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US Treasury Secretary John Snow said yesterday that the Bush administration has asked Congress to extend a moratorium on Internet taxation that is set to expire in November.

The request, in the form of a letter to Congress authored by Snow and Commerce Secretary Don Evans, said, in part, that ''Government must not slow the rollout or usage of Internet services by establishing administrative barriers or imposing new access taxes."

While the moratorium is only on taxation of Internet access fees, the Congress has never passes legislation that would allow states to collect Internet sales taxes.
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