Michigan

37th

highest in the U.S.

13.91%
combined wireless tax rate

Comparative Tax Rate – Wireless vs. Other Goods (%)

Wireless taxes and fees are more than double the sales tax for other goods and services.

Why so much?

Tax / ChargeTax %
State sales tax6.00%
State wireless 9110.39%
County wireless 9111.35%
Intrastate switched toll restructuring assessment0.34%
Universal Service Fund (Federal)5.82%
TOTAL TRANSACTION TAX13.91%
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Sources:  Methodology from COST, “50-State Study and Report on Telecommunications Taxation,” May 2005.  Updated July 2014 using state statutes, FCC data, and local ordinances.

Average Revenue Per Unit (ARPU):  $48.79 per Cellular Telephone and Internet Association, July 2014.