Friday, April 30, 2004

Senate votes for Internet tax ban

By Paul Davidson, USA TODAY

The Senate, breaking months of deadlock, overwhelmingly agreed Thursday to renew a ban on Internet access taxes for four years.
The Senate voted 93-3 to prevent state and local governments from taxing Internet service but preserve some existing taxes.

A five-year moratorium on dial-up Internet access taxes expired late last year after lawmakers locked horns over whether to make it temporary or permanent and whether it should apply to phone-based broadband DSL lines.

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