WASHINGTON, D.C. – Following the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s markup of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (H.R. 1860), which would create a national framework to prevent state and local governments from imposing multiple and discriminatory taxation on downloaded digital goods and services (e.g. e-books, music, apps, etc.), CTIA-The Wireless Association President and CEO Steve Largent issued the following statement:
“Today, the House Judiciary Committee took an important step to bring some clarity and consistency to the digital marketplace. CTIA thanks Chairman Smith and Representative Cohen for their leadership on the bill, which is a critical piece of what is necessary to make sure our tax system better reflects and supports the digital, online nature of today’s economy. We hope the full House will act soon to approve the Digital Goods bill.”
CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry’s voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry’s leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.