Announces bcgi Integration, Demo Schedule

BillSoft Inc. (Booth 516) is announcing the integration of BillSofts EZTax product with Boston Communications Group Inc.s (bcgi) Voyager billing system to enhance bcgis ability to perform accurate tax jurisdiction assignments and calculations. Were pleased to integrate the EZTax solution with Voyager Billing, says Jim Hunt, general manager of Voyager Billing for bcgi. As a […]

Lawmakers Move to Permanently Ban Internet Taxation

Federal lawmakers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would permanently ban taxes on Internet access and related services. The legislation introduced by U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, a Democrat, and two other members of Congress would permanently ban taxes on Internet access, double taxation by two or more states of a product or service bought […]

Communications Companies Seek Tax Reform

There is a tax on American phone bills that dates back more than a century to the Spanish-American War. The franchise tax was imposed to help pay for the war, says Steve Davis, senior vice president of policy and law and deputy general counsel with Qwest Communications International Inc. The government “pretty much covered that […]

Net Tax Ban Nears

The U.S. Senate has voted 93-3 to extend a ban on state and local taxation of Internet access, including cable-modem service and DSL for four years, but the bill does not prevent local governments from taxing Internet-based phone service. The Senate must work out differences with the U.S. House of Representatives, which passed a bill […]

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