Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Spanish American War tax has been cut!

Yes a telephone tax that helped pay for the Spanish American War from 1898 has been cut!

The tax was imposed in 1898 to help pay for the Spanish-American War. It was designed as a tax on wealthy Americans, back when phone service was considered a luxury.

Time to celebrate!! I have no idea how much I pay but all phone companies need to stop charging this tax on August 1st. And we can get a refund for taxes paid since 2003.

USA Today

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