highest in the U.S.
combined wireless tax rate
Comparative Tax Rate – Wireless vs. Other Goods (%)
Wireless taxes and fees are nearly triple the sales tax for other goods and services.
Why so much?
|Tax / Charge||Tax %|
|State sales tax||4.23%|
|Local sales taxes||3.85%|
|Local business license tax||6.50%|
|Universal Service Fund (Federal)||5.60%|
|TOTAL TRANSACTION TAX||20.18%|
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Sources:Methodology: Committee on State Taxation, 50-State Study and Report on Telecommunications Taxation,
May 2005. Updated July 2013 by Scott Mackey, KSE Partners LLP, using state statutes and regulations.
Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU): $48.73 per Cellular Telephone and Internet Association, June 2012.