Following the enactment by several states this year of online sales taxes, a bill has been introduced to establish one at the federal level.
The battle over Internet sales taxes is about to go national. A U.S. Senator has introduced a bill that would set a framework for requiring online sales taxes.
A U.S. Senate committee this week heard testimony on the digital-TV transition from a pair of government officials, in which the officials defended the progress of their DTV education efforts from tough questioning by senators. According to the account in The Wall Street Journal, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin and acting NTIA head Meredith Baker appeared before the Senate Commerce Committee Tuesday, where they told the senators that education efforts on “underway,” and that government agencies are coordinating to ensure a smooth transition. Some Senators, however, led by Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Bryon Dorgan (D-N.D.) expressed concern that the agencies