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taxes in a tax free state?

hazeallday asked:

i live in a state that has no sales tax….but seems like i pay more taxes than i thought i was going over some bills and noticed lots of different taxes on my utilities and phone cable internet…i always just paid the balance never thinking much of it. ill list just a couple from my comcast bill….maybe someone can explain to me y am i paying for all these”extra”charges i called customer service the agent had a tough time herself explaing herself(she was talking in circles)

1. franchise related cost $0.06
2. voice /data equipment????? $3.00
3. univ. conn. charge $2.72
4. regulatory recovery fees $2.31
5. franchise fee $2.05
6. fcc fee $0.06
7. internet comm. services tax $2.31
8. 911 fee $0.64

y dont these fall under sales tax after all i am purchasing a service??
Radiology tech

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4 Responses to “taxes in a tax free state?”

  1. newjerseyguy on April 7th, 2009 11:12 pm

    This stuff is also present in “non-tax free” states. Some is federal, some state, some local.

  2. Charlie & Angie G on April 8th, 2009 9:58 pm

    No these are mostly excise taxes which are completly different from sales or income taxes. The government is going to get the money it needs to operate thru 1 tax or another. The most common taxes are income, sales, property, and excise. Some states may not have some of them but they make it up in other ways.

  3. irviejr on April 9th, 2009 2:14 am

    Many of these charges are federal tax and others are not taxes at all. For example the Universal connection charge is a fee that every phone carrier has to pay to the government. The government is taxing the phone carrier. The carrier then passes the charge off to you. It is not a direct tax from the government but rather a fee that your phone carrier chooses to charge you.

  4. wartz on April 9th, 2009 7:36 am

    There is no tax free state. Just different taxes in different states.