The average American pays an estimated tax rate of 17% in combined federal, state, and local taxes and fees each month on wireless services, according to the Tax Foundation's Wireless Taxation in the United States, 2014 report. The impact of these taxes and fees are widespread for many Americans, as cell phones are increasingly their sole means of communication and connectivity. According to the Pew Research Center, as of January 2014, 90% of American adults have cell phones and about two-in-five U.S. households were "wireless-only" households.
Congressman Forbes is a co-sponsor of this bill.
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