How Illinois Ranks: Wireless Taxes

Does Illinois make the list of states with the highest monthly wireless tax rates in the United States? With more and more Americans giving up their landlines and relying predominately on wireless phone service for home and work, cellular telephones and other wireless devices have become big business – not only for their manufacturers and carriers – but for states who levy taxes and fees to generate revenue from it.

The following totals represent the combined State-Local tax rates on monthly wireless service; excluding the federal wireless tax rate of 5.60% which applies equally to all states.  Here then, are the Top 10: