Verizon Must Pay Pa. Taxes On Phone Line Setup, Repairs

By Alex Wolf (November 19, 2015, 8:21 PM EST) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday affirmed a finding that Verizon must pay taxes for fees from installing private phone lines and providing directory assistance services and reversed a ruling that the company could avoid paying taxes for certain non-recurring charges related to repair and maintenance of phone lines.

In a 3-2 vote, the state's top jurists agreed with a 2013 Commonwealth Court decision that Verizon Pennsylvania Inc. is unable to dodge gross receipt taxes for any revenue it received from the transmission of telephone messages as it relates to the sale of private lines and directory assistance services to its...

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