Tell Congress to Ban Taxes on Internet Access for Good! July 10, 2007 2:04 PM
Although I am often at odds with NTU positions, I agree with them on this!
You might not think about it often, but Internet access is one of the few products that haven't yet been gobbled up by the government's taxing machine. We can thank Congress for this fact, because in 2004 the House and Senate extended a ban on Internet access taxes for three years.
However, the clock is ticking on freedom from Internet taxation, as the current ban on Internet access taxes is scheduled to expire on November 1, 2007. Many revenue-hungry local government officials are already salivating over the prospect of imposing new taxes on the growing number of Internet users, including you. Time is running out faster than you think -- stop this money grab by telling Congress to enact a permanent ban on Internet access taxes.
We've also produced a short, easy-to-understand online video on the importance of banning Internet access taxes. You can view the video by clicking here, http://ga1.org/ct/57zf1nS1xjyi/. Our best chance of keeping taxes off our Internet access is by overwhelming Congress with a groundswell of grassroots support, so please, get your friends and family involved by forwarding this message and asking them to contact their Senators and Representative soon.
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Your letter will be addressed and sent to: House Members Who Need to Support HR 743 Senators Who Need to Support S 156
----THIS LETTER WILL BE SENT IN YOUR NAME---- Dear [decision maker name automatically inserted here],
I urge you to cosponsor H.R. 743/S. 156, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act. This bipartisan bill would keep taxes off my Internet service for good.
Congress has passed bans on Internet access taxes in recent years, but the current moratorium ends this November 1. I certainly don't want to see new state and local fees tacked on to my Internet bills - my phone's tax bills are bad enough.
Both you and I know that a tax-free Internet keeps access affordable for Americans of all income levels. We know that a tax-free Internet has helped to keep our economy moving by opening up new employment and commerce opportunities. We know that we are going to rely more and more on the Internet.
Won't you stand up for Internet users everywhere and protect Internet access from predatory taxes by cosponsoring and supporting H.R. 743/S. 156?