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Excise Taxes and Fees on Wireless Services Increase Again in 2021

Key Findings A typical American household with four cell phones on a “family share” plan, paying $100 per month for taxable wireless service, would pay nearly $300 per year in taxes, fees, and government surcharges—up from $270 in 2020. This year, wireless subscribers will pay approximately $11.3 billion in taxes, fees, and government surcharges to […]

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Wireless Tax Burden Remains High Due to Federal Surcharge Increase

Key Findings A typical American household with four phones on a “family share” plan, paying $100 per month for taxable wireless service, can expect to pay about $270 per year in taxes, fees, and surcharges—up from $260 in 2019. Nationally, these impositions make up about 22.6 percent of the average bill—the highest rate ever. Illinois […]