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New tax on Dish bill in Georgia

Discussion in 'General DISH™ Discussion' started by knot, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. knot

    knot Mentor

    Feb 4, 2010
    When i received my bill this week, it had a state tax added to it. It is about 1.1% of the total bill. I have searched and been unable to find where the state has added this tax to be collected. Does anyone in ga. have any info about this? Thanks
  2. WestDC

    WestDC Well-Known Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    it's called farming (by your state) for revenue. I would start with your local State rep - if you go to your state hse . gov you can find his/her contact info.
  3. harsh

    harsh Beware the Attack Basset

    Jun 14, 2003
    Salem, OR
    In a letter from the National Taxpayer's Union to the Legistlature and Governor Deal, it appears that Georgia is/was considering a 7% tax on satellite TV service. Maybe they are phasing it in.


    I would imagine that the tax wouldn't apply to all aspects of the bill so that may be why the impact isn't that substantial.
  4. epokopac

    epokopac Godfather

    Aug 8, 2007
    I've had the tax on my bills from the start of my service (March 2007?).

    I believe the tax is on the DVRs and the DVR Service.

    My bill shows $1.92 for tax. I live in Gwinnett County (6% sales tax).

    32.00 * .06 = 1.92

    32.00 appears to come from:

    First DVR on account ==> $9.00 (DUO-HD 622) + Second DVR on account ==> $17.00 (DUO-SD 625) + DVR SERVICE ==> $6.00 = $32.00
  5. Paul Secic

    Paul Secic Hall Of Fame

    Dec 16, 2003
    I wouldn't be surprised to see CA try to get a satellite tax to balance a 25 billion shortfall.
  6. knot

    knot Mentor

    Feb 4, 2010
    I think i will check with Dish as i only have one 222k receiver. Thanks for the info.
  7. Shades228

    Shades228 DaBears

    Mar 18, 2008
    This year is expected to be a big year to see tax increases in pay TV services and cell phone tax. Already these 2 areas are taxed heavily but since they're non essencial services people don't complain as much at the state and blame the companies thinking it's another price increase.
  8. cmoss5

    cmoss5 1960'S NOSTALGIA

    May 26, 2006
    In georgia, dish network and directv will both have a 7% sales tax added to our bills effective 01/01/2012 as has passed both houses friday 04/08/2011
    as i am as upset as all readers here...please have moderator post this so all dish and directv subscribers know this will be on their bill next year..about $7.00 extra for my directv bill!!!! Lousy politicians milking us middle class taxpayers to death!!!
  9. txtommy

    txtommy Icon

    Dec 30, 2006
    Just another way for states to raise money. We pay 6.25% in Texas. It seems to happen the most in those states where the governor has made it a point to give well publicized tax breaks and campaigned against raising taxes for anybody.
  10. JARON46

    JARON46 New Member

    Jan 31, 2011
    I pay 6.75% sales tax on my Dish Bill in Ohio.
  11. CCarncross

    CCarncross Hall Of Fame

    Jul 19, 2005
    The Georgia tax went into effect for both major sat providers...D* had been advertising it in the guide for a couple of months now so people wold know to call and try to fight it...doesnt sound like E* lets its customers know the same way.
  12. knot

    knot Mentor

    Feb 4, 2010
    This info is not correct. HB 388 was dropped yesterday and will not be voted on this session. No sales tax as yet.
  13. kenglish

    kenglish Icon

    Oct 2, 2004
    Salt Lake...
    If you can pay a bill for it, the Governments think they should tax it.
    That's why I like my free OTA channels. That's also why the lawmakers (i.e.: tax spenders) want to take it away. ;)
  14. vahighland

    vahighland Cool Member/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

    Mar 29, 2005
    I saw this on the local news last night as well. Satellite tax disaster has been averted for now. :joy:

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