MetroE and Telephone Taxes

Jared Mauch jared at
Tue Mar 1 00:45:34 UTC 2016

> On Feb 29, 2016, at 7:20 PM, Sam Norris <Sam at> wrote:
> Hey all,
> My provider here in SoCal is charging me 8% or so telephone taxes on our MetroE
> products.  This seems fishy to me and I can't find any cut and dry rules about
> private Ethernet / MetroE being under these rules.  The same provider selling
> internet / DIA has no taxes whatsoever.
> Anyone out there getting charged ULS and other telephone taxes on MetroE
> circuits?  Or can anyone point me to somewhere that shows that it shouldn't be
> charged telephone taxes?  Assume there are no voip calls traversing these
> circuits.  I believe ULS is Federal, the other 3-5% is CA taxes on CLECs.

First of all, you should be consulting with an accountant and/or lawyer.

Regarding internet service itself, the tax free status was recently made

The related bill:

IANAL, and I’m not your accountant either.

- Jared

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