The latest advertisements on behalf of Larry Hogan, the GOP candidate for Maryland’s Governor, have focused on tying his opponent, Lt. Governor Anthony Brown, to the tax policies of Governor Martin O’Malley (D). In his...
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Monday Map: State & Local Taxes & Fees on Wireless Service
Earlier this year, Tax Foundation released a study detailing the wireless service tax and fee rates in the U.S. This week, our Monday Map details the state and local tax & fee rates on wireless service. The average state and local rate is 11.36 percent. Oregon has the lowest rate at 1.85%, and is tailed closely by Nevada at 2.13% and Idaho at 2.28%. Nebraska has the highest rate at 18.67%, and is followed closely by Washington at 18.62% and New York at 17.85%. It is interesting to note what Nebraska, Washington, and New York have rates nearly ten times that of Oregon, and that Washington actually borders the states with the first and second lowest rates.
These rates do not include the additonal federal rate of 5.82%, which brings Nebraska's rate to 24.49% and Oregon's rate to 7.67%. The average combined federal, state, and local rate is 17.18%.
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