Cell phone Taxes by State

 Most of us complain of the high cell phone taxes which our state charges after their Federal, Local and State taxes. So, how does one reduce their cell phone taxes? Apparently cell phone carriers charge by their customers cell phone number area code and not their billing address. So, in this list, we have cell phone taxes by state listed. Choose the state with the lowest amount of tax and where you might get an address and reduce your cell phone bill.

In this list, all states charge a Federal Excise tax of 3.0% and Federal USF tax of 2.48%. The only cell phone tax that would vary per state is the State-Local Tax. So, here is the list of Cell Phone taxes by State in the United States.

The list is based on

#. State Name: State Local Tax %, Total Cell Phone Tax %, Highest Cell phone tax rank.

NOTE: The higher the Cell phone tax rank the better. In this case, Nevada with rank 51 gives you the lowest cell phone taxes whereas New York with Rank 1 charges the highest cell phone taxes in the country.

1. Alabama 7.45%, Total cell phone tax 12.93%, Rank: 32

2. Alaska  4.05%, Total Cell phone tax 9.53%, Rank: 47

3. Arizona: 11.06%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.54%, Rank: 14

4. Arkansas: 10.21%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.69%, Rank: 19

5. California: 13.18%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 18.66, Rank: 9

6. Colorado: 9.37%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 14.85%, Rank: 23
7. Connecticut: 6.41%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.89%, Rank: 39
8. Delaware: 5.49%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 10.97%, Rank: 44

9. Washingon DC: 12.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 18.05%, Rank: 10

10.  Florida: 16.12%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.60%, Rank: 2

11. Georgia: 7.64%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.12%, Rank: 29

12. Hawaii: 6.14%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.62%, Rank: 40

13. Idaho: 2.23%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 7.71%, Rank: 49

14. Illinois: 15.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.05%, Rank: 4

15. Indiana: 9.62%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.10%, Rank: 21

16. Iowa: 6.53%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.01%, Rank: 36

17. Kansas: 10.32%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.80%, Rank: 17

18. Kentucky: 9.98%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.46%, Rank: 20

19. Louisiana: 4.39% , Total Cell Phone Tax: 9.87%, Rank: 46

20. Maine:6.53%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.01%, Rank: 37

21. Maryland:7.07%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.55%, Rank: 34

22. Massachusetts:5.63%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.11%, Rank: 42

23. Michigan: 7.07%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.55%, Rank: 35

24. Minnesota: 8.10, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.58%, Rank: 25

25. Mississippi: 9.07%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 14.55%, Rank: 24

26. Missouri: 11.12%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.60%, Rank:13

27. Montana: 4.99%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 10.47%, Rank:45

28.  Nebraska: 15.13%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 20.61%, Rank:5

29.  Nevada: 1.14%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 6.62%, Rank:51

30.  New Hampshire: 7.87%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.35%, Rank: 26

31.  New Jersey: 6.00%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.48%, Rank: 41

32.  New Mexico: 7.63% , Total Cell Phone Tax:13.11 %, Rank: 30

33.  New York: 16.23%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.71%, Rank: 1

34.  North Carolina: 7.65%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.13%, Rank: 28

35. North Dakota: 10.94% , Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.42%, Rank: 15

36. Ohio: 7.63%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.11%, Rank: 31

37.  Oklahoma: 9.58%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.06%, Rank: 22

38.  Oregon: 2.27%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 7.75%, Rank: 48

39.  Pennsylvania: 13.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 19.05%, Rank: 8

40.  Rhode Island: 14.07% , Total Cell Phone Tax: 19.55%, Rank: 7

41.  South Carolina: 6.50%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.98%, Rank: 38

42. South Dakota: 12.01, Total Cell Phone Tax: 17.49%, Rank: 11

43.  Tennessee: 11.57%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 17.05%, Rank: 12

44.  Texas: 14.19%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 19.67%, Rank: 6

45.  Utah: 10.25%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 15.73%, Rank: 18

46.  Vermont: 7.27%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 12.75%, Rank: 33

47.  Virginia: 7.75%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 13.23%, Rank: 27

48.  Washington: 16.04%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 21.52%, Rank: 3

49. West Virginia: 1.94%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 7.42%, Rank: 50

50.  Wisconsin: 5.55%, Total Cell Phone Tax: 11.03%, Rank: 43

51.  Wyoming: 10.67, Total Cell Phone Tax: 16.15%, Rank: 16

7. Rhode Island 14.07%, Total cell phone tax 19.55%