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Those pesky taxes that slip onto cable bills

August 14, 2013|By David Lazarus

Nona was looking at her cable bill recently and spotted a $3 charge she didn't recognize. Her cable company said it was a new state tax.

Nona wants to know: Can they do that? Can the state just slip new taxes into your cable bill?

It won't come as a surprise to cable and satellite TV customers that fees and taxes make up a hefty portion of their bill.

For example, there's the Universal Connectivity Charge, state and local 911 taxes, state and local sales taxes, state communications taxes.

So what did Nona discover? Check out today's Ask Laz video for the answer.

If you have a consumer question of your own, email me at asklaz@latimes.com or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #AskLaz.

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