Verizon On Hook For Pa. Phone Line Taxes: Appeals Court

Law360, Philadelphia (July 8, 2013, 3:36 PM EDT) -- A Pennsylvania appeals court ruled Friday that while the state could tax Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. for revenue received by providing telephone and directory assistance services to customers, the company was not required to pay taxes on one-time service fees.

Sitting en banc, the Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court issued a precedential decision finding that prior holdings by the state's Supreme Court meant that any revenue received from the transmission of telephone messages was subject to the state's gross receipts tax, and that service fees incurred by customers for...
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