What is a "Property Tax Allotment Surcharge"?

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by digitalbitstream » Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:08 am
What is the "Property Tax Allotment Surcharge" I see on my bill? What's the purpose? Is a tax? A fee?
by dane » Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:02 pm
It's a surcharge for the tax charged on utilities by each county. Details here: http://www.boe.ca.gov/proptaxes/sappcont.htm
Dane Jasper
CEO
Sonic
by Lennon Hamilton » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:34 pm
Dan, sending us to a BOE web page is not an answer. That page has nothing about California Property Tax Allotment Surcharge. Please do your job as a leader at Sonic and explain, in detail, what California Property Tax Allotment Surcharge is.
by dane » Mon Feb 04, 2019 9:49 am
Lennon Hamilton wrote:
Dan, sending us to a BOE web page is not an answer. That page has nothing about California Property Tax Allotment Surcharge. Please do your job as a leader at Sonic and explain, in detail, what California Property Tax Allotment Surcharge is.


The property tax allotment surcharge (PTA) is applied to all base voice charges excluding other taxes and surcharges. This is not a tax, but a cost recovery mechanism meant to recover the cost of state-assessed property taxes on telecommunications equipment located in our service areas.

In other words, the state assesses tax on our infrastructure, and that tax is billed to our subscribers as a surcharge.
Dane Jasper
CEO
Sonic
by SneakyFees » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Or what in the old days was known as a "business expense".

Transparency in pricing this is not.
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