CommDaily reports that the U.S. House of Representatives is expected to soon pass the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (HR-1002). This is encouraging news.
We have previously described the economic dislocations and consumer burdens as well as inequities resulting from heavy and often discriminatory taxation of wireless. As I mentioned in my blog post "Calling for a Moratorium on New Discriminatory Taxes," the legislation would impose a five-year moratorium on any new discriminatory taxes imposed on wireless services by state and local governments.
The House bill is sponsored by Rep. Zoe Lofgren. CommDaily also reports that a Senate Finance Committee hearing has been requested for its companion bill (S-543).