Friday, October 05, 2007

Internet-Access Tax Relief? Not Here!

We are reminded that Wisconsin is one of only eight States which tax Internet access.

The few, the ....

(How do you finish that?)

With the ban on state and local access taxes expiring Nov. 1, online and telecom businesses press Congress to extend it — permanently, if possible. Many Republicans and West Coast Democrats lead the push.

But other influential lawmakers, in a nod to states, back a time limit of four or six years, setting up a showdown vote later this month. Affected industries don’t want the dispute to stall legislation while the ban expires. “Our view now is let’s get the longest moratorium possible,” says one lobbyist.

Makes no difference. We were "grandfathered" and have the tax.

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