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September 13
Permanent Extension of ITFA Introduced
On September 12, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) introduced H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). The measure seeks to permanently extend the ban on taxing Internet access that has been in place since the ITFA was first passed in 1998. The moratorium imposed by the ITFA was extended several times by Congress and is currently set to expire November 1, 2014.

 

ITFA was originally intended to help promote and preserve the commercial, education and informational potential of the Internet in its infancy during the late 90’s. The growth of the Internet since then, however, has been exponential. 

 

NACo will continue to monitor the bill’s progress.  With Chairman Goodlatte as its sponsor, the measure will likely be part of the larger discussion on related legislation, such as the Marketplace Fairness Act, a bill that NACo has strongly supported and that has already been passed by the Senate earlier this year.

 

Contact: Mike Belarmino at mbelarmino@naco.org or 202.942.4254​

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