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Internet Tax Policy for Beginners (And Perhaps for Experts, Too)


Presented by the Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) and
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Ever wonder what the difference is between the Internet tax moratorium and the Main Street Internet Tax Fairness Act? If so, you aren’t alone. In fact, the Internet and telecommunications are subject to a variety of taxes at different levels of government. At least four different tax proposals are either in Congress or about to be introduced that would reduce tax discrimination in the e-commerce, telecom and Internet space. They sound similar but have very different intents and outcomes.

Anyone with interest in tax or technology should attend to understand these important pieces of legislation. So please join IPI and ITIF for a lunch briefing to untangle Internet tax policy.


Internet tax -- Annabelle Canning, Capitol Tax Partners

Business Activity Taxes -- Maggi Lazarus, Law Office of John T. O'Rourke

Main Street Fairness -- Brian Bieron, eBay, Inc.

Wireless Tax Fairness -- Jot Carpenter, CTIA - The Wireless Association

Main Street Fairness -- Joe Crosby, MultiState Associates

Digital Downloads -- Steve DelBianco, NetChoice



Rob Atkinson, Ph.D., Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF)

Bartlett D. Cleland, Institute for Policy Innovation (IPI) 


Event Details

Tuesday, March 19, 2013
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Rayburn 2325, Rayburn HOB
Capitol Hill

*Complimentary lunch will be served

**This event is widely attended

Register online at

Questions? Please contact Erin Humiston at (972) 874-5139 or



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