Discussion:Federal tax= telephone excise tax?

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Hadlin (talk|edits) said:

12 February 2007
I hope this hasn't been addressed earlier. For 8913. Client telephone bill states "Federal Tax". Is that excise tax or is that bundled or something completely different?

Coastalcpa (talk|edits) said:

12 February 2007
BellSouth specifically identifies "Federal Excise Tax".

Bottom Line (talk|edits) said:

12 February 2007
Call the phone company

Hadlin (talk|edits) said:

12 February 2007
ok,will call the phone company

Deback (talk|edits) said:

February 12, 2007
Federal Tax listed on your phone bills is the Federal Excise Tax, but only the amount listed in the Long-Distance section of the bills.

Hadlin (talk|edits) said:

14 February 2007
Phone company says Federal Tax is not equal to Federal excise tax.

do your clients cell phones show federal excise tax? also is fedeal excise tax on instate long distance or only out of state long distance.

Hadlin (talk|edits) said:

14 February 2007
I think the phone company was wrong. Federal Tax is 3% of bill so it must be federal excise tax.

Deback (talk|edits) said:

February 14, 2007
Yes, I think you were told wrong. If the excise tax is not listed under "Federal Tax", where would it be listed?

Dennis (talk|edits) said:

14 February 2007
There are two 3% Federal excise taxes. Only the one on long distance is being refunded.

Hadlin (talk|edits) said:

14 February 2007
This would be on a cell phone. Verizon wireless.

However I have another client with cell phone on a different carrier and they are listing substantially less excise tax.

Jdugancpa (talk|edits) said:

14 February 2007
Hadlin and Deback, are you saying that the phone operator didn't know the answer to a tax question???! I just find that hard to believe, especially if your phone company is the same stellar company I am stuck with -umm, I mean fortunate enough to have, named V---zon.

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