Wireless Tax is Burdensome, and it’s Hurting the American Poor

February 10, 2016
Emma Ogutu

Did you take a close look at your last wireless bill? If not, chances are you haven’t seen a huge tax burden hiding right underneath your nose, and it’s hurting the people who can afford it least.

The American public is inundated with carriers promising to cut their bill in half, but wireless users might be better off lobbying their local representatives for a cellular tax break if they’d like their monthly budget to get a reprieve. Massive competition in the wireless industry is lowering bills; that much is true. The average monthly wireless bill dropped from just under $49.94 in 2008 to $46.64 in 2015, a price decrease of nearly 7 percent. But at the same time, the tax rate increased from 15.5 percent to nearly 18 percent. That’s because the national average wireless tax and fee burden is at the highest level ever.  Full Article in the INC.com.


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