Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act Reintroduced

A bipartisan group of House members has reintroduced a bill that would make permanent the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA), which prevents state and local taxes on Internet access in all but a handful of grandfathered jurisdictions.

Teaming up on the new permanent incarnation of ITFA, which passed the House in the last Congress, were Reps Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.)--ranking member of the Communications Subcommittee--and Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), joined Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and Tom Marino (R-Pa.), according to the ITFA Coalition.

Eshoo and Goodlatte, who is chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, are cochairs of the Congressional Internet Caucus and spearheaded the House-passed version.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.