Answerland " Cell phone bills |

Answerland " Cell phone bills

Nicole Frey

Q. I live in Avon. Just wondering why my Verizon cell phone bill is now charging me tax for the “City of Vail.” Verizon customer service couldn’t answer the question. I’m willing to accept that I have to pay Colorado tax and Eagle County tax, but I don’t live in Vail, why should they benefit?

Thanks for your help,

Melanie Kofoed

A. Because tax is assessed by billing address, even if you don’t live in Vail, you can be charged a Vail tax if you have your bill sent to a Vail post office box or address, said Bob Kelly, a spokesman for Verizon. Customers regularly pay several taxes on their cell phone bill, including a state tax, county tax, city tax and a 911 assessment tax.

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