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Cell Phone taxes
« on: August 14, 2011, 04:46:51 PM »
I searched for this but could not find anything.

What part of your cell phone plane dictates the state taxes? Is it the billing address? the area code of your phone? How do I get rid of NY state taxes every month?


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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2011, 05:02:12 PM »
I think billing address and area code play a factor.
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2011, 05:19:34 PM »
You are right about the billing address:
"Thanks. Your update will take effect within 24 hours. We'll use this address to determine your taxes as well. If you will be using your device primarily in a location other than your billing address, please call us at *2 or chat with us"

I just found that out.
However when ordering a new phone that won't make a difference. It all depends on where it is being shipped to. I just paid $16 taxes on a phone being shipped to NY when my billing address is elsewhere.

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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2011, 05:56:43 PM »
IIRC Washington state has very low/no taxes.

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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2011, 06:18:14 PM »
IIRC Washington state has very low/no taxes.
Any ideas how to get an address there?

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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2011, 06:27:01 PM »
IIRC Washington state has very low/no taxes.

According to this it looks like washington is actually one of the highest
cellphone taxes by state
(btw can someone tell me how you can write what you want the link to appear as instead of having the whole thing written out?)
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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2011, 07:03:56 PM »
@bubbles
Type the word you want to make into a link then highlight it, click on the insert link button that will sandwich the highlited word in the url code put an = after the first "URL" then paste the link.
Like this

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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2011, 08:07:59 PM »
got it thnx

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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2011, 09:43:13 PM »
For an address, why can't you select a random address in the state you desire, select paperless statements and you should be good to go.

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Re: Cell Phone taxes
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2011, 11:29:16 PM »
I got my cell phone plan with a MD address. Shortly after signing up, I moved to NJ and changed my mailing address to NJ. My wife's phone was signed up originally in NJ. After 6 months, I realized that my wife's bill was a few $$ cheaper than mine because MD taxes are higher than NJ. I called sprint and complained that since I moved to NJ I should only be paying NJ taxes. They credited me back the extra tax for the whole 6 months that I overpaid!!!