Administration supports passage of H.R. 1552, the Internet Tax Nondiscrimination
Act. The Administration believes that government should be promoting
Internet usage and availability, not discouraging it with access taxes
and discriminatory taxes.
amended, H.R. 1552 extends the Internet tax moratorium enacted by
the Internet Tax Freedom Act for two years. While a five-year extension
would be preferable, a two-year extension will provide additional
time to analyze the impact of e-commerce on local and State tax
receipts while ensuring that the growth of the Internet is not slowed
by new taxes.
Administration encourages the Congress to act expeditiously to send
to the President's desk legislation extending the moratorium before
it expires on October 21, 2001.