GFOA Letter to House of Representatives Opposes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

The GFOA, along with several other national associations representing local governments, sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging members to vote no on the passage of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, HR 3086. If enacted, the bill would permanently preempt state and local governments’ authority to assess taxes on Internet access and would specifically remove that authority from ten states that are currently permitted under current law to assess such taxes. The full House will consider the GFOA-opposed legislation during the week of July 14, 2014. GFOA members should immediately contact their Congressional delegations and urge them to oppose HR 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act.