Digital goods are part of our daily lives. Congress must act to prevent digital goods from being subjected to multiple and discriminatory taxes.
We buy digital goods on our cellphones all the time—like apps, music and ringtones, movies, TV episodes, e-books and video games. Digital goods have become increasingly important to our daily lives, but at the state level they are all taxed differently depending on inconsistent tax code and varying product definitions.
A patchwork of tax code across the country could mean paying taxes two, three or even more times for the same product. This type of system is unacceptable as it unfairly and inequitably levies excessive or duplicative taxes, taking money directly out of our pockets.
Before you know it, you could be triple-taxed on a single digital product.