Federal Taxes and Fees

  • Federal Excise Tax - This is a federal tax on the purchase of certain telephone services.  This tax is calculated as a percentage of your telecommunications monthly bill. 

  • Federal Universal Service Fund Surcharge - This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable communications services are available across the country. All telephone service providers and providers of telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers. This charge is calculated as a percentage of your telecommunications monthly bill. The rate is established by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • Federal Regulatory Recovery Fee - Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this charge to recover its direct costs of compliance with federal regulatory requirements. This charge is calculated as a percentage of your telecommunications monthly bill.

  • FCC Regulatory Fee - Voice - Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs in connection with the payment of annual FCC regulatory fees. This fee is calculated as a percentage of your telecommunications monthly bill.

  • Federal Subscriber Line Charge - Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this charge to recover some of the cost of the local network facilities used to serve the customer. This is a monthly flat charge per line for Business Class Phone customers.
     

And all applicable, common state taxes, fees and surcharges which vary from state to state, see below for states in your TWC Region.

Alabama

  • Dual Party Relay System Fund Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All providers of telephone services must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Alabama Utility Gross Receipts Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telecommunications and telephone services.
  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.


Federal Taxes and Fees

Arizona

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • Telecommunications Service Excise Tax – This state tax funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Transaction Privilege Tax – This is a local tax on revenues from telephone and other services. Telephone providers may recover these taxes from subscribers.
  • State Transaction Privilege Tax – This is a state tax on revenues from telephone and other services. Telephone providers may recover these taxes from subscribers.
  • State Universal Service Fund (USF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.


Federal Taxes and Fees

California

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • California Advanced Service Fund (CASF) – This surcharge funds efforts to provide broadband services to areas without them. All providers of telecommunications and telephone services must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • California Relay Service and Communications Device Fund Surcharge (CRSCDF) – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to provide California schools and libraries discounted telecommunications. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • High Cost Fund-A Surcharge (CHCF-A) – This surcharge funds programs that minimize disparities in telephone rates between rural and metropolitan areas in California. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • High Cost Fund-B Surcharge (CHCF-B) – This surcharge funds programs that subsidize carriers of last resort or local exchange carriers that offer basic, local telephone service in high-cost areas. All providers of telephone services must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Local Utility Users Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of utility services.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) –Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • Universal Lifeline Telephone Service Program Surcharge (ULTS) – This surcharge funds discounted telephone service to low-income customers. All providers of telephone services must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.


Federal Taxes and Fees

Colorado

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • 911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Colorado Disabled Telephone User’s Fund Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to enable Colorado residents with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • County / Municipal Sales Tax – This is a county or municipal tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Low-Income Telephone Assistance Program (LiTAP) Surcharge – This surcharge provides telephone services to low-income Colorado residents. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) –Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State Sales Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Universal Service Fund (USF) / High Cost Fund Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.


Federal Taxes and Fees

Hawaii

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • County Surcharge Tax – This county tax supports Oahu’s mass transit system. It is imposed on the purchase of telephones and other services. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying the tax from subscribers.
  • E911 Surcharge – This mandatory surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • General Excise Tax (GET) – This is a state tax on gross revenues from telephone and other services. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying the tax from subscribers.
  • Gross Receipts Tax – This is a state tax on gross receipts from telephone and other services. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying the tax from subscribers.
  • Local Number Portability Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover the costs of providing local number portability, which allows customers to keep their existing local telephone numbers when switching service providers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.


Federal Taxes and Fees

Idaho

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Idaho Telecommunications Service Assistance Program (ITSAP) Surcharge – This surcharge funds subsidized telephone service for low-income, elderly and hearing- or speech-impaired customers. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • State Universal Service Fund (USF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.


Federal Taxes and Fees

Indiana

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Indiana Telephone Relay Access Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Indiana Universal Service Fund (SUSF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Indiana Utility Receipts Tax – This is a tax on the purchase of retail utility services.
  • State Sales Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.  


Federal Taxes and Fees

Kansas

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • State and Local Sales Tax – This reflects state and local taxes on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Universal Service Fund (SUSF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.   


Federal Taxes and Fees

Kentucky

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Kentucky Sales & Use Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Lifeline Support Surcharge – This surcharge funds discounted telephone service to low-income customers. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS)/Telecommunications Access Program (TAP) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Telecommunications Tax – This is a tax on gross revenues from telephone and communications services. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.
  • Utility Gross Receipts Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of utility services.  


Federal Taxes and Fees


Maine

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • ConnectME Fund Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to support and expand access to advanced technology infrastructure throughout the state. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Number Portability Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover the costs of providing local number portability, which allows customers to retain their existing local telephone numbers when switching service providers.
  • Maine Telecommunications Education Access Fund (MTEAF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to provide Internet access in schools and libraries in Maine. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State Service Provider Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Universal Service Fund Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.   


Federal Taxes and Fees

Massachusetts

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Number Portability Fee – This fee is collected by Time Warner Cable Business Class to recover the costs of providing local number portability, which allows customers to retain their existing local telephone numbers when switching service providers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – This fee is collected by Time Warner Cable Business Class to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State Sales Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.    


Federal Taxes and Fees

Missouri

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Business License Tax – This is a local tax on gross receipts of businesses, including telephone companies. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.
  • State and Local Sales Tax – This reflects state and local taxes on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Universal Service Fund (SUSF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.     


