Consumers may soon get a guarantee that no new local and state taxes will pop up on their cell phone bills over the next few years.
A House Judiciary subcommittee today passed the Cell Tax Fairness Act of 2009 (H.R. 1521), which was first introduced by Reps. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif.) and Trent Franks (R-Ariz.). The bipartisan bill, which now has 194 co-sponsor, would ban new state or local taxes on mobile phones for the next five years.
Currently, cell phone consumers spend on average more than 15 percent in taxes on their wireless service. This is compared with about … Read more