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Cell Phone Tax Burdens State-by-State

If you're shocked by the taxes on your phone bill, you have good reason. Our new study, done jointly with Scott Mackey of KSE Partners, today finds the average U.S. customer pays over 18 percent in taxes and fees on their wireless bill, several times the state sales tax rates. Other key findings: Each year, consumers pay an estimated $17.2 billion in wireless taxes, fees, and government surcharges combined In just two years, the average wireless tax burden has increased by 1.
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