Federalism and the Internet Tax: A Conflict of Two Conservative Principles?
Recorded on February 12, 2004
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In November, the federal moratorium on state taxation of Internet
access expired, allowing state and local governments - for the
first time since 1998 - to tax Internet service. Supporters of such
taxation argue that it is an important and legitimate means for
states to balance their precarious budgets, and that the federal
government should not interfere. Others say the moratorium should
be re-imposed - arguing that the Internet is an inherent, and
critical, part of Interstate economy, and its growth should not be
impeded by state tax collectors. Please join us for what promises
to be a provocative and informative debate on this issue, featuring
two leading figures in the controversy: Senator Lamar Alexander of
Tennessee and Senator George Allen of Virginia.