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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


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


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


Vodafone ordered to deposit $554 million in Indian tax case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • November 19 2010

Pending a final decision on Vodafone’s appeal against a government directive that holds Vodafone liable for US$2.5 billion in taxes and interest accruing from the company’s 2007 acquisition of Hutchison Essar, the Supreme Court of India ordered Vodafone on Monday to submit a deposit of $554.1 million within three weeks as well as bank guarantees within eight weeks that would cover the outstanding portion of the government’s tax claim


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


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


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