CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. No tax relief for adult sites updateCommercial sites that give minors access to "harmful" material could face new taxes under a provision added to the Internet Tax Freedom Act. Compromise on copyright bill A joint-house committee comes to terms on legislation that would drastically alter consumers' rights in online research and e-commerce. House passes Net content bill The legislation, which mirrors the Senate's CDA II, would penalize sites that give minors unfettered access to "harmful" material.
Senate looks at bug and business A hearing examines businesses' ability to "survive" the Year 2000 date change, with a focus on the food and pharmaceutical industries, With the end of its session looming, both houses of Congress are working furiously to move a number of Internet bills forward, With the end of its session looming, both houses lovecases luxury crystal iphone x case - gold of Congress are working furiously to move a number of Internet bills forward, At the forefront are taxes, keeping adult content away from wired children, and copyrights..
CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. The White House contends that the moratorium will halt the nation's thousands of taxing jurisdictions from squelching the budding e-commerce industry's revenues. But the more than year-long debate over the bill was hard fought with local leaders initially opposing it because they said it hindered their right to raise local revenues. "Internet users and businesses should not be singled out for special taxes," Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Oregon), who introduced the bill along with Rep. Chris Cox (R-California), said today. "The Senate made it clear that we support the millions of people who use the Internet, and recognize that this is the business infrastructure of the 21st century.".
Online vendors also can't be saddled with tax collection duties unless offline sellers face the same requirements, And Net access providers can't be singled out and hit with new taxes on the shipment of digital information--known as a "bit" tax--unless telecommunications companies, for example, face the same charges, However, if a locality already is collecting taxes on Net access and services--the moratorium won't apply under a provision passed by both houses, Drawn up as a concession for local leaders, the "grandfather" clause protects taxes enacted and imposed by states before lovecases luxury crystal iphone x case - gold March 1, 1998, in the House bill and October 1, 1998, in the Senate bill, Opponents of the clause worry that states and localities will apply old tax codes--fortelecommunications or utilities, for example--to Net services during the time-out, Under the House bill, however, a state would have to reratify any such tax, opening the levy up to public debate..
The time-out doesn't apply to sales taxes on foods and services sold over the Net. Under most tax codes, if a retailer has a physical location in a state or city, it has to collect and remit sales taxes to the appropriate authorities; this is called having "nexus.". This rule cuts costs and burdens for remote vendors, including many shops on the Net. For example, the online bookseller Amazon.com is located in Washington state,so it only has to collect sales taxes from residents there. Contention today surrounded an amendment to clarify "nexus." The amendment that passed states that the location of an ISP's or Web site's servers--and the simple fact that Web sites can be accessed in any state--does not constitute "nexus.".
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