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Cost assessment charge on my U Verse bill

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Cost assessment charge on my U Verse bill

What is a cost assessment charge? No explanation on the bill, just appeared this month. Will I have to pay the every month?

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Re: Cost assessment charge on my U Verse bill

Is this what you mena?

Regulatory Video Cost Recovery Charge
The FCC collects annual fees from telcos and cable operators; that’s part of where the commission gets its operating budget from.

The FCC rules permit — but do not require — cable and telecom operators to recover the regulatory fees from subscribers in monthly installments. Technically speaking, AT&T, or anyone else, could pay this fee without passing it through to consumers. That said, every company whose bills we’ve broken down has passed this fee directly through to consumers.

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Message 2 of 13

Re: Cost assessment charge on my U Verse bill

This fee is to recover AT&T property taxes.  It's not a regulatory fee or tax.  The notice was on the prior month's Uverse bill.  I just checked this out too.  Stinks

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Re: Cost assessment charge on my U Verse bill

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Anonymous
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Re: Cost assessment charge on my U Verse bill

I pay my own property tax, don't want to pay theirs! Can a doctor add a propery tax to their bill for services, or a bank? Why not just raise the rates if it is part of their business? 

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Anonymous
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Just found out this was a property tax recup that you are making your customers pay for. I pay my own property tax, don't want to pay for yours too. We are being feed and taxed to death already. If it is an operating cost just raise your rates! Be honest, how are we to trust you or your intentions when you act this sneaky!

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Anonymous
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Re: Cost assessment charge on my U Verse bill

Cost assessment not fed fee



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Contributor

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AT&T rep. could not tell what it was for; blamed it on the government.    My cost assessment charge just more than doubled.   If this is for property tax then why don't i get a credit for this payment on my yearly property tax I pay to the County Tax assessors?   {edited for word filter evasion}

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Teacher

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After reading some of the comments here, I'm doubly at a loss to understand this cost.

I have an internet only connection for my business and I've had a small charge for the last several months. This month, January, the cost about tripled.

I also have an internet connection plus DirecTV at home. My bill at home doesn't show this line item cost at all.

Go Figure....

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ACE - Expert

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Cost Assessment ChargeFor landline home phone subscribers only: The Cost Assessment Charge is a per-line, per-month fee that is not a tax or charge that the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers. It is a fee to recover AT&T costs associated with supporting the administration of government programs and requirements.

 

https://www.att.com/esupport/article.html#!/u-verse-tv/KM1009532?gsi=oyTQjimk

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sorry duplicate reply.

Message 12 of 13
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Well, I only have 3 business land lines and my description states:

 

"AT&T charges you this monthly per line amount to recover its ongoing costs incurred for property taxes and supporting the administration of local number portability, a government program that enables customers to retain their telephone number when changing service providers. This fee is not a tax or charge that the government requires AT&T to collect from its customers."

 

Why is my wording different than everyone else's? My $7.83/mn fee seems a bit high. That's almost $100/yr.

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