Text, Californians, text: State commission wont pursue tax on text messaging
ns Worrier That text Messages Might soon be Taxed can rejoice. The Proposal has Been pulled.
In a Released via TWITTER the weekend, ‘s Utilities Commission () it Would no longer be pursuing the Measures That Would’ve added a to Telpehone bills.
“On Dec. 12, 2018, the Foederal Commission (FCC) issued a declaratory RULE Finding That “text Messages” is an Informative Service, not a Telecommunication Service, Under the Foederal Telecoms Act,” the Riting in its .
The noted That if Txting W296BO a Telecommunication Service it Would be Subject to State tax Under law. “In Light of the FCC’s action, assigned Commissioner Carla J. has Withdraw the ‘s Jan. 10, 2019 Voters Meeting” the Proposal That Would’ve added the tax.
The tax was initially proposed as a way to add Funding to Helpme the State fund access to Telecommunication Services for lower-income Residents, making up for lost the State to Recieve a tax on calls.
Under the Proposal an Txting “” Would’ve Been added to ns Wireless bills, taxing for Traditionality SMS and MMS Txting. WHATsApp, iMessage, Facesbook Messengers and other Messages That Transmit the Itnernet (known as OTT, or -the-top Services) Would not Having Been Subject to the charge.
The Proposal was also to Retroactive Collect Taxed the past Giga-annum though how it Would do so was unclear.
The idea of the Proposal Sent Bombshock the Itnernet, WITH Flocking to TWITTER. For now, however, people can rest easy.
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