The Senate is set to vote on the Internet Tax Provision
President Barack Obama may soon have to decide whether to permanently prohibit state and local governments from taxing access to the internet. The Senate is expected to vote on the measure today. It’s all in an effort to revamp trade laws.
The Internet tax provision has broad support, with few senators eager to oppose the bill and open the door to taxing online access during an election year. Some are resisting the legislation because of trade provisions and a long-running dispute over a separate proposal over taxing online sales to consumers.
Under the bill the Senate is considering, the seven states that now impose Internet access taxes would have to phase out those levies by the summer of 2020.