H.R. 235: Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

Introduced:

Jan 9, 2015

Status:

Passed House on Jun 9, 2015

This bill passed in the House on June 9, 2015 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Jun 10, 2015
Length: 2 pages

Prognosis:

15% chance of being enacted (details)

About the bill

Full Title

To permanently extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Summary

The 1998 Internet Tax Freedom Act prohibits taxes on internet access and any internet-specific commodities such as bandwidth, but the law is set to expire on October 1, 2015, at which point states could begin taxing internet services. The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA) would remove the expiration date from the law. PITFA was originally introduced in the 113th ...

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History

Jan 9, 2015
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Jun 9, 2015
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

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