Certain Taxes Threaten Consumer Access to Journalism
On the federal level, MPA supports continued treatment of advertising expenses as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Taxing advertising decreases advertising budgets, which in turn decreases purchase activity driven by advertising.
The consequences of changing the current treatment of advertising would ripple through the entire economy from media companies, advertisers, and their agencies to the multitude of industries – including manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, finance, housing, retail trade and construction – that depend on advertising to move their products and services.
Protect Access to Journalism by Rejecting Taxes on Digital Advertising
Confusing Proposals to Tax Personal Data Threaten Access to Journalism
- MPA joins coalition opposing Kentucky's digital ad tax in HB 8, March 3, 2022
- MPA submits comments with the MD Comptroller on its proposed digital advertising tax, November 8, 2021
- MPA and coalition oppose proposed Connecticut digital advertising tax, April 22, 2021
- MPA submits written testimony opposing proposed Connecticut digital advertising tax, April 20, 2021
- MPA submits letter opposing proposed West Virginia digital advertising tax, April 8, 2021
- MPA submits written testimony opposing proposed Washington personal data tax, March 23, 2021