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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


Permanent Internet tax ban approved by House
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2014

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives have adopted by voice vote the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (H.R. 3086), which would extend


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


CBO suggests elimination of telephone excise, USF taxes
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 14 2009

A report compiled by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) suggests the elimination of telephone excise and universal service fund (USF) taxes


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


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


Congress adopts legislation mandating incentive auctions and reallocation of 700 MHz D-block to public safety
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2012

Last Friday, lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle joined forces in adopting tax relief legislation with provisions that would mandate incentive auctions of broadcast television spectrum to wireless entities and prescribe reallocation of 700 MHz D-block spectrum to public safety entities


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


Industry urges Congress to act on wireless tax bills
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • April 20 2012

As millions of Americans put the finishing touches on federal tax returns that were due on Tuesday, executives of wireless association CTIA and six major wireless carriers wrote to leaders of the Senate Finance Committee to urge passage of separate bills that would impose a five-year moratorium on new state or local taxation of wireless services and establish a national framework for taxes applied to digital goods and services


Vodafone to pursue international arbitration over India tax proposal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India, Netherlands
  • April 20 2012

On Tuesday, Vodafone warned India’s government that it will initiate international arbitration proceedings if the government refuses to withdraw pending legislation to impose retroactive taxes on transactions between Indian and foreign companies, charging that the proposal violates Vodafone’s rights under an investment treaty between the Netherlands and India