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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.

911 Emergency Service Fee
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 Tax
Federal Universal Service Fund (FUSF) Charge
FiOS Digital Voice (FDV) Administrative Charge
FiOS TV Broadcast Fee
Franchise Related Cost
Long Distance Access Charge
Long Distance Administrative Charge
Miscellaneous surcharges and fees
Municipal Franchise Fee/Right of Way Fee
NY Municipal Construction Surcharge
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
Video Public Educational and Government Grant Fees "PEG Fee"

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