02-10-2012 4:21 AM
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02-10-2012 7:11 AM
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
02-10-2012 7:27 AM
what state ?
02-10-2012 9:33 AM
02-10-2012 10:08 AM
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
02-10-2012 10:39 AM
02-10-2012 1:56 PM
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 on