The United States Internet Tax Freedom Act

The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) of 1998 introduced a tax moratorium that banned Internet access taxes and new and discriminatory taxes on the Internet. The moratorium was originally set for seven years. In 2005, the ITFA was extended until November 1, 2007. On 2007, the ITFA was extended for four additional years. In 2005, the House approved the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination Act, which would permanently extend the moratorium for telecommunication services. Yet, this bill was not approved despite the efforts from the telecommunication industry.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Didn’t the Original Internet Tax Freedom Bill Contain more than just an Extension Date?
What are the Reasons behind the Internet Tax Non-Discrimination Act?
What is the Current Controversy about?
What Taxes still Apply to the Internet?
What is the history of this Bill?


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