Recently Connecticut and Maryland adopted changes to E-911 fees. Both changes effect the manner in which prepaid wireless providers remit their E-911 fees. The changes are set to take effect on July 1, 2013.
Connecticut established a rate of $0.70 per retail transaction to become effective July 1, 2013. Collected fees are to be remitted in the same manner as sales and use taxes.
Maryland adopted a new prepaid wireless fee of $0.60 per retail transaction. Collected fees are to be remitted in the same manner as sales and use taxes. Provisions of the law permit sellers to deduct a portion of the fee to cover direct-start-up costs and on-going collection fees.
We track and post 911, USF, TRS and other siminlar fees in our Telecommunications Funds Matrix for most jurisdictions. This publication helps CLECs, ILECs, Wireless, VoIP, and other providers easily mange their contributions on state and federal levels.
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