Ever since 1998, Congress has banned state and local governments from taxing Internet access. The Internet Tax Freedom Act has been renewed six times, and there is widespread bipartisan support for making it permanent. But that effort has hit a roadblock, as the bill is being held hostage by Senators who want to impose online sales taxes. Evan is joined by Katie McAuliffe, Executive Director of Digital Liberty. They discuss the Internet tax hostage crisis, the problems with online sales taxes, and what the FCC’s “net neutrality” rules have to do with broadband fees.
February 2, 2016