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House adopts permanent extension of internet tax moratorium
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

Players throughout the cable, wireless and wireline telecommunications industries applauded the vote of House members on Tuesday to adopt legislation


House subcommittee approves broadband spectrum and network deployment measures
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 4 2015

Members of the House Communications & Technology subcommittee approved a pair of bills on Wednesday that would (1) incentivize federal agencies to


Chicago internet customers file suit against online streaming tax
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 18 2015

Six Chicago residents have asked an Illinois state court to overturn a July ruling by the Chicago Finance Department (CFD) that extends the city's 9


House committee approves permanent Internet tax ban
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 20 2014

Members of the House Judiciary Committee approved, by a 30-4 margin, legislation on Tuesday that would extend permanently the current moratorium on


DBS industry files suit against Massachusetts satellite tax
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2010

Charging that sales taxes levied on satellite TV services by the State of Massachusetts are discriminatory, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers DISH Network and DirecTV filed a legal complaint with the Massachusetts Superior Court that seeks injunctive relief and a declaratory ruling that the tax violates the commerce and equal protection clauses of the U.S. Constitution


Waxman urges House lawmakers to revisit spectrum-related provisions of tax relief bill
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 27 2012

During a conference committee session, ranking House Energy & Commerce Committee member Henry Waxman (D-CA) urged his colleagues to “clean up” spectrum-related provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (H.R. 3630) that prohibit the FCC from imposing eligibility restrictions on bidders for spectrum reclaimed through the incentive auction process


Vodafone not liable for taxes on Essar purchase, says India Supreme Court
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • January 27 2012

A long-running battle between British wireless giant Vodafone and India’s tax authority ended in victory for Vodafone, as India’s Supreme Court decreed that Vodafone does not owe US$4.4 billion in taxes and penalties accruing from its $10.9 billion acquisition of Hutchison Essar in 2007


Ohio Supreme Court rules against DBS industry in tax case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

Direct broadcast satellite (DBS) operators DISH Network and DirecTV are assessing their legal options in the wake of a ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court (OSC) that upholds the constitutionality of a 5.5 sales tax that is imposed by the state on DBS offerings but not on cable TV services that are arguably functionally equivalent to DBS from the standpoint of subscribers


Wireless tax bill approved by House Judiciary Committee
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 22 2011

Legislation imposing a five-year moratorium on new state and local taxes that target wireless services was approved last Thursday by members of the House Judiciary Committee, who also endorsed amendments that would (1) provide an exemption for taxes approved by voters and (2) mandate a study of the bill’s impact on state and local governments


AT&T to pay nearly $1 billion to settle mobile data tax suit
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 10 2011

A U.S. district court in Illinois has approved a class action settlement involving AT&T Mobility through which AT&T agreed to refund $956 million to customers who were improperly taxed for accessing the Internet through their mobile phones