Federal Taxes and Fees

Nebraska

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • City of York Gross Receipts Tax – This is a local tax on receipts from the sale of telephone and other services. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Sales Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Nebraska Telephone Assistance Program (NTAP) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Occupation Tax – This is a state tax on businesses, including telephone providers. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.
  • State Sales Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.      


Federal Taxes and Fees

New Hampshire

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Number Portability Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover the costs of providing local number portability, which allows customers to retain their existing local telephone numbers when switching service providers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State Communications Services Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone services.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.       


Federal Taxes and Fees

New Jersey

  • E911 Surcharge - This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • State Sales Tax - This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.       


Federal Taxes and Fees

New York City

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Gross Revenue Recovery Fee – This is a local tax on gross revenues from the provision of telephone and other services. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying the tax from subscribers.
  • Local Number Portability Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover the costs of providing local number portability, which allows customers to retain their existing local telephone numbers when switching service providers.
  • Local Sales Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Local Telecommunications Excise Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone services.
  • Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) Tax – This is a local tax on telephone services provided in the New York Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • School District Sales and Use Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Sales Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Telecommunications Excise Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone services.        


Federal Taxes and Fees

Upstate New York

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Gross Revenue Recovery Fee – This is a local tax on gross revenues from the provision of telephone and other services. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying the tax from subscribers.
  • Local Number Portability Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover the costs of providing local number portability, which allows customers to retain their existing local telephone numbers when switching service providers.
  • Local Sales Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Local Telecommunications Excise Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone services.
  • Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District (MCTD) Tax – This is a local tax on telephone services provided in the New York Metropolitan Commuter Transportation District. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • School District Sales and Use Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Sales Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Telecommunications Excise Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone services.         


Federal Taxes and Fees

North Carolina

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • Combined General Rate (Telecom Sales Tax) – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone services.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.        


Federal Taxes and Fees

Ohio

  • E911 Surcharge - This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) -Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State and Local Sales Tax - This reflects state and local taxes on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Recovery Fee - This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.        


Federal Taxes and Fees

South Carolina

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to facilitate the provision of emergency services to your community.
  • License Tax – This reflects the municipal business license tax on the sale of telecommunications services.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State Universal Service Fund (USF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • State and Local Sales Tax – This reflects state and local taxes on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All providers of telephone services must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Telecommunications Tax Collections Program (TTCP) Business License Tax – This is a state tax on telephone companies. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.         


Federal Taxes and Fees

Tennessee

  • E911 Surcharge - This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • State and Local Sales Tax - This reflects state and local taxes on the purchase of telephone and other services.          


Federal Taxes and Fees

Texas

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • E911 Equalization Surcharge – This state surcharge is used to fund emergency services in portions of the state without sufficient funding from local sources.
  • E911 Surcharge – This local surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • E911 Trunk Lines Surcharge – This government surcharge is imposed on the purchase of trunk line services and used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Metropolitan Transit Authority / City Transit Department Tax – This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Municipal Right-of-Way Fee – This local fee is imposed on telephone companies that use municipal rights-of-way. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this fee from subscribers.
  • TX PUC Recovery Fee –Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State Cost Recovery Fee – This surcharge recovers telephone company expenses associated with mandated Texas state franchise taxes.
  • State and Local Sales Taxes – This includes the state and local or municipal taxes on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Universal Service Fund (USF) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.              


Federal Taxes and Fees

Virginia

  • Broadcast Surcharge Fee – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to defray the costs of providing access to local broadcast or network affiliated stations.
  • Local Right-of-Way Use Fee – This is a fee that telephone service providers are required to collect from subscribers to cover the costs of using certain local rights-of-way.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) – Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • E911 Surcharge – This state tax is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • State Communications Sales Tax – This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone services.           


Federal Taxes and Fees

Washington

  • E911 Surcharge – This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Utility Excise Tax – This is a tax on all telephone providers operating in Washington. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) –Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State and Local Sales Tax – This reflects state and local taxes on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Washington Telephone Assistance Program (WTAP) Surcharge – This surcharge funds programs that provide subsidized telephone services to low-income, elderly and hearing- or speech-impaired customers. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.            


Federal Taxes and Fees

West Virginia

  • E911 Surcharge - This government surcharge is used to provide emergency services to your community.
  • Local Excise Tax - This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) -Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • Telecommunications Relay Service (TRS) Surcharge - This surcharge funds programs that enable people with hearing or speech impediments to communicate by telephone. All telephone service providers must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.            


Federal Taxes and Fees

Wisconsin

  • Local Number Portability Fee - Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its costs of providing local number portability, which allows customers to retain existing local telephone numbers when switching service providers.
  • Local Sales Tax - This is a local tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • Police & Fire Protection Fee - This state-mandated tax on communications service providers is used to support continued funding of police and fire protection services.
  • Regulatory Recovery Fee (State) -Time Warner Cable Business Class collects this fee to recover its direct costs of complying with various state regulatory requirements.
  • State Sales Tax - This is a state tax on the purchase of telephone and other services.
  • State Universal Service Fund (USF) Surcharge - This surcharge funds programs to ensure affordable telephone services throughout the state. All providers of telephone service and telecommunications must contribute and may recover these contributions from subscribers.
  • Telecommunications Tax - This is a tax on public utility company gross revenues. Telephone providers may recover the costs of paying this tax from subscribers.             


Federal Taxes and Fees

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