Guide to Federal, State, Local Taxes Fees and Surcharges
We’ve prepared the following guide to help you understand many of the taxes, surcharge, fees and assessments that you might see on your invoice. NCT collects these charges on behalf of the governmental entities that impose them. All of these charges may or may not apply depending on the services that you utilize through us, or they may have a different name in your state. This list contains the main ones and for a list of local assessments we suggest that you contact your states Public Utility Commission and local government.
These are in constant change and depending on the government entity, their voting periods and other factors, the amount and percentages may change at any time (usually yearly or quarterly updates); we will update this page as we are notified. Since there are thousands of smaller entity assessments, you will see them on your invoice only, please call for specific details.
- Communication Tax
- E911 Emergency System Charge
- High Cost Fund, A, B
- High Cost Support Mechanism
- Intrastate Fee
- Public Utility Commission Fee (PUC)
- Residential Service Protection Fund (RSPF) Surcharge
- Sales Tax
- State Surcharge
- Statutory Gross Receipts Tax
- Telecommunications Assistance Program (TAP) or Lifeline Surcharge
- Telecom Relay Svc. (DEAF)
- Utility Fee
- Universal Service Fund (USF) State
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