CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement After the Introduction of Digital Goods & Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013 in the Senate

Jul 25, 2013, 16:46 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After U.S. Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Government Affairs Jot Carpenter said:

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"Senators Wyden and Thune continue to demonstrate their leadership by introducing this bill to preserve affordable digital goods and services. From apps to e-books, consumers rely on and benefit from digital goods and services. Establishing a consistent national framework for how state and local taxes are imposed will protect consumers from multiple and discriminatory taxes on digital purchases. CTIA and its members look forward to working with Senators Wyden and Thune on this important legislation and hope that Congress will move quickly to enact the bill."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) is an international organization representing the wireless communications industry. Membership in the association includes wireless carriers and their suppliers, as well as providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products. CTIA advocates on behalf of its members at all levels of government. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives, and sponsors the industry's leading wireless tradeshows. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, DC.

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