A new push began this month in Congress to extend legislation that is widely known as an Internet tax moratorium. But despite that moniker, the initial legislation hasn't had a significant impact on e-commerce except in one area: It stops states from imposing sales tax obligations on Internet service providers (ISP).
Tax FreedomThe Internet Tax Freedom Act took effect in October 1998 and expires this October.
The two lawmakers who championed the legislation, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Rep. Christopher Cox (R-Calif.), recently introduced a bill that would extend the ban on new and discriminatory Internet taxes
This story, "Tax moratorium helps ISPs, does little for e-commerce" was originally published by Computerworld.