On Tuesday June 9th, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 235), which would permanently ban state and local taxes on Internet access. (See this blog.)
Now, it is up to the Senate to pass its version of the bill, the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act (S. 431). The House passed the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act last summer when the temporary ban on Internet access taxes was about to expire but the Senate failed to pass its bill. Hopefully with the help of some new Senators, this summer’s Congressional session will be different.
The temporary ban is set to expire on October 1, 2015. Therefore, I urge the Senate to pass the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act as soon as possible so all Americans can access an affordable Internet.