New Law Could Free Taxes on Mobile Service
A new bill recently introduced into the US Senate could freeze state and local taxes on wireless services. Currently, the 260 million or so wireless users in the country are are frittering away 15.9% of their average bill on taxes alone. A Cellular Telecommunications & Internet Association (CTIA) spokesperson said that no other industry is discriminated against, taxwise, like the wireless industry, and the number back him up: wireless taxes rose four times faster than other services between 2003 and 2007. Research indicates that mobile phones are being used more and more -- no real surprise to anyone -- so a five year freeze on taxes likely be a welcome relief to many.