TAG Capitol Update: August 2014

August 2014

      

 TAG CAPITOL UPDATE          Technology: Where Georgia Leads


2014 Georgia Primary Runoff Election Results 

 

Approximately 6% (600,000) of Georgia's population cast ballets during the July 22 runoff election. Several of the races were close, with only a few hundred vote difference for the Republican Superintendent Candidate, a recount is likely to occur. TAG congratulates all winners and wishes the best of luck in the general election. 

 

  

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Georgia Letter Ruling on Sales & Use Tax for Computer Software

 

The purpose of this letter is to inform the application of Georgia sales and use tax to transactions involving software, software enhancements, and cloud subscription services. 

 

  

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Contribute To TAG PAC

 

TAG PAC, the state level political action committee, is the vehicle for technology leaders to financially support state level candidacies of men and women who understand and support issues important to the technology industry.

 

  

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TechAmerica Outlines Tech Industry Policy Priorities to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy

 

In August, Current Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy will take over as the House Majority Leader. As the leading voice on Capitol Hill for the tech industry, TechAmerica congratulates McCarthy on his election and sent him a letter outlining the tech industry policy priorities. The letter highlighted the importance of taxes, regulatory, and trade policies; as well as broadband competition and immigration reform.  

 

  

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Support the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

 

On behalf of TechAmerica and TAG, we urge the Senate to pass H.R. 3086, the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA). The Act has been extended three times and is now set to expire on November 1, 2014. The ITFA bans federal, state, and local governments from both taxing Internet access charges and online electronic transations. 

 

  

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In This Issue

State:

2014 Georgia Primary Runoff Election Results

Georgia Letter Ruling on Sales & Use Tax for Computer Software

Contribute to TAG PAC
    


Federal:

TechAmerica Outlines Tech Industry Policy Priorities to House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy 

Support the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act

 

Important Events

Town Hall Meetings:

Middle Georgia
September 11, 2014
Savannah
September 19, 2014
Columbus
October 1, 2014
Augusta
October 8, 2014
Athens
October 14, 2014

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TAG Legislative Roundtable
November 12, 2014
GTRI - Auditorium
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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TAG High-Tech Day

February 25, 2015
State Capitol - Empire Room
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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TAG Capitol Contacts


Tino Mantella

President & CEO
Tino@tagonline.org
(404) 920 - 2027


Heather Miner
Senior Director of Government Relations & Statewide
Heather@tagonline.org
(404) 920 - 2022


Joseph Santoro
Associate Director of External Affairs
Joseph@tagonline.org
(404) 526 - 6049

 

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