By: Jennifer Holder, Executive Vice-President, NoInternetTax.org
Last fall as debate on the Internet tax moratorium
heated up, Governor Locke and 41 of his peers sought an amendment to the Internet Tax moratorium last fall that contained
language for “streamlining” efforts, more commonly known within the National Governor’s Association as the Streamlined
Sales Tax Proposal, or SSTP.
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INTERNET TAXATION: JUST SAY NO!
By Trey Fleisher
Reprinted with permission from Independence Institute
On October 16th, Congress passed H.R. 1552, the Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act which sought to extend the
Cox-Wyden moratorium on Internet taxes for another two years. Our own Governor Owens, who
spoke recently at
Citizens for a Sound Economy, a free-market think tank in Washington D.C., publicly reaffirmed his call to permanently
ban Internet taxes. Interestingly, yet unfortunately and not surprisingly, Owens is one of only a handful of governors
to oppose Internet taxes.
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Nation Watches Engler’s lead on Michigan Vote on SB 433
By: Jennifer Holder, Executive Vice-President,
In late August, Governor Engler and 41 of his peers from the National Governor’s Association
(NGA), signed a letter urging Congress to extend the current moratorium against discretionary Internet taxation only if
it contains language to support the Streamlined Sales Tax Project (SSTP).
The governors, with Engler as their
spokesperson, are seeking congressional approval to work on methods to overturn court decisions that currently forbid
them to collect sales and usage taxes on interstate e-Commerce.
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National Governor’s Association Issues Letter to Congress Asking for SSTP Provisions
NoInternetTax.org, a leading grassroots opponent of Internet taxation and regulation, condemned the forty-two
governors who signed a letter to Congress from the National Governor’s Association (NGA) urging them to extend
the current moratorium against Internet taxation only if it contains language to support the Streamlined Sales
Tax Project (SSTP). The moratorium, or Internet Freedom Act, will expire on October 21, 2001.
surface, SSTP seems to make sense by proposing to simplify the existing definitions, rules and tax rates levied
by more than 7,500 taxing entities across America,” stated Jennifer Holder, Executive Vice President of NoInternetTax.org.
“Scratch that surface and you’ll find that the measure violates consumer privacy and is wholly unconstitutional.”
Moratorium expires in October….is a National Sales Tax on the horizon?
It has been called
“the hottest debate on Capitol Hill, and it isn’t going to be pretty!” by leading technology trade magazine,
Interactive Week. The current Internet Tax Freedom Act, or Internet moratorium, that bans discriminatory taxation
of the Internet will expire in October. Congress is currently debating the terms of its renewal.
(BELLEVUE, Wash.) NoInternetTax.org, a leading grassroots opponent of Internet taxation and regulation, issued a letter
to Senator John McCain asking him to clarify his position on Internet taxation.
(BELLEVUE, Wash) – NoInternetTax.org, the leading opponent of taxation and regulation on the Internet, has announced
that high-tech consultant Craig Becker has been retained as development director for the organization. Also joining
NoInternetTax.org is Brett Mecum of Waterloo, NY who will serve as deputy political director and Josh Dazey, of
Seattle, Wash who will serve as associate director of communications.
Organization seeks the permanence of the Internet moratorium
(BELLEVUE, Wash.) Alan Gottlieb, founder and
president of NoInternetTax.org, announced to today an effort by the Washington-based organization to make permanent
the current moratorium on Internet taxation. The current moratorium, forbidding the imposition of discretionary
taxes on the Internet, will expire on October 21, 2001.