Understanding Sales Taxes Charged

Understanding Sales Taxes Charged

Can anyone explain the difference between "City District Sales Tax: and "City Sales Tax", both of which appear on my AT&T U-Verse wireless, internet, TV and U-verse Voice billings? How do they differ from "Local Sales Tax" which is listed as a separate charge?
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TraderBill wrote:
Can anyone explain the difference between "City District Sales Tax: and "City Sales Tax", both of which appear on my AT&T U-Verse wireless, internet, TV and U-verse Voice billings? How do they differ from "Local Sales Tax" which is listed as a separate charge?


not sure but that might be a better question asked of you local goverment. don;t see both of the lines on my bill, it maybe specific to your residence location

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what state ?

 


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Texas.

City = San Antonio

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Texas.

City = San Antonio



this might help - it is listed for wired but it might give you an idea

 

http://www.att.com/gen/general?pid=5943

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Wingrider, Thanks, but that billing example did not show the category I'm inquiring about. How else can I determine what the definition is of "City District Sales Tax", which only began appearing on our billing in November of last year? I understand regular city and state sales taxes, but this line item is new. On the current month's billing it equals 45% of (and in addition to) the city sales tax charge, so it is not an insignificant number. A third local tax -- "City Sales Tax - Telecom" -- also shows up on our wireless and U-Verse Voice billing, while both the regular city sales tax and the City District Sales Tax shows up on Internet, TV, Wireless and Voice. Obviously, AT&T must collect these taxes and pass them along, but it would be helpful to know how they're defined.
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Wingrider, Thanks, but that billing example did not show the category I'm inquiring about. How else can I determine what the definition is of "City District Sales Tax", which only began appearing on our billing in November of last year? I understand regular city and state sales taxes, but this line item is new. On the current month's billing it equals 45% of (and in addition to) the city sales tax charge, so it is not an insignificant number. A third local tax -- "City Sales Tax - Telecom" -- also shows up on our wireless and U-Verse Voice billing, while both the regular city sales tax and the City District Sales Tax shows up on Internet, TV, Wireless and Voice. Obviously, AT&T must collect these taxes and pass them along, but it would be helpful to know how they're defined.

I would guess contact you local tax office, a quick search brought up something about a special crime prevention plan that was / is funded with a "district charge"  and a few other things, but nothing specific. It looks like everything is local dependant there. 

 

November of last year puts it around voting time for new and improved taxes and surcharges

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Thanks for your help. I'm sure with the myriad of tax districts and tax requirements with which AT&T must comply, it's probably a full time job for a lot of folks just to keep the data current.
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Thanks for your help. I'm sure with the myriad of tax districts and tax requirements with which AT&T must comply, it's probably a full time job for a lot of folks just to keep the data current.


you are welcome, I keep expecting to get charged a tax on the tax that I had to pay another tax onSmiley Happy

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