Just when you thought they'd figured out a way to tax just about everything, California comes up with a new idea - a tax on text messages.
California's Public Utilities Commission wants to start charging a 'text messaging fee' for mobile phone users. The Commission hasn't shared details, but it would likely be a flat fee rather than a per-text charge. It could bring in an estimated $44 million a year, which would fund programs to make phone service available to low-income households. A vote on the proposal is planned for next month.
Does this tax go too far or does the reasoning behind it make sense.
Extra fee on mobile phone bills. State regulators are weighing a tax on text messaging to help fund a program that makes phone service available to low-income residents. The bill would cost the consumers 45 Million a year in California. No more handouts. https://t.co/34O2QG4AjF
— Omar Navarro (@RealOmarNavarro) December 12, 2018