Heartland’s Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft and Senior Policy Analyst Matthew Glans talk about the Wireless Tax Fairness Act, which would protect wireless users from further tax hikes.
States and localities have gone after wireless users with high discriminatory taxes that average a staggering 17.1 percent across the nation.
About 90 percent of Americans have a cellphone, so they’re seeing this space increase in size, so they’re trying to tap the revenue … it’s a money-grab by states and localities.”
These taxes threaten to damage innovation in the technology sector, which has been one of the few areas of growth in the economy over the past couple years.
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