House Members Introduce Digital Goods Fairness Tax

Law360, New York (December 13, 2013, 2:29 PM EST) -- A bipartisan bill introduced on Thursday would ban the taxation of digital goods at a higher rate than their tangible counterparts.

The Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, and Rep. Steve Cohen, D-Tenn., is designed to prevent discriminatory taxes that target digital goods such as music and movies.

“As technology advances, it is important that tax policies do not unfairly penalize consumers who choose to download digital goods rather than purchase their...
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