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Thursday February 11, 2016

Senate Passes Bill Making Internet Tax Ban Permanent

Finally, after 20 long years, the Senate has voted to keep internet access tax free permanently. The bill is on its way to the White House where the President is expected to sign it into law.

Recent attempts to make this ban permanent آ— by simply striking out the current end date on the latest of the Tax Freedom Act آ— had stalled in both the House and Senate. And so, as we reported in December, the language was simply tacked on to HR 644, Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, a piece of legislation authorizing funding for Customs and Border Protection, that was deemed likely to pass. Today, it passed the Senate with a 75-20 vote.