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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tax Agency says 911 fee collections changing

In the article, they talked about the state's emergency service tax on phone service will be changing. I think its so dump that they are changing it because I don't understand why they are changing it. For individual phone service lines, the charge is going up to $1.25 per month starting July 1. The charge affects all cell phone and land line numbers. There is no reason to up the price whatsoever. South Dakotans who use pre-paid cell phone service have to pay a 2 percent charge on their service amount. I think that is also dumb because the reason why people get pre-paid phone service is because they can't afford regular cell phone service. For example, someone who buys $100 worth of service will owe $2 tax. I do not agree with this at all. It is just plain stupid and not worth it.

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