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Download Fairness Coalition Applauds Senators Wyden and Thune

WASHINGTON – Today Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and John Thune (R-SD) introduced the Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2013, which prevents duplicative, discriminatory taxes on digital goods and services. The following statement should be attributed to Sam Whitehorn, executive director of the Download Fairness Coalition:

“The Download Fairness Coalition applauds the work of Senators Wyden and Thune who have introduced this vital piece of legislation.

“Establishing a national framework guiding how state and local taxes can be imposed rationally and fairly on the digital economy, will help ensure consumers are never subject to the nightmare scenario where someone downloading a single app or song could have two or three different taxing jurisdictions all claiming the right to tax the same download. The measure will also provide much needed certainty that will allow the app economy to continue to thrive, which today supports more than half a million jobs and generates billions of dollars for small businesses and entrepreneurs all helping to support our national economy .”

“We look forward to working with these tech leaders on moving this critical initiative forward and hope that Congress will move swiftly to enact it into law.”

About The Download Fairness Coalition

The Download Fairness Coalition is an organization that educates policymakers about the benefits of the digital economy. The organization is committed to policies that increase access to digital goods and services for all consumers. As an organization formed within the meaning of section 501(c)(4), contributions to the organization are not tax deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.

For more information visit our web page at www.downloadfairness.com

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