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2015 Budget and Internet Tax Freedom? Check.

  • Dec 17, 2014 | Gail Cole

President Obama signed into law H.R. 83 on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 funds all governmental agencies through September 30, 2015, with the exception of the Department of Homeland Security, which is funded through February 27, 2015.

Included in the legislation is an extension of the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). Previously set to expire on December 13, 2014, it is now set to expire on September 30, 2015. Many lawmakers would like to see the temporary moratorium on internet taxation made permanent. Others would like to link the ITFA with the Marketplace Fairness Act or similar legislation that would enable states to tax remote (read internet) sales. For now, however, the temporary extension of the moratorium will have to suffice.

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Gail Cole
Avalara Author
Gail Cole
Gail Cole
Avalara Author Gail Cole
Gail began researching and writing about sales tax in 2012 and has been fascinated with it ever since. She has a penchant for uncovering unusual tax facts, and endeavors to make complex sales tax laws more digestible for both experts and laypeople.