California Text Message Tax

The AP had a story yesterday about California considering a text message tax: https://apnews.com/1380651d8c02474fb1c7d7831213a991 Text messages have gone from a major cost driver to virtually non-existent on enterprise bills. Texts get bundled with plans and given away for free. Of course, we’re texting more than ever.  The AP story describes the hypothetical tax as a flat fee (most likely). If so, it would look more like an E911 charge that is common in most jurisdictions – which solves that pesky problem of getting 10% of the text part of your plan that is zero...

Tax Implications for 5G Service

5G services are no longer in the foggy future; Verizon is rolling out 5G services already. How will 5G intersect with your local taxing jurisdiction? Avalara recently posted some thoughts:...

VZW Gets in on the tax game

Observed that Verizon is now getting in on the tax game, or at least acknowledging it as a cost driver, with their new tax and surcharge estimator. Contact us today for a review of your current wireless spend and whether there is an opportunity to optimize your corporate wireless bill....

Key State Wireless Tax Rates

One of our focuses in optimizing your wireless bill for taxes is to understand where your people work, where you pay your bill, where you pay your taxes, and how those can all be aligned for savings. Scott Mackey and Joseph Henchman at the Tax Foundation have some great data up on the creeping wireless tax burden. Not to pick on Washington and Oregon, but just think how much a savings can be had with just a sharper pencil regarding where your cross-border business does business: Oregon Local utililty tax 0.00% No tax on wireless in Portland or Salem 911 tax 1.54% $0.75/month RSPF Surcharge 0.23% $0.11/month TOTAL TRANSACTION TAX 1.76%   Washington State sales tax 6.50% Access, interstate and intrastate Local sales taxes 2.65% Avg. of Olympia (2.3%) & Seattle (3.0%) B&O/Utility Franchise—local 7.50% Avg. of Olympia (9%) & Seattle (6%) avg. 911—state 0.51% $0.25/month 911—local 1.43% $0.70/month TOTAL TRANSACTION TAX 18.60%...

Wireless Taxes Highlighted on CNN

People are starting to catch on to the need to consider a holistic approach and consider wireless tax burden when planning your corporate spend: CNN highlights how up to 35% of you cell phone bill can be tax. Here at ECB Wireless, we’ve always included taxes in our considerations, and using our patented method, you can balance your wireless portfolio, minimize your tax burden, and bring your purchasing into line with regulations under federal and state sourcing...

GWS is now ECB Wireless

Global Wireless Solutions is now ECB Wireless! More information coming soon about our exact chargeback process that maximizes enterprise cost savings while ensure accountability for your corporate wireless bill. Recently highlighted on the mobility...