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DMA Lauds House for Passage of Internet Tax Moratorium Extension
DMA Prefers Making Moratorium Permanent, But Encouraged by
House Action in Advance of Looming Deadline
Washington, DC, October 16, 2007 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today commended members of the US House of Representatives for passing H.R. 3678, the Internet Tax Freedom Amendment Act of 2007 in advance of the Internet Tax Moratorium’s November 1, 2007, expiration date. H.R. 3678 extends the Internet Tax Moratorium another four years to 2011.
“While DMA continues to advocate for a permanent ban on taxing access to the Internet, the House’s vote today to extend the Internet Tax Moratorium has sent a clear message to the American public,” said
Sponsored by Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee John Conyers (D-MI), H.R. 3678 would extend the Internet Tax Moratorium for four years, until 2011, rather than make it permanent. Various forms of legislation seeking to extend the moratorium or make it permanent have received widespread, bipartisan support from members of both chambers of Congress as well as from the Bush Administration.
“We are thankful for the extension,”
About Direct Marketing Association (DMA)
The Direct Marketing Association (www.the-dma.org) is the leading global trade association of businesses and nonprofit organizations using and supporting multichannel direct marketing tools and techniques. DMA advocates standards for responsible marketing, promotes relevance as the key to reaching consumers with desirable offers, and provides cutting-edge research, education, and networking opportunities to improve results throughout the end-to-end direct marketing process. Founded in 1917, DMA today represents nearly 3,600 companies from dozens of vertical industries in the
In 2007, marketers — commercial and nonprofit — are forecast to spend $173.2 billion on direct marketing in the
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