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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


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


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


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


House lawmaker seeks closure of tax loophole that facilitated Verizon-Fairpoint deal
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • January 15 2010

Arguing that a tax loophole used by Verizon Communications in its 2007 sale of New England landlines to Fairpoint Communications saddled Fairpoint with enough debt to force Fairpoint into bankruptcy, Representative Paul Hodes (D-NH) introduced legislation that would repeal the Reverse Morris Trust provisions used by Verizon and other companies to avoid payment of capital gains taxes that stem from corporate mergers


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


Vodafone responds to India on $2 billion tax demand
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • India
  • March 19 2010

Vodafone has submitted its final annexure to its original response to tax authorities in India that are holding the British wireless giant liable for a tax bill of U.S. $2 billion that stems from Vodafone’s $11.2 billion acquisition of Hutchison Essar


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


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