Thursday, June 19, 2014

House Committee Passes Bill To Permanently Ban Internet Access Taxes

As reported by news outlets, the House Judiciary Committee has just passed H.R. 3086 - "The Permanent Tax Freedom Act." The legislation was approved with a 30-4 vote. 

H.R. 3086 is sponsored by Chairman Bob Goodlatte, and co-sponsored by Reps. Eshoo, Bachus, Cohen, and Chabot. As the title suggests, the bill would extend the current moratorium on federal and state Internet access taxes by making it a permanent tax ban. The existing moratorium is set to expire at the end of 2014.

Congratulations to the sponsor, co-sponsors, and House Judiciary Committee. The Committee's vote on H.R. 3086 is an important step toward permanently ensuring that Internet access will remain tax free.