Taxes on cellular phone bills are rising, according to the Tax Foundation. It reports that U.S. customers pay an extra 17.2% due to taxes from local, state and federal governments -- up from 16.3% roughly 15 months ago. One reason is that the number of jurisdictions and entities, including 911 systems and school districts, are imposing taxes on the wireless bill. A New York customer, for example, could have 12 entities tax the bill.
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