NEWS: Average taxes on wireless bills in California reach a record 18%

Although increased competition has caused wireless rates to drop 7% since 2008, taxes on California wireless bills have now reached 18%.  The taxes are easy to ignore because they appear minimal, but they actually add up fast.  Part of the reason is that although mobile phones are ubiquitous, telephone taxes were first imposed over 100 years ago when phones were considered a luxury.

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