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Again, why? I don't mean to put down your threads, but what is the purpose of this one? Taxes vary greatly from city to city. Why is posting them useful?

 

I just want an idea on how much wireless providers charge in different areas. Some wireless companies charges more than others. Do you think wireless taxes are unfair in some areas?

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I just want an idea on how much wireless providers charge in different areas. Some wireless companies charges more than others. Do you think wireless taxes are unfair in some areas?

 

If that's the case, anecdotal posts will not prove anything. How about you get some bills from your friends with the major carriers in the same taxing locale and compare them? That would be provide you with a much more accurate answer.

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If that's the case, anecdotal posts will not prove anything. How about you get some bills from your friends with the major carriers in the same taxing locale and compare them? That would be provide you with a much more accurate answer.

 

Well how much are you paying for wireless taxes? I noticed you live in the State of Texas like me and about 300 miles away. What is your tax rate? State should be the same of course.

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Is this what you wanted?

 

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $0.67

State-State Cost Recovery Fee $0.21

Texas State-Univ Serv Assessment $0.50

Administrative Charge $1.50

Regulatory Charge $0.40

 

Texas State-911 Tax $0.50

Texas State-Sales Tax $1.43

Fort Worth City-District Tax $0.12

Fort Worth City-Sales Tax $0.22

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How come wireless companies like AT&T and T-Mobile does not charge the Administrative Charge, but they do charge the Regulatory Charge when Sprint and Verizon charges for both?

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How come wireless companies like AT&T and T-Mobile does not charge the Administrative Charge, but they do charge the Regulatory Charge when Sprint and Verizon charges for both?

The administrative charge is a corporate processing fee not a tax... $1.50 per line for Sprint. Verizon charges $0.99 per line, but VZW's regulatory charge is only $0.16 per line. The regulatory charge is a fee related to handling FCC paperwork and governmental tax filings.

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OK...I will contribute to this little charade...

 

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD

$3.14

New Mexico State-Gross Receipts Tax

$0.73

New Mexico State-Tele Sales Surcharge

$8.42

New Mexico State-Univ Serv Assessment

$1.80

Rio Arriba County-Tele Sales Surcharge

$2.29

Administrative Charge

$6.00

Regulatory Charge

$1.80

New Mexico State-911 Tax

$1.53

New Mexico State-TRS Charge

$0.26

TOTAL FEES & TAXES

$25.97

 

Taxes in New Mexico are ridiculous. It's what happens when you let one party dominate both chambers forever.

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OK...I will contribute to this little charade...

 

 

 

Taxes in New Mexico are ridiculous. It's what happens when you let one party dominate both chambers forever.

 

WTF! $27/mo in fees/taxes alone! What's ur regular bill without them?

 

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Can an Administrative Charge be used for funding projects like Network Vision?

 

They can be used for whatever the carrier wants.

 

OK...I will contribute to this little charade...

 

Texas is #10 in wireless taxes . New Mexico is #21

 

Check out http://www.mywireless.org/state-issues/state-tax-rankings/.

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OK...I will contribute to this little charade...

 

 

 

Taxes in New Mexico are ridiculous. It's what happens when you let one party dominate both chambers forever.

 

Man, that's horrible for taxes. In Pahrump I only pay $6.08 for 2 lines.

 

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD ............................................................. $2.17

Nevada State-Hearing Impaired Fee ........................................................... $0.06

Nevada State-Univ Serv Assessment ........................................................... $0.05

Administrative Charge ................................................................................ $3.00

Regulatory Charge ...................................................................................... $0.80

Total $6.08

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Man, that's horrible for taxes. In Pahrump I only pay $6.08 for 2 lines.

 

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD ............................................................. $2.17

Nevada State-Hearing Impaired Fee ........................................................... $0.06

Nevada State-Univ Serv Assessment ........................................................... $0.05

Administrative Charge ................................................................................ $3.00

Regulatory Charge ...................................................................................... $0.80

Total $6.08

 

Nevada #50.

 

State and Local Wireless Tax Rate:

Nevada 2.08%

New Mexico 10.52%

Texas 12.43%

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Government Fees & Taxes

$3.60 New York State-911 tax

$7.43 New York State-Sales Tax

$0.90 Queens County-911 Tax

$9.07 Queens-County-Sales Tax

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$21.00

 

Sprint Surcharges

$4.89 Federal-Univ Serv Assets Non-LD

$0.61 New York State-Gross Receipts Recovery

$4.72 New York State-Telecomm Excise Recovery

$0.96 Queens County-MCTD Excise Surcharge

$0.23 Queens County-MCTD Gross Receipts Fee

$3.74 Queens County-Telecomm Excise Recovery

$6.00 Administrative Charge

$1.60 Regulatory Charge

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$22.75

 

$43.75 Total in Fees (4 devices)

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They can be used for whatever the carrier wants.

 

 

 

Texas is #10 in wireless taxes . New Mexico is #21

 

Check out http://www.mywireless.org/state-issues/state-tax-rankings/.

 

Crap I'm #26! Dangit, though guess much better off than some of you guys...

 

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Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD$2.93

Arizona State-911 Surcharge$0.60

Arizona State-Tele Sales Surcharge$5.15

Maricopa County-Tele Sales Surcharge$0.53

Phoenix City-Tele Sales Surcharge$3.65

Administrative Charge$4.50

Regulatory Charge$1.20

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$18.56

 

Arizona State-Other taxes/fees$0.03

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$0.03

 

This is for 3 lines.. so, about 6 bucks and change per line.

 

Total bill for all 3 lines with taxes/fees and insurance is $181.

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Government Fees & Taxes $17.07

Sprint Surcharges $17.67

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TOTAL $34.74

 

 

THIS IS FOR 5 LINES

 

 

 

 

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $3.95

Kansas State-Univ Serv Assessment $4.22

Administrative Charge $7.50

Regulatory Charge $2.00

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$17.67

 

PLUS

 

 

Kansas State-911 Tax $2.65

Kansas State-Sales Tax $10.92

Mcpherson County-Sales Tax $1.75

Mcpherson City-Sales Tax $1.75

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$17.07

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Mar 4, 2014 Bill:  Government Taxes & Fees
Taxes and fees imposed directly on customers, which Sprint collects on the government's behalf.
Illinois State-911 Tax ....................... $2.92
Winnebago County-If Appl & State Excise Tax .. $6.94
$9.86

Apr 4, 2014 Bill:  Government Taxes & Fees
Taxes and fees imposed directly on customers, which Sprint collects on the government's behalf.
Illinois State-911 Tax .................... $2.92
Rockford City-If Appl & State Excise Tax .. $12.90 (85.88% increase from Mar to Apr bill.)
$15.82

2014 Apr 8 Comment:  Resulting cost increase is $5.96 from Mar to Apr bill.

Our County Treasurer confirmed, today, that we now live and have lived since before getting
Sprint Cell Phone Service, in Winnebago County, not in the City of Rockford.

Sprint Customer Service can not explain why bill item, 'Winnebago County-If Appl & State Excise Tax'
was changed to 'Rockford City-If Appl & State Excise Tax' and charge for this item increased by 85.88%
from our March to our April bill.

33.5% of our Basic (not Smart Phone) Phone 4 line Service Plan cost of $87.17 was added for Surcharges,
Taxes and Fees.  15.1% for Sprint Surcharges and 18.4% for Government Taxes and Fees.

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