Wow, I just looked at my cell phone bill carefully:
Out of my charges with no airtime overage or roaming, the basic charges for two cell phones with taxes amount to $74.72. Out of that I am paying taxes of $24.06! Thats a whopping 32.2% in taxes! For all that, the government is busy trying to regulate my use of the cell phone?
Here are the taxes:
County Sales tax
Federal Excise Tax
Federal Univeral Service Fund
State Gross Receipts Tax
State Sales Tax
State Telecom Excise
Roaming Tax if there was roaming
and then there apparently is a tax on the original Access Charge (the basic service fee), which, if I am reading this bill correctly, seems like all the other taxes are compounded on TOP of this tax!
Question, is this correct? Are those taxes legit? What ARE they for? (I understand Sales Tax and State 911, but all the rest?) Am I out of my mind?