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Reuters reports that a Republican Congressman and a Democratic Senator are introducing legislation this week that would make a ban on Internet access taxes permanent.

The current ban, which expires in November, prevents states, counties and other local governments from taxing Internet access fees and Internet traffic, describing such taxes as “multiple and discriminatory.”

This is a separate issue from Internet sales taxes, which the legislators say should be considered separately.
KC's View:
We’ve gone through a change of heart on the issue of Internet sales taxes. While we used to feel that a moratorium on such taxes should be made permanent, we’re beginning to think that the current state of the economy and the budget shortfalls being experienced by state governments need to be made up somewhere. Unfortunately, some taxes are going to have to be raised…and the legislators will just have to deal with the political fallout.