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Kris Kumar
11-16-2004, 06:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=581584' target='_blank'>http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=581584</a><br /><br /></div><i>"Italy's legions of mobile phone users are furious that they may be taxed for sending text messages under a proposal aimed at funding tax cuts. The Premier, Silvio Berlusconi, is considering a one euro cent (0.6p) levy on the millions of SMS messages pinging across the networks every day to pay for promised tax cuts to companies and employees over the next two year, according to a report in the daily Corriere della Sera."</i><br /><br /> 8O <br /><br />I just hope that the tax officials over here don't come up with similar plans. Currently in New York state I am paying close to 13% or more in the form of surcharge and taxes. :-( How much do you pay in cell phone taxes? Since it varies from state to state, wondering which state has the highest?

Jerry Raia
11-16-2004, 06:06 PM
Quick! Take down the post!!!!!

Don't give them any ideas :!:


Mike Temporale
11-16-2004, 07:22 PM
This has bad idea written all over it. I don't think any carrier would stand for this in North America. After all, we still lag way behind in SMS usage. Something like this would kill it all together.

Jerry Raia
11-16-2004, 11:31 PM
Every now and again taxing emails would come up here in the states. It never gets very far though.