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2012-11-27 12:32:50

WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the bipartisan and pro-consumer advocacy group, MyWireless.org, announced they awarded Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon with the 2012 Wireless Consumer Hero Award for his commitment to wireless tax relief for American consumers and businesses. Senator Wyden is one of the original sponsors of the bipartisan 'Wireless Tax Fairness Act' (S. 543) and is working with his colleagues in the Senate to pass this legislation on behalf of American...

2012-09-20 06:36:52

WASHINGTON, Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Yesterday, the bipartisan, pro-consumer advocacy group, MyWireless.org, awarded Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren (CA-16) with the 2012 Wireless Consumer Hero Award for her commitment to wireless tax relief for American consumers and businesses. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120920/DC78195) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100915/DC65532LOGO) Congresswoman Lofgren is one of the original sponsors of the bipartisan...

2012-06-28 10:28:46

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- MyWireless.org, a national, nonpartisan wireless consumer advocacy group, expressed its support for today's action by the House Judiciary Committee, which marked up and favorably reported out of Committee the 'Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act.' This bipartisan legislation establishes a "national framework" for how the growing digital marketplace should be fairly taxed by states and localities. (Logo:...

2012-05-08 06:28:30

Results Exposed Significant Lack of Awareness of High Wireless Tax Rates NEW ORLEANS, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national survey of wireless consumers shows they are extremely satisfied with service providers, strongly believe that wireless companies are providing users with a wide range of choices of wireless devices and service plans, and are surprisingly unaware of the average rate in taxes and fees they're paying on their wireless bills. The annual Wireless...

2012-04-25 06:27:36

WASHINGTON, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National wireless consumer coalition MyWireless.org® today lauded the leadership of Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT), Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR), Olympia Snowe (R-ME) and John Thune (R-SD), after the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the implications of tax reform, and how it relates to state and local tax and fiscal policy. Pro-consumer wireless tax bills S. 543, the 'Wireless Tax...

2012-04-17 10:24:51

WASHINGTON, April 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Americans complete the annual labor of filing their federal and state income tax returns and plan appropriately for the remainder of 2012, national advocacy organization MyWireless.org® reminds the United States Congress that it can provide consumers with much-needed and deserved relief from discriminatory state and local taxes & fees on wireless service, and also against multiple tax hits on digital purchases....

2012-02-23 14:50:00

Washington Voters Oppose Adding New 6% Local Utility Tax on Wireless Services in Overwhelming Fashion New bi-partisan poll finds Washingtonians also believe they already pay too much in taxes and fees for wireless services, and they want to prevent new tax increases. OLYMPIA, Wash., Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An overwhelming majority of Washingtonians oppose their county being able to add a new 6% local utility tax on wireless services, according to the results of a...

2011-11-01 17:10:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National wireless consumer coalition MyWireless.org® commends the U.S. House of Representatives for its unanimous approval of H.R. 1002, the bipartisan Lofgren-Franks 'Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011.' Passed by a voice vote and backed by 236 co-sponsors, this pro-consumer legislation calls for a 5-year moratorium on all new, discriminatory state and local wireless taxes and fees. (Logo: <font size="2"...

2011-07-14 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National wireless consumer coalition MyWireless.org® today applauds the leadership of Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Trent Franks (R-AZ) and Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), after the House Judiciary Committee unanimously approved H.R. 1002, the overwhelmingly bipartisan "Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011." The bill now heads to the House Floor for consideration. A Senate companion bill, S. 543, from original sponsor Sens. Ron...

2011-05-23 16:51:00

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National non-profit wireless consumer advocacy coalition MyWireless.org today recognized the leadership of Chairman Howard Coble (R-NC-6), Vice-Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC-4) and Ranking Member Steve Cohen (D-TN-9), after the House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Courts, Commercial and Administrative Law hearing on recently- introduced H.R. 1860, the bipartisan "Digital Goods and Services Tax Fairness Act of 2011." This important...