1. ragna120k's Avatar
    Hi,
    I searched this forum and I assessed that most of the users who are in california pay more government fees than someone outside of california. But mine is totally different. I'm in arizona right now and I'm paying $10.86. However, on this site, it says that california has the higher state tax..Is there a way to get these taxes back?? Could the users in Cali / Arizona verify this please? I called the customer rep and she wasn't helpful at all...

    NOTE: The higher the Cell phone tax rank the better. In this case, Nevada with rank 51 gives you the lowest cell phone taxes whereas New York with Rank 1 charges the highest cell phone taxes in the country.

    1. Alabama 7.45%, Total cell phone tax 12.93%, Rank: 32

    2. Alaska 4.05%, Total Cell phone tax 9.53%, Rank: 47

    3. Arizona: 11.06%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.54%, Rank: 14

    4. Arkansas: 10.21%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.69%, Rank: 19

    5. California: 13.18%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 18.66, Rank: 9

    6. Colorado: 9.37%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 14.85%, Rank: 23
    7. Connecticut: 6.41%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.89%, Rank: 39
    8. Delaware: 5.49%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 10.97%, Rank: 44

    9. Washingon DC: 12.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 18.05%, Rank: 10

    10. Florida: 16.12%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.60%, Rank: 2

    11. Georgia: 7.64%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.12%, Rank: 29

    12. Hawaii: 6.14%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.62%, Rank: 40

    13. Idaho: 2.23%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 7.71%, Rank: 49

    14. Illinois: 15.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.05%, Rank: 4

    15. Indiana: 9.62%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.10%, Rank: 21

    16. Iowa: 6.53%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.01%, Rank: 36

    17. Kansas: 10.32%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.80%, Rank: 17

    18. Kentucky: 9.98%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.46%, Rank: 20

    19. Louisiana: 4.39% , Total Cell Phone Tax: 9.87%, Rank: 46

    20. Maine:6.53%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.01%, Rank: 37

    21. Maryland:7.07%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.55%, Rank: 34

    22. Massachusetts:5.63%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.11%, Rank: 42

    23. Michigan: 7.07%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.55%, Rank: 35

    24. Minnesota: 8.10, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.58%, Rank: 25

    25. Mississippi: 9.07%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 14.55%, Rank: 24

    26. Missouri: 11.12%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.60%, Rank:13

    27. Montana: 4.99%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 10.47%, Rank:45

    28. Nebraska: 15.13%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 20.61%, Rank:5

    29. Nevada: 1.14%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 6.62%, Rank:51

    30. New Hampshire: 7.87%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.35%, Rank: 26

    31. New Jersey: 6.00%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.48%, Rank: 41

    32. New Mexico: 7.63% , Total Cell Phone Tax:13.11 %, Rank: 30

    33. New York: 16.23%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.71%, Rank: 1

    34. North Carolina: 7.65%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.13%, Rank: 28

    35. North Dakota: 10.94% , Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.42%, Rank: 15

    36. Ohio: 7.63%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.11%, Rank: 31

    37. Oklahoma: 9.58%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.06%, Rank: 22

    38. Oregon: 2.27%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 7.75%, Rank: 48

    39. Pennsylvania: 13.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 19.05%, Rank: 8

    40. Rhode Island: 14.07% , Total Cell Phone Tax: 19.55%, Rank: 7

    41. South Carolina: 6.50%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.98%, Rank: 38

    42. South Dakota: 12.01, Total Cell Phone Tax: 17.49%, Rank: 11

    43. Tennessee: 11.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 17.05%, Rank: 12

    44. Texas: 14.19%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 19.67%, Rank: 6

    45. Utah: 10.25%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.73%, Rank: 18

    46. Vermont: 7.27%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.75%, Rank: 33

    47. Virginia: 7.75%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.23%, Rank: 27

    48. Washington: 16.04%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.52%, Rank: 3

    49. West Virginia: 1.94%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 7.42%, Rank: 50

    50. Wisconsin: 5.55%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.03%, Rank: 43

    51. Wyoming: 10.67, Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.15%, Rank: 16

    7. Rhode Island 14.07%, Total cell phone tax 19.55%

    My California fees:

    Fed Universal Service Charge
    $1.27
    Regulatory Charge
    $0.13
    Administrative Charge
    $0.83
    CA State P.U.C. Fee
    $0.07
    Total
    $2.30
    Taxes, Governmental Surcharges & Fees
    Includes sales, excise and other taxes and governmental surcharges and fees that we are required by law to bill customers.
    CA State 911 Fee
    $0.26
    CA State High Cost Fund (B)
    $0.18
    CA Teleconnect Fund Surchg
    $0.03
    CA State High Cost Fund (A)
    $0.04
    Lifeline Surcharge - CA
    $0.46
    CA Relay Srvc/Comm Device Fund
    $0.08
    Total
    $1.05

    My Arizona fees


    Fed Universal Service Charge
    $1.61
    Regulatory Charge
    $0.16
    Administrative Charge
    $0.83
    AZ State 911 Fee
    $0.20
    Glendale Tran Priv Sur on Tel
    $3.73
    Maricopa Cnty Trn Priv Sur Tel
    $0.48
    AZ Trans Priv Sur on Tele
    $3.85
    Total
    $10.86
    10-25-11 12:38 AM
  2. Accidental Post's Avatar
    This is why thoses taxes appear:

    Lifeline Cell Phone Service Provider | Assurance Wireless and more like them. Because evidently everybody deserves a cell phone....
    10-25-11 12:11 PM
  3. JJGeneral1's Avatar
    your california (a richer state, per captia) is number 9 and arizona at number 14 are lower than mine in pennsylvania as number 8. And you're complaining?
    10-25-11 05:00 PM
  4. papped's Avatar
    CA also charges you tax on the full retail pricing for the handset regardless of what you paid for it (ie, if a phone cost $0.01, tax is based on MSRP $499 or whatever)...
    10-25-11 05:28 PM
  5. CharlesH's Avatar
    CA also charges you tax on the full retail pricing for the handset regardless of what you paid for it (ie, if a phone cost $0.01, tax is based on MSRP $499 or whatever)...
    California tax authorities have ruled that when buying a phone bundled with a service contract, that you are effectively paying full price for the phone, paying part up front, and the rest out of the monthly fees over the term of the contract. Thus, sales tax is due on the full non-contract price of the phone. We pay a lot one-time for the sales tax on the phone, but the monthly state taxes are quite low (like $1.05, as noted in a previous post).
    Last edited by CharlesH; 10-25-11 at 05:46 PM.
    10-25-11 05:37 PM
  6. ragna120k's Avatar
    your california (a richer state, per captia) is number 9 and arizona at number 14 are lower than mine in pennsylvania as number 8. And you're complaining?

    Let's see your fees?

    I'm complaining because I was getting charged less in California than in Arizona. Besides, why can't I raise this matter?
    10-26-11 01:08 AM
  7. Super_Mario's Avatar
    Let's see your fees?

    I'm complaining because I was getting charged less in California than in Arizona. Besides, why can't I raise this matter?
    JJGeneral is a ****** and you shouldn't take offense to what it has to say.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    ragna120k likes this.
    10-26-11 10:19 AM
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