Tuesday, September 14, 2010

U.S. Bill Seeks 5 Year Moratorium on New Wireless Taxes

The U.S. House Judiciary Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law passed the Cell Tax Fairness Act (H.R. 1521, sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren), which would place a five year moratorium on any new discriminatory state and local taxes and fees on wireless services.

"As more Americans rely on their wireless devices as their only phone and on-ramp to the Internet, taxing their services at more than twice the rate applied to other goods and services is discriminatory. These types of taxes are regressive and make little sense in today's mobile information-driven economy," stated Steve Largent, resident and CEO of CTIA-The Wireless Association.