The Insider reported previously that many countries around the world want to tax the internet…China and Iran, for example, want to have government control; the EU prefers an internet subject to “government influence,” and the U.S. - - up to now - - says no taxes. Since 1998, federal law prohibits cities and states from taxing most forms of internet access. High-speed internet service providers seek a permanent ban on taxes…Recently, the House approved a bill barring states from taxing internet access through 2014 and the Senate agrees…Most House Republicans want a permanent tax ban, according to the Washington Post, and “will continue to fight” for a permanent ban after the seven-year renewal expires.
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