The Tangled Web of Taxing Talk: Telecommunication Taxes in the New Millennium

Posted: 16 Jul 2001

See all articles by Joseph J. Cordes

Joseph J. Cordes

George Washington Institute of Public Policy (GWIP)

Charlene M. Kalenkoski

Texas Tech University

Harry S. Watson

George Washington University - Department of Economics

Abstract

In addition to the usual range of local, state, and Federal taxes, the telecommunications sector faces a number of specific taxes and tax-like fees not faced by other industries. There is clear evidence that these sector specific taxes fail to satisfy the usual criteria of fairness, efficiency, and simplicity and, with recent deregulation, increased competition, and technological innovation, which have dramatically altered the telecommunications sector, the failings of these taxes will be exacerbated.

Suggested Citation

Cordes, Joseph J. and Kalenkoski, Charlene M. and Watson, Harry S., The Tangled Web of Taxing Talk: Telecommunication Taxes in the New Millennium. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=240719

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