Nearing a Tax-Free Internet

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Connections to the Internet would remain tax-free under a bill the House passed Wednesday. The legislation, passed with bipartisan support, makes permanent a ban on taxing Internet connections. A temporary ban on the taxes, first enacted in 1998, runs out on Nov. 1.

New language clarifies that all types of Internet access ranging from dial-up connections and high-speed DSL to cable modems cannot be taxed.

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