Bridge Span 16-1: Will the American People Be Suckered or Given Succor?

The Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (PITFA), receiving a large bi-partisan approval in the House of Representatives earlier this year, is supposedly going to be taken up in the Senate this week. The provision has been added into the conference report (the final version of a bill to be considered by both chambers of congress) […]

Bridge Span 15-11: A Permanent Fix or More Big Tax This Week From Congress?

In a situation only the out of touch, inside the Beltway crowd could love, added into the conference report (the final version of a bill to be considered by both chambers of congress) of the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015, is a provision adding the legislative language from H.R. 235, the Permanent […]

Bridge Span 15-4: Discriminatory Digital Taxes: Also Certain?

As Benjamin Franklin famously wrote, “… in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Technology has had an impact on both, providing us with longer life expectancies and a better quality of life. Taking a distinctly different approach, tax authorities find technology too tempting to resist as the target […]