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Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:55 AM

Government Fees and Taxes

Hey everyone! 


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? 



Former Employee


4.9K Messages

6 years ago

Hello, super_pj!


Thanks for posting. We would be happy to review your bill and explain the charges in detail, so please click here to send us a private message with your contact information and the best time to reach you.

You can expect a reply within two business days, so keep an eye on the little blue envelope icon in the top right corner of your screen. In the meantime, feel free to message me with any other questions or concerns.






124 Messages

6 years ago

Because the combined Federal/State/Local tax rate for wireless is 15.66% for your state. It's of course different for every state and it's always different than normal sales tax.


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