Announcements

For the latest on our response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), click here.

Contributor

 • 

1 Message

Sun, Sep 9, 2018 8:05 PM

New monthly taxes when I got a new phone

About my cell phone plan- I got a new phone and now I see a new $29.21 charge in my bill- state and localtaxes. The sales person said our monthly would go down a little (because we’re buying a cheaper phone). Anyone know about this?

Responses

Accepted Solution

Official Solution

sandblaster

ACE - Expert

 • 

36.1K Messages

2 years ago

When you buy a new phone on a Next plan, you pay sales tax for the full price of the phone. That is a one time charge. The monthly payment for the phone has no taxes.

Award for Community Excellence 2019 Achiever*
*I am not an AT&T employee, and the views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.
lizdance40

ACE - Sage

 • 

72.3K Messages

2 years ago

Your first bill would include the upgrade fee of $30.  And installments.    There would not be a change in taxes related to your purchase. 

🐾 I don’t work for AT&T. My replies are based on experience and reading content available on the website. If you posted personal information, please edit and remove.

“Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part” 🆘 Dont expect normal any time soon.

Award for Community Excellence 2019 Achiever*
*I am not an AT&T employee, and the views and opinions expressed on this forum are purely my own. Any product claim, statistic, quote, or other representation about a product or service should be verified with the manufacturer, provider, or party.

Contributor

 • 

2 Messages

a year ago

I wish that were correct.  I paid full sales tax on purchase, PLUS now being sales taxed on my NEXT installment (this is my first bill reflecting our new phones).  I.e. being taxed double.  Not happy with the prospect of paying double sales tax.

AT&T TV – All Your Entertainment In One Spot.  Learn more…