State of Taxation

Rockwell, Mark
January 2006
Wireless Week;1/15/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 2, p11
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the taxation rules for the cellular telephone services industry in the U.S. The industry has been complaining that wireless services are being taxed similar to sin taxes placed on alcohol and tobacco. Despite the improvement of the economy and the promise of Congress to eliminate Federal Excise Tax, state governments continue to tax wireless services due to the rise in health care, pension and other costs. The reauthorization of the Telecommunications Act allows both state governments and providers to be involved in telecommunication taxation. INSET: Federal Excise Tax Could Face Death.


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