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%

 

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