CEI Statement on Permanent Ban of Internet Sales Taxes

Today the Senate passed a permanent ban on internet taxes by the states – a move that now sends the issue to President Obama’s desk.

“PITFA,” the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, passed as part of the 75-20 approval of the Conference Report accompanying the so-called Customs bill (H.R. 644, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015.)

Jessica Melugin of The Competitive Enterprise Institute said,

“The passage of PITFA is a victory for taxpayers.  It means a permanent ban of discriminatory taxes on Internet commerce and access that would have otherwise been instituted by many state legislatures. It protects consumers from new and, if telecommunication taxes are any indication, typically high taxes related to accessing the Internet. Its permanence is a boon for Internet users, innovators, and investors.” 

See more from CEI on the bill here