HUNTERDON CONGRESSMAN Lance Votes To Keep Internet Access Tax-Free

Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07), member of the Energy and Commerce Communications & Technology Subcommittee, joined an overwhelming bipartisan House majority today in reauthorizing the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act, which would make the ban on Internet access taxes permanent.

“Competing in the global economy requires a presence on the Internet and its growth and reach should be encouraged – not stifled by new taxes to access e-mail and other everyday online activity.  Enactment of a permanent moratorium on Internet access taxes will allow American consumers and small businesses to continue to grow and thrive in the digital economy,” said Lance.

H.R. 235, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), permanently renews the ban on Internet access taxes.  If not renewed, consumers could see Internet access taxes imposed by many jurisdictions eager to raise revenue from the lapsed statute.

“A tax on internet access would burden the millions of Americans who rely on the Internet every day.  Americans must be assured they will never be taxed just for going online,” concluded Lance.