Wednesday, December 8, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

The Path of Least Resistance

Business Week is reporting that the National Governors Association will be sponsoring a meeting in DC next week to discuss ways to simplify and make the taxation of all communications services equally, more equitable.

The article then discusses a Virginia proposal that would create a "model" for other states to follow. It states:

The Virginia agreement would replace those levies with a flat 5% tax on all telecom services -- including VoIP.

I'm going to assume this is a scrivener's error in the article, since VoIP is NOT a telecom service. But then again, as Jeff Pulver discussed yesterday, the City of Santa Monica is trying to figure out how to tax Free World Dialup.

posted by @ 3:59 PM | Communications , State Policy , VoIP