there's a bill (HF2006) in the house now that deals with taxes collected by
providers of online services. i'm not sure if i understand this correctly,
but it seems by the language here that customers must file for a refund by
march 1 rather than rely upon mediacom's action.
anybody else got an interpretation on this?
This bill provides that if a retailer failed to collect
state sales and use taxes and any local sales and services
taxes from purchasers of the retailer's access to on-line
computer services because of written advice from the
department of revenue and finance and had these taxes abated,
then such taxes shall not be collected from the purchaser.
The bill also provides that if these taxes were paid then
the taxes, with any penalty or interest paid, shall be
refunded to the purchaser if a claim for refund is filed by
March 1, 2002.
The bill takes effect upon enactment and applies to taxes
that were due from charges paid for access to on-line computer
services on or after January 1, 1996.