GFOA Opposes Permanent Extension of Internet Tax Freedom Act

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The GFOA joined with other national associations representing local governments on a letter to the House of Representatives strongly opposing HR 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, and urging members to do the same. The letter maintains that the bill would cost states and localities millions of dollars in revenue in the coming years, as more services that are subject to traditional taxation transition to the Internet. It encourages members to support a fair, short-term extension of the Internet tax moratorium, rather than a permanent moratorium, and to retain the long-standing grandfather provisions that would specifically affect 10 states: Hawaii, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin, and Tennessee.