California State Regulators propose taxing your texts
SAN DIEGO (KUSI)- California may or may not start taxing your text messages. The Mercury News reports state regulators will charge a fee for text messages to support phone services for the poor.
It’s unclear for now how much you’ll be charged and the wireless industry is working to defeat the proposal. The California Public Utilities Commission is leaning in favor of the tax because it will increase the public purpose program.
The CPUC is scheduled to vote on the proposal next month.