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DMA Lauds Senate for Further Extension of Internet Tax Moratorium to 2014
DMA Continues to Push for Permanent Moratorium, But Encouraged by
Senate Action Just Days Before Looming Deadline
Washington, DC, October 26, 2007 — The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) today commended Members of the Senate for passing a seven-year extension in advance of the Internet Tax Moratorium’s November 1, 2007, expiration date.
Commenting on the Senate’s Thursday evening vote, DMA Executive Vice President for Government Affairs and Corporate Responsibility
“This considerable extension wouldn’t have been possible without the bipartisan negotiations of both Senators Tom Carper (D-DE) and John Sununu (R-NH),”
The Internet Tax Moratorium has been extended twice since its adoption in 1998. The moratorium prevents states and localities from imposing taxes on Internet service. If the Senate’s Thursday action is accepted by the House, the current moratorium would remain in effect until 2014.
Various forms of legislation seeking to extend the moratorium or make it permanent have received wide-spread, bipartisan support from members of both chambers of Congress as well as from the Bush Administration.
“As this legislation moves through the final stages of the legislative process on Capitol Hill, DMA will maintain its position in support of a permanent prohibition on taxing access to the Internet,” said
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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