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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 members re-introduce internet tax, Title II blocking bills
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 16 2015

Last Friday, a bipartisan group of House lawmakers re-introduced legislation that would extend permanently provisions of the Internet Tax Freedom Act


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


Bill proposes uniform tax framework for digital goods
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2010

Observing that "existing sales and use taxes are inadequate and ill-equipped to address today's digital economy," House Communications, Technology & Internet Subcommittee Chairman Rick Boucher (D-VA) introduced legislation that would establish a uniform national framework for the taxation of digital goods and services


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


House members approve wireless tax moratorium
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2011

By a voice vote on Tuesday, members of the House of Representatives approved legislation, sponsored by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ), that would impose a five-year moratorium on “discriminatory” taxes imposed on wireless telecommunications services by state and local governments. Boasting 236 co-sponsors, the Wireless Tax Fairness Act (HR-1002) resembles a companion bill (S-543), introduced last March by Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), that is currently pending before the Senate Finance Committee


India Supreme Court upholds Vodafone tax ruling, as government proposes retroactive amendments to tax code
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • March 23 2012

As anticipated, the Supreme Court of India on Tuesday turned down a government appeal of a January Supreme Court ruling that held British wireless giant Vodafone not liable for US$2.2 billion in capital gains taxes accruing from its $11 billion acquisition of Hutchison Essar in 2007


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