Knoxville News Sentinel - The United States has a complex and outdated tax system, along with excessive tax rates. More than 10,000 state and local jurisdictions across the nation tax communication services, and a permanent extension of the moratorium would prevent this burden from getting even more difficult for consumers to bear. Americans are already socked with a 17 percent average rate on telephone and voice, and 12 percent on cable and video, versus an average general sales tax rate of 7 percent. PITFA can keep this onerous tax load from spreading to the Internet.
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