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Those pesky taxes that slip onto cable bills

Those pesky taxes that slip onto cable bills

Nona was looking at her cable bill recently and spotted a $3 charge she didn’t recognize. Her cable company said it was a new state tax.

Nona wants to know: Can they do that? Can the state just slip new taxes into your cable bill?

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It won’t come as a surprise to cable and satellite TV customers that fees and taxes make up a hefty portion of their bill.

For example, there’s the Universal Connectivity Charge, state and local 911 taxes, state and local sales taxes, state communications taxes.

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So what did Nona discover? Check out today’s Ask Laz video for the answer.

If you have a consumer question of your own, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #AskLaz.

 


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