Cell tax bill debated at House hearing

The Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2008 was debated yesterday at a House Judiciary Committee hearing. Supporters claim the bill's five-year ban on imposing any "new discriminatory tax" on wireless carriers will help low-income people get greater access to mobile broadband.

Detractors claim the bill will hamper local and state governments' ability to collect taxes, which will cause budget issues in the face of economic woes.

The bill is similar to a 2004 one that imposed a moratorium on Internet taxes, and supporters said it would not affect any taxes that are already on the books.  

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