CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement After The Tax Foundation Released its "Record High Taxes and Fees on Wireless Consumers in 2015" Report

Nov 16, 2015, 15:09 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Please attribute the following statement to CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Government Affairs Jot Carpenter:

"American wireless consumers are already taxed at over 18 percent, which is two and a half times higher than the general sales tax rate imposed on most other taxable goods and services. The release of the report is timely because it highlights the sort of rates that could be applied to Internet access services if Congress fails to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act before it expires in December. Policymakers who want to ensure that every American can fully participate in the digital economy should support efforts to alleviate these discriminatory rates of taxation, and certainly to prevent their extension to new areas."

CTIA-The Wireless Association® (www.ctia.org) represents the U.S. wireless communications industry. With members from wireless carriers and their suppliers to providers and manufacturers of wireless data services and products, the association brings together a dynamic group of companies that enable consumers to lead a 21st century connected life. CTIA members benefit from its vigorous advocacy at all levels of government for policies that foster the continued innovation, investment and economic impact of America's competitive and world-leading mobile ecosystem. The association also coordinates the industry's voluntary best practices and initiatives and convenes the industry's leading wireless tradeshow. CTIA was founded in 1984 and is based in Washington, D.C.

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