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  • Explanation of Taxes, Fees, Surcharges and Other Charges on Your Bill Taxes, fees, surcharges, and other charges vary based on the products you purchase and your service location. These fees are separated into two sections on your bill:

    • Taxes, Governmental Surcharges and Fees include sales, excise, other taxes, and government surcharges that Verizon is required by law to collect from customers on behalf of local, state, and the federal government. These taxes, surcharges and fees may change from time to time without notice.
    • Verizon Surcharges and Other Charges and Credits are costs the law allows Verizon to pass on to its customers as a surcharge.

    Access Recovery Charge (ARC)
    Carrier Cost Recovery Charge
    Dual Party Relay Service/Telecommunications Relay Service
    Emergency Service Fee for 911 / 911 Surcharge
    Federal Excise Tax
    Federal Subscriber Line Charge
    Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) Charge
    FiOS Digital Voice (FDV) Administrative Charge
    Franchise Related Cost
    Long Distance Access Charge
    Long Distance Administrative Charge
    Miscellaneous surcharges and fees
    Municipal Franchise Fee/Right of Way Fee
    PEG Grant Fee
    PEG Support Fee
    Regional Sports Network Fee
    Regulatory Recovery Fee – Federal
    Right of Way Fee/Municipal Franchise Fee
    State Infrastructure Maintenance Fee
    State and Local Sales Tax/Local Communications Services Tax
    State Sales Tax
    State Transaction Privilege Tax
    State Universal Service Fee
    State Utility Gross Receipts Tax Surcharge/Telecom Services Excise Tax
    Telecommunications Relay Service/Dual Party Relay Service
    Telecom Services Excise Tax/State Utility Gross Receipts Tax Surcharge
    Video Franchise Fee

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