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Am I the only one paying 21 bucks to Sprint for Taxes a month?

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Never really went through my bill but I have been paying 21 bucks or so a month every month for taxes. I thought it used to be under 10 bucks like the Cable taxes are but apparently not.Anyone else paying this, I live in NY

Sprint Surcharges $10.57Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of ChargesSprint Surcharges are rates we choose to collect from you to help defray costs imposed on us. Surcharges are not taxes on you or amounts we are required to collect from you by law. Surcharges other charges incurred to recover costs associated with governmental programs, and certain taxes imposed upon Sprint. The amounts, and the components used to calculate Surcharge amounts, are subject to change. Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $2.03 New York State-Gross Receipts Recovery $0.24 New York State-Telecomm Excise Recovery $2.03 Kings County-MCTD Excise Surcharge $0.40 Kings County-MCTD Gross Receipts Fee $0.10 Kings County-Telecomm Excise Recovery $1.60 Administrative Charge $2.97 Regulatory Charge $1.20 -------------- $10.57Government Fees & Taxes $10.50Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of ChargesTaxes and fees Sprint is required to collect from customers on behalf of the government. New York State-911 Tax $3.60 New York State-Sales Tax $2.71 Kings County-911 Tax $0.90 Kings City-Sales Tax $3.29 -------------- $10.50

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I have Verizon in NY and pay about $10 in taxes

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Never really went through my bill but I have been paying 21 bucks or so a month every month for taxes. I thought it used to be under 10 bucks like the Cable taxes are but apparently not.Anyone else paying this, I live in NY

Sprint Surcharges $10.57Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of ChargesSprint Surcharges are rates we choose to collect from you to help defray costs imposed on us. Surcharges are not taxes on you or amounts we are required to collect from you by law. Surcharges other charges incurred to recover costs associated with governmental programs, and certain taxes imposed upon Sprint. The amounts, and the components used to calculate Surcharge amounts, are subject to change. Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $2.03 New York State-Gross Receipts Recovery $0.24 New York State-Telecomm Excise Recovery $2.03 Kings County-MCTD Excise Surcharge $0.40 Kings County-MCTD Gross Receipts Fee $0.10 Kings County-Telecomm Excise Recovery $1.60 Administrative Charge $2.97 Regulatory Charge $1.20 -------------- $10.57Government Fees & Taxes $10.50Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of ChargesTaxes and fees Sprint is required to collect from customers on behalf of the government. New York State-911 Tax $3.60 New York State-Sales Tax $2.71 Kings County-911 Tax $0.90 Kings City-Sales Tax $3.29 -------------- $10.50

Holy crap. That's ridiculous.

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Is this a cellphone bill? I will check mine.

ETA: mine are $15.10 in PA

Sprint Surcharges $8.56

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $2.01

Pennsylvania State-Gross Receipts Recovery $3.77

Administrative Charge $1.98

Regulatory Charge $0.80

Government Fees & Taxes $6.54

Pennsylvania State-911 Tax $2.00

Pennsylvania State-Sales Tax $4.54

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Never really went through my bill but I have been paying 21 bucks or so a month every month for taxes. I thought it used to be under 10 bucks like the Cable taxes are but apparently not.

Anyone else paying this, I live in NY

Sprint Surcharges $10.57

Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of Charges

Sprint Surcharges are rates we choose to collect from you to help defray costs imposed on us. Surcharges are not taxes on you or amounts we are required to collect from you by law. Surcharges other charges incurred to recover costs associated with governmental programs, and certain taxes imposed upon Sprint. The amounts, and the components used to calculate Surcharge amounts, are subject to change.

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $2.03

New York State-Gross Receipts Recovery $0.24

New York State-Telecomm Excise Recovery $2.03

Kings County-MCTD Excise Surcharge $0.40

Kings County-MCTD Gross Receipts Fee $0.10

Kings County-Telecomm Excise Recovery $1.60

Administrative Charge $2.97

Regulatory Charge $1.20

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$10.57

Government Fees & Taxes $10.50

Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of Charges

Taxes and fees Sprint is required to collect from customers on behalf of the government.

New York State-911 Tax $3.60

New York State-Sales Tax $2.71

Kings County-911 Tax $0.90

Kings City-Sales Tax $3.29

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$10.50

Looking at the bold part -- it appears that half of the "taxes" are just Sprint's way of lining their pocket. None of it is actually a "tax" by the government.

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Just looked at my bill and the breakdown is :

Everything Plus Plan - 500 Anytime Minutes Included $59.99

Premium Data add-on charge $10.00

Total Equipment Protection - $3 insurance premium & $4 service/repair $7.00

Unlimited Messaging $0.00

Sprint Surcharges $2.70

Show Details And Explanation of Charges

Sprint Surcharges are rates we choose to collect from you to help defray costs imposed on us. Surcharges are not taxes on you or amounts we are required to collect from you by law. Surcharges other charges incurred to recover costs associated with governmental programs, and certain taxes imposed upon Sprint. The amounts, and the components used to calculate Surcharge amounts, are subject to change.

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $1.31

Administrative Charge $0.99

Regulatory Charge $0.40

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$2.70

Government Fees & Taxes $7.61

Explanation of Charges

Taxes and fees Sprint is required to collect from customers on behalf of the government.

