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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


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


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


Senate bill offers tax credits for broadband investment
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2009

Private sector entities that invest in new or improved broadband infrastructure would receive tax credits under legislation introduced Tuesday by ranking Senate Commerce Committee member Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX


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


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


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


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


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


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