We apply taxes, surcharges and fees to your Boost Infinite service based on rates decided by federal, state and local laws.
The Federal Universal Service Fund supports the telecommunications needs of consumers living in high-cost service areas, low-income households, schools, libraries and rural healthcare providers. The amount we charge you is meant to recover our contribution to the fund. The FCC adjusts the amount we are required to contribute each quarter and therefore, we may adjust the amount charged on your bill to account for these changes. For more information on the Federal Universal Service Fund, please visit https://www.fcc.gov/general/universal-service.
The Regulatory Cost Recovery Fee is charged to recover the following regulatory costs incurred by Boost Infinite: Federal Telecommunications Relay Service, (Federal TRS) various FCC Regulatory fees and the cost to comply with other federal regulatory programs.
State and local charges vary depending on your place of primary use. Some of the more common charges, which may or may not appear on your bill, include:
Taxes assessed by state, county or city governments on telephone services that are imposed on the consumer. Boost Infinite is required to collect and remit these taxes to the applicable government authority.
A dedicated tax that provides funds for the communications systems that support emergency and quick response police, fire and ambulance services with identification of phone number and location. These are imposed on the consumer. Boost Infinite is required to collect and remit these taxes to the applicable government authority.
These taxes are assessed outside the scope of states, counties or cities and are used for transit districts, stadium districts and other special purpose tax districts. They are imposed on the consumer. Boost Infinite is required to collect and remit these taxes to the applicable government authority.
These taxes are applied similar to sales and use taxes, but are specifically applied to communication services including wireless telephone service. They are imposed on the consumer. Boost Infinite is required to collect and remit these taxes to the applicable government authority.
These taxes are assessed by state, county or city governments on wireless telephone service. Amounts charged by Boost Infinite are remitted to the applicable government authority.
Depending on the location of your place of primary use, certain State and Local regulatory surcharges may be applied to recover costs incurred by Boost Infinite for State regulatory requirements. These charges are generally meant for reimbursement of taxes imposed on Boost Infinite that we are choosing to pass on to the consumer. These include, but are not limited to the following:
These surcharges help to keep basic exchange rates affordable to all customers who live in the state. Funds collected are remitted to the state utility commission. Please note, the Texas Universal Service Fund assessment rate has been increased from 3.3% to 24% effective August 1, 2022.
The California PUC has adopted a new surcharge mechanism to fund the State’s Universal Service Public Purpose Programs. Effective 4/1/2023, each wireless line will be subject to a surcharge of $1.11 per month. Here is a link to more information about the change and what the surcharge is used to fund.
This surcharge helps to fund relay centers that assist hearing and speech impaired individuals make and receive phone calls. Funds collected are remitted to the appropriate government authority administering the fund.
Certain jurisdictions assess an excise tax on telecommunication services. Funds collected from this surcharge are remitted to the applicable government authority assessing the tax.
If you have any questions about the taxes or fees you are charged, please email us [email protected].
Updated 3 months ago