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California regulators want to add tax on text messages

California regulators want to add tax on text messages
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TAX ON TEXT MESSAGES IN CALIFORNIA?

In order to increase fund towards programs for under underprivileged residents the California Public Utilities Commission proposed tax on Text messages.

This will be an add-on tax will be added on the monthly bills for text-messaging service.

The wireless industry, business groups and other critics argued California can’t tax text messages unless federal regulators allow state regulators to treat text messaging as a telecommunications service.

The FCC’s decision also denied requests from mass-texting companies that have complained wireless providers are thwarting their ability to reach consumers via texts. Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr were in favor, with Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel opposed.

The FCC’s decision also denied requests from mass-texting companies that have complained wireless providers are thwarting their ability to reach consumers via texts. Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr were in favor, with Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel opposed.

But supporters of the texting surcharge noted the commission proposal makes several other arguments for its authority to impose it.

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TAX ON TEXT MESSAGES IN CALIFORNIA?

In order to increase fund towards programs for under underprivileged residents the California Public Utilities Commission proposed tax on Text messages.

This will be an add-on tax will be added on the monthly bills for text-messaging service.

The wireless industry, business groups and other critics argued California can’t tax text messages unless federal regulators allow state regulators to treat text messaging as a telecommunications service.

The FCC’s decision also denied requests from mass-texting companies that have complained wireless providers are thwarting their ability to reach consumers via texts. Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr were in favor, with Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel opposed.

The FCC’s decision also denied requests from mass-texting companies that have complained wireless providers are thwarting their ability to reach consumers via texts. Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr were in favor, with Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel opposed.

But supporters of the texting surcharge noted the commission proposal makes several other arguments for its authority to impose it.