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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


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


Senators voice concern with spectrum provisions of tax bill passed by House
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 13 2012

In a letter delivered on Monday to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and Mark Warner (D-VA) joined Republican colleagues Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) in objecting to certain spectrum-related provisions of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act (H.R. 3630) that are “overly prescriptive” and would unduly hinder the FCC’s spectrum management authority


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


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


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


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


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