More government theft

From Forbes:  http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/2016/10/12/can-you-pay-me-now-cell-phone-tax-rates-continue-to-increase/#ad84c32383e0

Where’s the best place to have cell service? According to the Tax Foundation, the five states with the lowest combined state and local wireless taxes and fees are:

  1. Oregon (1.8%)
  2. Nevada (2.1%)
  3. Idaho (2.3%)
  4. Montana (6.2%)
  5. Delaware (6.3%)

And the worst? The five states with the highest combined state and local wireless taxes and fees are:

  1. Washington (18.8%)
  2. Nebraska (18.7%)
  3. New York (18.0%)
  4. Illinois (17.8%)
  5. Pennsylvania (15.7%)

Some cities have been particularly hit hard when it comes to fees and taxes. Wireless service tax rates in six major U.S. cities now exceed 25%. Those cities are:

  • Chicago (36.24%)
  • Baltimore (29.84%)
  • New York (27.11%)
  • Philadelphia (26.24%)
  • Omaha (26.06%)
  • Seattle (25.94%)

Don’t expect those numbers to change any time soon. According to the Tax Foundation, state and local governments find the wireless phone industry (and its customers) attractive target for raising new revenues. That’s especially true as consumers become more reliant on cell service for regular communication.

The good news is you don’t live in Chicago!

Unfortunately, you are still in Illinois.  Figure out what Limited Government means yet?

(Thanks to a reader for the tip!)

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Comments

  1. Cavewoman says:

    Taxpayers are paying for those late-model Obama phones and services!

    Like

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