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U.S. House Passes Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

On July 15, the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), by a voice vote. PITFA would permanently extend the moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet...more

Capital Thinking: Technology and Communications

Legislative Activity Online Competition and Consumer Choice Act of 2014 Introduced in the House and the Senate Last Tuesday, June 17, Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and Representative Doris Matsui (D-California)...more

Legal Alert: Internet Tax Freedom Act Extension Clears Congressional Committee

On June 18, the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA) by a vote of 30-4. PITFA permanently extends the moratorium on state and...more

46 sites blocked, watch your banners!

The Italian tax police seized 46 websites streaming videos in breach of the copyright holders, but is also going after entities “supporting” such sites through banners published on them so starting a new approach in the fight...more

Update: EU VAT on E-Commerce

There are a great variety of electronically provided services (“e-services”) and the respective market is rapidly growing. The general definition is that e-services are services which are delivered over the Internet or an...more

Copyright measures against Google’s indexing of news contents

The Italian Government has just approved a law decree that apparently will introduce copyright-related measures aimed at sorting disputes relating to the usage of news contents by search engines and news aggregators....more

Spotlight on SALT: Illinois Supreme Court Invalidates the State's "Click-Through Nexus" Statute Under the Internet Tax Freedom Act

Illinois joined a number of other states in 2011 and enacted a "click-through nexus" statute targeting internet retailers for sales and use tax collection obligations. Under the Illinois and similar statutes enacted in other...more

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Federal Law Preempts Click-Through Nexus Law

In a decision released this October 18th, the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the Circuit Court of Cook County’s decision invalidating the Illinois click-through nexus statute in Performance Marketing Association v. Hamer. The...more

The Wheeler Federal Communications Commission--What Can We expect? 2014 Outlook on Congress and the FCC (Presentation)

In This Presentation: FCC Issues - • When will we have a 5 person Commission? • Issues ..E Rate and help for broadband adoption ..Demise of Title II regulation and the rise of net...more

Sutherland SALT Shaker: August 2013 Digest

In this issue: - No Expressions of Goodwill from Arizona Department of Revenue - California Court of Appeal: ITFA Doesn’t Make the CUT - Round We Go: Indiana Denies Taxpayer’s Intercompany “Residual...more

Sutherland SALT Shaker: July 2013 Digest

In this issue: - Arizona: Software Licenses Determined to Be Personal Property Rentals - Rent-a-Cloud: Arizona’s Transaction Privilege Tax Applies to Receipts from the Temporary Use of Online Software -...more

Levick Monthly - July 2013: 5 Rules For General Counsel In The Digital Age, Risks Abound, But So Do Opportunities

In This Issue: - COVER STORY ..5 Rules for General Counsel in the Digital Age - CORPORATE & REPUTATION ..Bangladesh and Beyond: Walt Disney’s Leadership - LITIGATION ..Who Really Ignited Obama’s...more

Are "Click-Through" Internet Marketing Tax Laws Constitutional?

Our preview of the oral arguments at the Illinois Supreme Court during the May term concludes with Performance Marketing Association, Inc. v. Hamer. PMA will be heard by the Court during the 9:00 a.m. session on Thursday, May...more

IRS Capitalized Legal Fees Incurred by Pharmaceutical Company

In a recently released Field Attorney Advice, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Office of Chief Counsel concluded that a pharmaceutical company must capitalize legal fees incurred to obtain Food and Drug Administration...more

Tennessee Court Holds that Wide Area Network Service Is a Taxable Telecommunications Service

A Tennessee trial court has ruled that wide area network (WAN) services provided by IBM are taxable “telecommunication services” for Tennessee sales and use tax purposes. IBM Corporation v. Farr, Civil No. 09-2144-I (Davidson...more

New VAT regime B2C

The new B2C VAT regime in the EU will enable suppliers of telecoms, broadcasting and electronic services (e.g. download software and services over the Internet, smart phones or other the distribution channels including via...more

Summary of Canadian Financial Incentives for the Production of Animation, Digital Media and Interactive Content

Table of contents: 3 Foreword 4 Federal Government 5 British Columbia 6 Ontario 8 Quebec 9 Manitoba 10 Nova Scotia 10 Prince Edward Island 11 Heenan Blaikie’s Entertainment Law Practice Team 12 Our...more

North Carolina Creates New Tax Incentive Opportunity for Digital Media Companies

On July 22, 2010, North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue signed into law legislation that creates a new and innovative tax credit for companies developing interactive digital media, including video game companies and...more

Value Added Tax and Cross-Border E-Commerce

The Internet was designed to facilitate communication and not to facilitate direct or indirect taxation. This brief essay focuses on the ubiquity challenge posed by the Internet's architecture to value added taxation of...more

Communications Law Bulletin, October 2008

In this issue: *The Month in Brief *FCC Streamlines Satellite Earth Station License Process *California Passes New Broadband and Prepaid Services Laws and Considers Copper Loop Retirement Issues *FCC Clarifies ?Junk...more

The New Internet Tax Freedom Act

President George W. Bush signed into law on October 31, 2007 legislation (House Bill 3678,[1] the Internet Tax Freedom Act Amendments Act of 2007) that extends for another seven years, until November 1, 2014, the moratorium...more

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