Government Fees and Taxes
Just opened a new line with AT&T and they sent me a "Customer Service Summary". Most of it makes sense like prorated charges and my regular monthly charges. Where I am getting lost at the State and Local Tax. Here are the charges:
Monthly Charges: $150
Prorated Charges & Credits: $19.99
Additional Charges (Activation): $40
Surcharges and Other Fees: $12.80
Government Fees and Taxes: $27.96
I live in San Francisco, CA and cannot understand why are my taxes on my wireless bill so high? Everything minus the taxes is $222.79 . To come up with the figure $27.96, I would have needed to be taxed about 12-13%. On all my receipts over living here, SF District Tax + CA State & Local Sales Tax combined is 8.75%.
So what's going on?