Mobile Future

Legislation Aims to Curb Unfair Wireless Taxes

Today, Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SC) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013.  The aim of the legislation is to prevent state and local jurisdictions from imposing duplicative and discriminatory taxes on digital content like downloaded books, music, and movies.

Last month, the Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2013, another piece of consumer-friendly tax legislation, was introduced by both the House and Senate.  The Wireless Tax Fairness Act proposes a five-year moratorium on any new discriminatory taxes and fees on your mobile phone bill.

Both pieces of legislation look to curtail consumer harm from discriminatory tax policies.  We look forward to working with Congress on these bills and ensuring consumers are not unfairly taxed.