Home and business internet service and that provided by cell phone carriers could cost more after December 11th. Scott Mackey is the co-author of the Wireless Taxation in the United States 2014 Report and says for more than a dozen years there has been a moratorium preventing state and local taxes on internet access. Mackey says the concern is if the moratorium expires then states and local governments can decide this is a telecom service and taxes and fees will then be charged.
Mackey says the U-S House of Representatives already passed a bill continuing the moratorium and there is a lot of support for a similar bill in the U-S Senate. However, Mackey worries it could get tied up with other issues in the rush to adjournment during the lame duck Congress.
Nebraska already has the second highest tax and fee rates on wireless use in the nation.