Taxes and Fees

Wireless affects and improves American lives every day. But did you know that the average wireless consumer pays over 18% in combined federal, state and local taxes and fees? Wireless services, digital commerce, and Internet access are all targets of harmful taxation. Help us fight back.

Unless Congress acts to protect them, consumers are in danger of being discriminatorily taxed multiple times for purchases of all digital commerce. Learn more about this issue.

Wireless is taxed at an average rate of 18.6% nationwide – more than double the average state sales tax. Check out the complete state ranking list to see how your state stacks up against the rest. Learn more about this issue.

If you’ve ever been in an emergency, you know how important it can be to call 911 for help. Most states impose a wireless 911 fee on consumers to help offset the cost of emergency communications systems. States should make sure they are utilizing the current funds collected for emergency services effectively and not simply add to the current tax and fee burden. Learn more about this issue.