VoIP received a blow this past Friday in
Please see the following quotes from politicians who see why taxing VoIP is a bad idea.
Rep. Jim Sullivan, R-Larkspur, said businesses will notice if the bill fails and will be more reluctant to relocate to
"It would be a very negative message to companies – that
Rep. Mark Cloer, R-Colorado Springs, said the tax would especially hurt low-income people who can’t afford both phone service and Internet access.
The final vote showed 32 in favor of a tax exemption for VoIP, and 30 against, with three lawmakers excused. A bill needs 33 votes to pass the House.
It seems the reason this bill lost is due to the states need for revenue. It seems that politicians voting against the bill see why VoIP shouldn’t be taxed, they just don’t care. There really aren’t any strong VoIP lobbies at the moment to fight for the right of VoIP to remain tax-free in