California Plans To Start Taxing Text Messages

California Plans To Start Taxing Text Messages

California regulators announced this week that they are working on a plan to tax its residents for sending text messages. The San Jose Mercury News reported Tuesday that the state anticipates using the money generated from this tax to support programs that would make phones more accessible to poor residents. The tax would be a flat, monthly fee.

The California Public Utilities Commission has scheduled a vote on the proposal for Jan. 10. Business groups and wireless providers have expressed their utter discontent and disapproval with the proposal.

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