Cell phone taxes and fees reach all-time high, here are the worst states
On average north of 16% of your bill from AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile goes to taxes and fees, compared to 7.4% for other goods for taxation. This rate has climbed up three times faster than the one on other goods and services in the three year period 2007-2010, since the financial crisis hit, and now we have an all-time high percentage of taxes and fees collected with our monthly bills.
The states with the highest rate are: 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%, and 10. Texas: 17.48%
States that have the lowest wireless taxes and fee ratio are as follows: 1. Oregon: 6.86%, 2. Nevada: 7.13%, 3. Idaho: 7.25%, 4. Montana: 11.08%, 5. West Virginia: 11.28%, 6. Delaware: 11.30%, 7. Louisiana: 11.33%, 8. Virginia: 11.61%, 9. Alaska: 11.74%, 10. Connecticut: 12.01%.
via PCMag & KPAO
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