IRS Concedes Defeat on Long-Distance Telephone Tax (PDF-92kb)
IRS Concedes Defeat on Long-Distance Telephone Tax Author: James M. Grosser
In a victory for common sense, the Internal Revenue Service announced in Notice 2006-50 (May 25, 2006) that it will no longer enforce the communications services tax on long-distance calling services and certain other telephone communications services. The Internal Revenue Service reached this decision after its position regarding the application of the communications services tax to modern long-distance calling services was rejected by five separate U.S. Courts of Appeals.
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