Three U.S. lawmakers today introduced a bill that would permanently extend a ban on Internet-only taxes, including taxes on Internet access.A bill was introduced earlier this month to ensure that the federal excise tax on communications services does not apply to internet access service, S.758 [Govtrack] ("Federal Internet Tax Prohibition Act of 2005").
The legislation would ban three types of taxes that single out the Internet: taxes on Internet access, duplicate taxation by two or more states on a product or service bought over the Internet, and taxes that treat Internet purchases differently from other types of sales. . . .
The new bill is sponsored by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and George Allen (R-Va.), and Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Calif.).
Update: More: Internetnews.com ("Lawmakers Revive Net Connect Tax Ban").