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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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posted on 17 Feb 2011, 04:32

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 :/

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 08:10

2. chack_fu (Posts: 46; Member since: 19 Jan 2009)


Paperless billing+ Online payments= keeping idaho taxes!!

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:06

3. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


wheres California????

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:14

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?!?

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:42

5. snowgator (Posts: 3289; 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....

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:54

8. 123jdl (Posts: 13; Member since: 06 Aug 2010)


It is typo... If it were to be that high it wouldn't surprise me.

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:44

6. greysonbotts (unregistered)


wholly crap ola
i live in Nebraska but i don't see how they are getting that 69%

posted on 17 Feb 2011, 09:53

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%

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