By Brendan Sasso - 01/30/13 10:28 PM EST
“E-commerce is thriving largely because the Internet is free from burdensome tax restrictions. Unfortunately, tax collectors see it as a new revenue source, and they must be stopped,” Ayotte said in a statement. “This legislation will provide certainty to the marketplace, helping the Internet continue to be a driving force for jobs and growth.”
Heller said the government should not penalize people for buying Internet access.
"The Internet Tax Freedom Act will ensure a longstanding federal policy that prevents the government from raising taxes and preserves the Internet as a tool for education and innovation," he said.
Ayotte and Heller are members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, which has jurisdiction over Internet policy.