CTIA-The Wireless Association® Statement on the U.S. House Introduction of the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act

Dec 13, 2013, 15:08 ET from CTIA-The Wireless Association

WASHINGTON, Dec. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- Please attribute the following to CTIA-The Wireless Association® Vice President of Government Affairs Jot Carpenter:

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"CTIA greatly appreciates the leadership of Congressmen Lamar Smith and Steve Cohen, who yesterday introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act. The Smith-Cohen bill will provide sensible, 'bright-line' rules for how digital goods should be treated by state taxing authorities and protect consumers from multiple, discriminatory taxes when they download a book or a movie to a mobile device. Creating a national framework for digital trade will help electronic commerce flourish and facilitate economic growth. We look forward to working with Smith and Cohen to move this bill through the legislative process as quickly as possible next year."

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, D.C.

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