House Passes the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

Today the House passed H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (“ITFA) on a voice vote. Since its initial enactment in 1998, the Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) has been extended three times and is now set to expire on November 1, 2014. The ITFA bans federal, state and local governments from taxing Internet…

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TechAmerica Applauds Supreme Court’s Narrow Focus in ABC vs. Aereo

This week, the Supreme Court released its long-awaited Aereo decision, and held that Aereo was acting in violation of the Copyright Act. Aereo provides live streaming video content to its subscribers by retransmitting broadcast content without paying statutorily mandated retransmission fees. Although the case centered on the mechanism by which Aereo transmits content, cloud computing providers…

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House Legislation Would Make Sec. 179 Small Business Expensing Permanent

This week, the House voted by 272 – 144 to permanently extend the section 179 – small business expensing provision – at the $500,000 level. Currently, the limitation for 2014, without further legislation, is set at $25,000, as compared to $200,000 in tax years 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013.  H.R.4457, “America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act…

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Rep. Dave Reichert Selected for the TechAmerica Congressional Tech Leader Award

Washington, D.C., June 10, 2014 – TechAmerica, the public sector and public advocacy department of CompTIA, will present Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) with its 2014 TechAmerica Congressional Tech Leader Award. The TechAmerica Congressional Tech Leader Award recognizes select legislators for their overall commitment to promoting technology-friendly policy. Each recipient has shown great dedication to strengthen…

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  • What Do Legally Blonde 2, Cloud Computing, and the Federal Government All Have in Common?

    Did you read about President Obama’s visit last week to LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, CA, to promote his “Putting America Back to Work” agenda? Meanwhile, over at Facebook in Palo Alto, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) also held a town…