The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) will be in effect nearly six weeks longer than its scheduled expiration on Nov. 1 under the Continuing Appropriation Resolution recently passed in Congress.
The ITFA now will be in effect until Dec. 11. Although the House of Representatives passed a permanent version of the Act in July, it stalled in the Senate as some lawmakers have tried to tie it to the Marketplace Fairness Act, which would require states to simplify sales tax laws in order to collect sales tax from online and catalog retailers.
The Arizona Technology Council supports enactment of a permanent ban on multiple and discriminatory taxes on access to the Internet as provided in the ITFA. The Council also favors access to the Internet unburdened by a patchwork of federal, state and local taxes.