Florida State-Comm Service Tax $4.16

Florida State-Sales Tax $0.42

Orange County-911 Tax $0.50

Orange County-Sales Tax $0.04

Orlando City-Comm Service Tax $2.49

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$7.61

Total Due by April 01 $87.30

So, $10.31 total.

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What a crock. All those surcharges are what I like to call C.O.B. Cost of doing business!!

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Ouch.

Plan: $45.97Corporate Volume Discount: ($6.90)-----Regulatory Programs Fee: $1.21-----Government Fees and Taxes CA Relay Service and Communications Device Fund $0.06California High Cost Fund - A (CHCF-A) $0.03California High Cost Fund - B (CHCF-B) $0.14California Teleconnect Fund $0.02City Utility Users Tax $3.23Emergency Telephone Users Surcharge Tax (911) $0.16High Cost Fund Surcharge (0.02)Relay Service Device Fund (0.01)State 911 (0.02)State Universal Service Fund (0.05)Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Surcharge $0.35Other Fees and Government-Related Obligations**Federal Universal Service Fund $0.80Regulatory Fee $0.04

Summary:Plan: 45.97Discount: -6.90Fees: 1.21Taxes 4.73

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You know when conservatives say stuff like "corporations don't pay taxes, consumers, employees and shareholders pay taxes?

Well, here you go. The government charges all of these taxes to carriers and they pass them on to the consumers. My guess is that they would prefer to just hide them in their rates, but the government requires them to break them out. Although, I'm sure they'd rather advertise a rate of $69 a month and then nail the consumer with those charges once they're signed up than advertise a higher rate. So maybe being able to break it out like that actually helps them out.

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Never really went through my bill but I have been paying 21 bucks or so a month every month for taxes. I thought it used to be under 10 bucks like the Cable taxes are but apparently not.

Anyone else paying this, I live in NY

Sprint Surcharges $10.57

Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of Charges

Sprint Surcharges are rates we choose to collect from you to help defray costs imposed on us. Surcharges are not taxes on you or amounts we are required to collect from you by law. Surcharges other charges incurred to recover costs associated with governmental programs, and certain taxes imposed upon Sprint. The amounts, and the components used to calculate Surcharge amounts, are subject to change.

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $2.03

New York State-Gross Receipts Recovery $0.24

New York State-Telecomm Excise Recovery $2.03

Kings County-MCTD Excise Surcharge $0.40

Kings County-MCTD Gross Receipts Fee $0.10

Kings County-Telecomm Excise Recovery $1.60

Administrative Charge $2.97

Regulatory Charge $1.20

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$10.57

Government Fees & Taxes $10.50

Show DetailsHide Details And Explanation of Charges

Taxes and fees Sprint is required to collect from customers on behalf of the government.

New York State-911 Tax $3.60

New York State-Sales Tax $2.71

Kings County-911 Tax $0.90

Kings City-Sales Tax $3.29

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$10.50

Looking at the bold part -- it appears that half of the "taxes" are just Sprint's way of lining their pocket. None of it is actually a "tax" by the government.
Yeah seriously thats absolutely ridiculous

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How do they come up with the surcharges? Looks like mine are a lot higher then everyone else is paying.

FWIW My Bill is 129 a month

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My Sprint Bill is $129/month also. Here's my breakdown:

Sprint Surcharges: 18.88

Fed-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD - 2.82

Mongomery County, Maryland Utility Tax - 10.50

Administrative Charge - 3.96

Regulatory Charge - 1.60

Govt Fees & Taxes: 7.16

MD State 911 Tax - .25

MD State Sales Tax - 6.16

Montgomery County 911 Tax - .75

Total: 26.04

Complete crock of crap.

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My entire cell phone bill including taxes is $19.99/month.:flipphone:

Did your grandkids program it for you gramps?

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My entire cell phone bill including taxes is $19.99/month.:flipphone:

My entire cell phone bill including taxes is $7.22/month. It's a prepaid that requires $20 to be added every 3 months. We have it for emergency use only. With a non-Chet job and a stay at home wife a cell phone is pointless and not needed unless we go on a trip. I'd like to call it frugal, but in reality we're just cheap.

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My entire cell phone bill including taxes is $19.99/month.:flipphone:

My entire cell phone bill including taxes costs me $0.:workIPhone:

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Total bill is $160/month (3 lines, 1500 minutes, unlimited text/data)Sprint surcharges:

Federal-Univ Serv Assess Non-LD $2.37 Indiana State-Gross Receipts Recovery $1.02 Indiana State-Univ Serv Assessment $0.18 Administrative Charge $2.97 Regulatory Charge $1.20 -------------- $7.74

Govt fees & taxes:

Indiana State-911 Tax $1.50 Indiana State-Hearing Impaired Charge $0.09 Indiana State-Sales Tax $5.79 -------------- $7.38

Total is $15.12

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Not looking forward to Tmobile and AT&T merging.

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I'm paying $18 on a 3 line plan, but $6.88 of it is a city tax for a city i don't live in!!

Santa Ana City-Utility Tax $6.88

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