Senate extends Internet tax ban for 7 years

Well, it is a partial victory…

From the Houston Chronicle:

The Senate on Thursday night approved a seven-year extension of a moratorium on state and local taxes on Internet access.The Senate voice vote came a little over a week after the House passed a bill calling for a four-year moratorium. The tax ban, first approved in 1998, is set to expire Nov. 1.

Attempts in both the House and Senate to make the ban permanent in recent weeks were unsuccessful despite strong support for the idea.

However…

The two chambers will have to reach a compromise on the length of the ban and other differences before the bill can be sent to the White House for President Bush’s signature.

Well, it will be some time we will not have to worry about paying MORE taxes to the federal government. Isn’t it amazing how they constantly find ways to increase our tax burden? first cell phones and now they want to tax us for using the internet. they basically want to tax us for living.

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