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Communication service tax?

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by flaguy, Nov 12, 2009.

  1. Mike Bertelson

    Mike Bertelson 6EQUJ5 WOW! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Club

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    ...because have cable is TV but satellite is a luxury

    We used to dreeeeeam of having satellite TV. :D

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  2. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    In NJ, DirecTV taxes only the $5 "lease" fee(s) and the protection plan. So it's 77cents/month for me. I'm sure that will change now that we have a new Gov. :)

    It all depends on the state. Florida is the worst.
     
  3. joe diamond

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    That is another way of stating the question,

    Which elected officials think they can get away with it and why? Or why has Directv not found these politicians and addressed the issue under the table long before now.

    It seems governments can tax users; use the roads and your fuel will be taxed to pay for them. Do things we don't like (mariajuana users) or do things that cause public damage (smokers & drinkers) and they will tax you. Your income will be taxed to redistribute wealth to help those unable or unwilling to earn their own and protect the place, etc.

    This one seems outside what has already been taxed. The only obvious reason seems to be that politicians see money and want it.

    What did I not state that explains this?

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  4. dorfd1

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    How come the internet isn't listed? That is communication, voip and the magic jack use it.
     
  5. Mike Bertelson

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    77¢/month :eek2:

    I guess I need to move back to Elizabeth. :D

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  6. TBlazer07

    TBlazer07 Grumpy Grampy

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    LOL ..... you might want to reconsider that since NJ has the highest overall total taxes in the USA. You'll make up for the DirecTV sales tax savings real quick. :)


     
  7. TBlazer07

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    Rest assured it's monthly.
     
  8. Villager

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    Florida Tax

    We've had this relatively high tax, roughly double the regular sales tax, for a number of years now. It was passed at the "request" of the cable companies to try to make the cost of using satellite services to be at least as much if not more than cable TV services. The argument was that since satellite companies had no local presence and therefore paid no local ad valorem taxes, nor sales taxes nor franchise fees, the satellite companies had an unfair advantage (and government was losing out of several revenue streams).
     
  9. dpeters11

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    I like the quip about the satellite catching fire myself.
     
  10. Mike Bertelson

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    In that case I'll stay where I am. :D

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  11. joe diamond

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    That is how it is supposed to work.......equal opportunity, that is. You find a better way and exploit it. Keep the money from the investment as a profit. How about raising the tax to compensate the satellite companies for their satellite fleet costs? Rockets ain't cheap ya know.

    The term "unfair advantage" deserves more examination.

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