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  • The Us House of Representatives has approved a four-year ban on Internet access taxes as well as “prohibiting States and localities from imposing multiple and discriminatory taxes on electronic commerce,” according to a statement released by House Judiciary Committee Chairman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-Wis.).

    The US Senate already has approved the legislation, which now goes to the White House for President Bush’s expected signature.

    This four-year extension actually is retroactive to November 1, 2003 and will expire on November 1, 2007.

    Sensenbrenner noted that the legislation does not exempt Internet retailers from collecting and remitting sales taxes to the States.

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