Publication Date: July 2007
Publisher: Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Michael Mazerov; Will Fischer
Research Area: Media, telecommunications, and information
Keywords: Economic projections; Information technology; State budgets; Internet access
Coverage: Kentucky Michigan Ohio Texas
Although the primary aim of ITFA was to block state and local taxes on consumers of Internet access services, ITFA defines a prohibited tax on Internet access as “a tax on Internet access, regardless of whether such tax is imposed on a provider of Internet access or a buyer of Internet access.” If ITFA is renewed by either the Wyden-Eshoo bill or the Carper-Alexander bill, this language likely would have a disproportionately adverse impact on the state tax revenues of Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, and Texas.