Congress should vote down wireless tax legislation, say city groups
Several local government associations are urging Congress to vote down the so-called Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011 (WTFA). If enacted, the legislation would preempt state and local taxing authority at a time when most jurisdictions are facing severe budget shortfalls, as well as cutbacks and eliminations in federal assistance, according to the associations.
WTFA would prohibit state or local governments from imposing any new discriminatory taxes on mobile services, mobile service providers or mobile service property, such as cell phones, for five years after it is enacted.
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