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Thou shalt not tax the Internet

Congress is refining the language of a bill that would prohibit state and local government from taxing your internet access.

Until now, states that had already imposed Internet access taxes have been allowed to continue. But the high-tech gravy train is coming to a grinding halt for seven states.

Hawaii, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas and Wisconsin — have been collecting a combined $563 million yearly from Internet access, according to information gathered by the nonpartisan Congressional Research Service.

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