H.R.1860 - Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21] (Introduced 05/12/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/28/2012 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.|
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Summary: H.R.1860 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/12/2011)
Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011 - Prohibits a state or local jurisdiction from imposing multiple or discriminatory taxes on or with respect to the sale or use of digital goods or services delivered or transferred electronically to a customer. Excludes from the definition of "digital service" telecommunications service, Internet access service, or audio or video programming service.
Restricts taxation of digital goods and services to the retail sale of such goods and services and by the jurisdiction encompassing a customer's tax address.
Prohibits the use of existing regulations or administrative rulings relating to the taxation of tangible personal property or other services to impose any tax on the sale or use of digital goods or services.
Grants jurisdiction to federal district courts to prevent a violation of this Act, without regard to the amount in controversy or the citizenship of the parties.
Expresses the sense of Congress that each state shall take reasonable steps to prevent multiple taxation of digital goods and services where a foreign country has imposed a tax on such goods and services.