WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) lauded the passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA) in the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 by a vote of 75-20 in the Senate today. The provision permanently bans states from taxing Internet access.
In 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) placed a moratorium on discriminatory taxes on the Internet and taxes on Internet access. With widespread bipartisan support, the Internet tax ban has been extended seven times. For 17 years, the ban on Internet taxes has benefited millions of Americans by empowering them to conduct transactions on the Internet free from the fear of additional tax burdens.
CCAGW President Tom Schatz said, “Passage of PITFA is a tremendous win for the American people. To finally have the prospect of taxes on their Internet access eliminated permanently will provide tremendous economic certainty for the future.”
The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste is the lobbying arm of Citizens Against Government Waste, the nation’s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.