S.3581 - Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Thune, John [R-SD] (Introduced 10/11/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/11/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.3581 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/11/2018)
Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2018
This bill prohibits a state or local jurisdiction from imposing: (1) multiple taxes on the sale of a covered electronic good or service, or (2) discriminatory taxes on the sale or use of a digital good or service.
A "digital good or service" is delivered or transferred electronically to a customer. A "covered electronic good or service" is a digital good, digital service, audio or video programming service, or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service.
The bill also:
- specifies services that are excluded from the definition of "digital service;"
- restricts taxation of a covered electronic good or service to taxation by a state or local jurisdiction whose territorial limits encompass a customer tax address, as defined by this bill;
- makes the seller of covered electronic goods or services responsible for obtaining and maintaining such address; and
- specifies rules regarding the taxation of bundled transactions, digital code, and VoIP services.