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DirecTV Taxes

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by jeffreydavisjr, Sep 6, 2007.

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  1. Sep 6, 2007 #1 of 30
    jeffreydavisjr

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    My bill runs between $60.00 to $80.00 per month on average, depending on if I order any PPV's and/or WWE PPV Events...

    Thats not to bad, but when you start figuring in taxes on this stuff....

    I thought your business had to be in the state of residency in order to tax someone. For example, I get SuddenLink High Speed Internet in North Carolina, there head quarters is in California just like DirecTV, and they dont charge me taxes...

    So whats up with that?

    Is there some kind of FCC law that says they have the right to tax for TV... I get taxed for everything, I even get taxed for the shipping and handleing fee's when I order new receivers, etc.

    Not that it is a big deal, But I estimate approximatly $100 per year of my money goes to DirecTV taxes.

    Anyone have any insight?
     
  2. Sep 6, 2007 #2 of 30
    dlt4

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    I don't have any taxes added to my D* bill. I assumed the tax was included in the cost of the package, DVR fee, etc.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2007 #3 of 30
    pete4192

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    It's some new tax that was just added. The state of KY is now charging it at 2.5% for satellite. D* has sent out literature urging customers to fight it.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2007 #4 of 30
    Teacherman

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    Here in the USAs own third world country we pay about 12 percent on Sat services.:mad:
     
  5. Sep 6, 2007 #5 of 30
    jeffreydavisjr

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    So I should call my congress man, not DirecTV.
     
  6. Sep 6, 2007 #6 of 30
    mcbeevee

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    Tennessee just started charging an 8.25% "satellite privelege" tax in Aug-07. Of course, the same tax for cable users has a ceiling of $2.27 where the satellite tax is the full amount.
    :mad:
     
  7. Sep 6, 2007 #7 of 30
    markymouse

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    I have the feeling I'm in the same area as you Mcbeevee and as you well know, TN taxes EVERYTHING. This is the "privelege" we have for not having a state tax. Rep. Cohen is the one to call according to the D* info channel on these taxes.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2007 #8 of 30
    Earl Bonovich

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    They are STATE taxes...

    Every state is different.
     
  9. Sep 6, 2007 #9 of 30
    schlar01

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    I know I saw a channel (not sure which one) urging people to call their representatives in around 8 states in regards to these taxes. Browse around and you can probably find it.
     
  10. markymouse

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    It's channel 352.
     
  11. jhillestad

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    The state you live in adds these taxes because they claim to lose your tax dollars you when leave cable. Once again proving that all the state wants is to find ways to steal your money.... the dtv signal comes from space and uses no landlines or any utility poles yet they charge you tax as if it did. You get NOTHING for this tax that you pay. The cable tax was used because of poles and eaves-men etc... that dtv does not use at all ... but yet they ' need ' your money for their pork belly projects and fat pensions and benefits that they only receive - not you. In Florida its like 12 % ! for a signal from outer space.
     
  12. markymouse

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    RIGHT ON jhill!!
     
  13. pete4192

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    Sorry to go Off-Topic, but I just had to reply. I'm not a fan of taxes, but most taxes are used for good services, such as road repairs, school development, etc. Don't bash the taxes without truly understanding how necessary they are.
     
  14. markymouse

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    Is that like the new tax in TN on tobacco, part of this money is used to help them quit smoking. But, don't they need smokers for the taxes??

    Just a thought.......
     
  15. d max82

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    Florida is 13.17% to be exact.......

    Its ridiculous, I pay over $20 a month in taxes. Does anyone know if you "move" your service address to a different state, which state's taxes do you pay, billing address state's or service address state's?
     
  16. kbxm

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    RANT

    Yeah, like up here in Minneapolis where the gas taxes specifically to fix the roads and bridges got diverted to the general fund, or so our local schools can complain about a lack of supplies, but still build a new multi-million dollar flying stage for the drama club.

    If taxes are reasonable and go for what they're meant for they can be a good thing, but I can't see a any reason for a satellite tax. What would those taxes be used for?

    There's no public infrastructure being used and it's limited to my domicile.

    Just another excuse to raise taxes again.

    /Rant
     
  17. Jon J

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    Don't know about you, but it makes me feel really special. ;)
     
  18. FmrFrtDog

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    My service address is KY, so I am charged KY's tax, even though my billing address is FL.

     
  19. Sirshagg

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    Just wait till they figure out how to do the OTA tax.
    Charging tax on sat signal is just crazy. What a bunch of greedy ....
     
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