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The Honorable James S. Gilmore, III
Commonwealth of Virginia


Mr. Dean F. Andal
California Board of Equalization

Mr. C. Michael Armstrong
Chairman and CEO,

Mr. Joseph H. Guttentag
Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Tax Policy
U.S. Department of the Treasury

The Honorable Paul C. Harris Sr. Delegate
Virginia House of Delegates

The Honorable Delna Jones
Washington County, Oregon

The Honorable Ron Kirk
City of Dallas

The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt
State of Utah

Mr. Gene N. Lebrun
President (1997-1999)
National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

The Honorable Gary Locke
State of Washington

Mr. Grover Norquist
Americans for Tax Reform

Mr. Robert Novick
General Counsel
U.S. Trade Representative

Mr. Richard Parsons
Time Warner, Inc.

Mr. Andrew Pincus
General Counsel
U.S. Department of Commerce

Mr. Robert Pittman
President & Chief Operating Officer
America Online

Mr. David Pottruck
President & co-Chief Executive Officer
Charles Schwab and Company

Mr. John W. Sidgmore
Vice Chairman
MCI WorldCom and Chairman UUNET

Mr. Stanley Sokul
Independent Consultant
Association for Interactive Media

Mr. Theodore Waitt
Gateway, Inc.

Press Contact:
Debbie Neville
O’Keeffe & Company, Inc.
(703) 883-9000 ext. 104
For Immediate Release
November 12, 1999

Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce
Posts Proposals on Web Site

Commission Receives Plans Addressing Internet Taxation

Arlington, Virginia — November 12, 1999 — The Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce is releasing proposals it has received on the subject of Internet taxation. The proposals are available on the Commission’s Internet Web site at

    Received in response to an invitation the Commission issued last month, interested parties submitted proposals related to state and local taxation of Internet transactions and electronic commerce. The deadline for receipt of proposals is Monday, November 15.

    The Commission is expected to ask that some proposals be formally presented at its meeting in San Francisco, December 14-15.

    Details about the Commission’s San Francisco meeting are also posted on the Web site, along with a registration form. The meeting will take place December 14, from 1 p.m. to 5:30 and December 15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Colonial Room of the Westin St. Francis Hotel, 335 Powell Street, in San Francisco.


About the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce

    Appointed by Congress in October 1998 as part of the Internet Tax Freedom Act, the 19-member Commission has been tasked with studying the impact of federal, state, local and international taxation and tariffs on transactions using the Internet and Internet access. The Commission’s recommendations are due to Congress next April. The Commission met in Williamsburg, Virginia, in June and New York City in September. Its final meeting will be March 20-21 in Dallas.

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