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Thursday, June 24, 2004

Florida to Tax Home Networks?

As a Florida resident, I’d like to know exactly what the hell this means. [Wired News]

» Posted by ALBj at 11:43 PM (ET)
Category: News


Don’t count on it. This type of law has tried to infect the Internet for many years. There’s always such an outcry and threat of backlash that not a single one has ever survived that I’m aware of. You may want to write a letter to your government, but chances are it will get repealed before your ink even dries.

» Posted by Queue
June 25, 2004 09:54 AM

This sounds like the State making sure they tax the last mile out of communications services, ie, work done inside homes and businesses. They want to tax from one end of the wire to the other, and all the way in between.

What it could mean is if you ever have someone work on a network or telephone system/device/wiring inside your home, the state will get to add tax to the service charge. I doubt they will ever ask people at home to figure out how to tax themselves for work they do on their own communication equipment.

Now that the House failed to vote on delaying the bill, the Department of Revenue has to figure out what to do with the new law until the next session. Hopefully, Gov. Bush will put a stop to any new rules they have to create.

» Posted by Jeff Krause
June 25, 2004 04:50 PM

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