Cell phone taxes and fees reach all-time high, here are the worst states
0. phoneArena 17 Feb 2011, 04:27 posted on
Tax policy experts from KSE Partners have spent five years collecting data about federal, state and local taxes in your cell phone bill. On average north of 16% of your bill goes to taxes and fees, compared to 7.4% for other goods for taxation...
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1. kanon (Posts: 36; Member since: 09 Dec 2010)
Not much of an issue here in Idaho lol but I am moving to Seattle this summer :/
2. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)
Paperless billing+ Online payments= keeping idaho taxes!!
4. Yo (unregistered)
In the middle 30 just like Georgia and Alabama.
I cringed when I saw Nebraska's percentage. Why is it so high?!?
5. snowgator (Posts: 3346; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)
Part of me hopes that Nebraska's number is a typo. How is that legal if it is true? Being from IL, I am only shocked we are not higher- hope I State Government doesn't see this list- top 5 in tax rates won't be good enough for them. Grew up in Fort Myers FL- surprised to see them so high. Connecticut and Delaware towards the bottom also surprise me- good for them. Oregon at 6.86% while Washington is at 23% ? Look south, oh great north-westerners....
8. 123jdl (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Aug 2010)
It is typo... If it were to be that high it wouldn't surprise me.
6. greysonbotts (unregistered)
wholly crap ola
i live in Nebraska but i don't see how they are getting that 69%
7. 123jdl (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Aug 2010)
It is a typo.
States With Highest Wireless Taxes:
1. Nebraska: 23.69%
2. Washington: 23%
3. New York: 22.83%
4. Florida: 21.62%
5. Illinois: 20.90%
6 Rhode Island: 19.67%
7 Missouri: 19.28%
8 Pennsylvania: 19.13%
9 Kansas: 18.39%
10 Texas: 17.48%