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CTIA again pushes for wireless tax moratorium

Posted By TelecomTV One , 14 November 2012 | 0 Comments | (0)
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The CTIA is once again taking up a perennial lobbying issue by pushing for a five-year moratorium on new state and local wireless taxes. By Phil Goldstein


In a blog post, CTIA President Steve Largent said that the trade group is advocating for the US Senate to pass the Wireless Tax Fairness Act. “The US House already passed the bipartisan bill last year, but we need the Senate to do the same so millions of wireless customers can get some much needed financial relief,” he wrote. The bill has been an annual favourite of the CTIA but has yet to make it into law despite years of legislators pushing it.


Largent pointed to a study by KSE Partners, which notes that the average wireless tax burden on consumers increased from 16.26 per cent in July 2010 to 17.18 per cent in July 2012.


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