BNA – Congress Weighs Length of Internet Tax Ban Extension
Christopher Cox, a lawyer and former member of Congress who co-wrote the Internet Tax Freedom Act with Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) in 1998, said Dec. 4 that lawmakers will extend the ban either for a year or only until late winter 2015—the shortened funding period House Republicans are considering for homeland security and immigration operations. The length of the ban will determine how much time advocates have to rally behind a permanent or long-term temporary measure.
Cox tracks the issue on behalf of a coalition of businesses called NetChoice, which supports the ITFA and opposes legislation expanding state authority to collect sales tax on Web-based purchases. He is counsel to the group and was at the Capitol Dec. 4.