CCIA Welcomes USTR Conclusion that French Digital Tax Discriminates Against U.S. Tech

Washington — The United States Trade Representative announced the findings of the first stage of its investigation into France’s Digital Services Tax under Section 301 of the Trade Act. The report concludes that the DST “discriminates against U.S. companies, is inconsistent with prevailing principles of international tax policy, and is unusually burdensome for affected U.S.…

USTR Announces Plans To Issue Report On French Digital Tax Next Week

Washington — The United States Trade Representative issued an update Wednesday on its Section 301 investigation into the French digital tax, saying the report would be issued Monday. This follows a reported 90 day pause between U.S. and French officials reached alongside the G7 Summit earlier this year.  The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed…

Industry Raises Concerns with Canadian Digital Tax Plans

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association joined 14 other associations in sending a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative expressing concerns with Canada’s announced plans to pursue a digital services tax.  U.S. officials should discourage Canada from pursuing a unilateral digital tax, and instead continue to work within ongoing multilateral discussions regarding necessary…

CCIA Applauds Bipartisan Congressional Letter On USMCA

Washington — A group of 126 members of Congress, has sent a letter to United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer expressing concern with a provision in the implementation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). The letter, organized by Congressman David Schweikert, Ariz.-06), Congressman Ron Kind, Wis.-03, Congressman Earl Blumenauer, Ore-03, and Congressman Vern Buchanan, Fla-13,…

CCIA Identifies Trade Barriers For Internet and Technology Services to USTR

Washington — U.S. Internet and technology services are facing rising trade barriers around the world this part year from long-standing allies. The Computer & Communications Industry Association offered USTR examples of these new pressing digital trade barriers as part of trade officials’ annual request for comments. USTR will issue its National Trade Estimates (NTE) report…

Independent Review Finds IRS Free File Program is Working, Successfully Serves Tens of Millions of Taxpayers

Washington — For over 15 years, CCIA has supported a public-private partnership between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and tax preparation software companies to provide free tax software to lower- and moderate-income taxpayers. We have sponsored hundreds of local events, in partnership with local non-profit groups, to make sure taxpayers know they do not have…