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DISH/DIRECTV Applaud ... Subcommittee Vote On State Video Tax Fairness Act

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by scuba_tim, Jul 24, 2008.

  1. lwilli201

    lwilli201 Hall Of Fame

    Dec 22, 2006
    Since I have 6 color TV's, that would be $1,200 a year just for BBC. :nono2: If this was a requirement in the US, that $1,200 would be going to PBS. The TV manufactures must hate that law because it has to drag down TV sales in the UK.

    WOW I can see the TV Tax Police. :eek2: :rolleyes:
  2. d max82

    d max82 Godfather

    May 23, 2007
    sorry Richard your incorrect here. From http://dor.myflorida.com/dor/taxes/GT-800011.html#comservicetax

    "The tax includes a state rate of 6.8 percent plus a gross receipts tax rate of 2.37 percent, for a combined state communications services tax rate of 9.17 percent. Each local taxing jurisdiction may add its own local tax rate on communications services.

    Direct-to-home satellite services are taxed at a total rate of 13.17 percent. Local tax does not apply to these satellite services."

    What the bill last year did was allowed the state to autorize cable cos to do business in particular areas, eliminating the franchise agreements between local municipalities and the the cable cos. This was done to increase competition and eliminate "pass through" fees that fund PEG channels. Instead of time consuming and expensive consessions to local government for right-of-way, the new state application is a single page application with a $10,000 filing fee to the state. It had no effect on DBS services unfortunately.

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