January 22, 2008
How Much Tax Do You Pay on Your Cell Phone Bill?
Here's another one of those stupid things in life. Some states are prohibiting wireless carriers from disclosing the amount of state taxes paid on cell phone service. The net effect is hiding charges in a bill. Wireless carriers would like to do otherwise to show their fees compared to the state tax. The FCC stated that this violates federal law, but the 11th Circuit sent the issue back to the FCC to reconsider their position. The Supreme Court just turned the case down (2008 WL 169427). The lower court case is National Ass'n of State Utility Consumer Advocates v. F.C.C., 468 F.3d 1272 (11th Cir. Oct 03, 2006).
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