Calif Idiots want to tax Voip

Discussion in 'VOIP' started by Airperson@nowhere.biz, Oct 5, 2003.

  1. Guest

    The California Pubic Ulitilites Commission has served notice on Vonage
    and other Voip companies that they have to submit applications to become
    California telephone companies.

    Being a advid watcher of the California Commission for years, I can
    safely say the only thing they want are the various California taxes on
    telephone service to apply to California Voip users.

    In my case, although I am a resident of California, my Vonage telephone
    number is in Ohio. I suppose if I move my service address to my
    daugher's home in Cleveland, Emperor Gray Davis's socialist storm
    troopers will raid her house.
     
    , Oct 5, 2003
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  2. NO SPAMMERS Guest

    wrote:

    > The California Pubic Ulitilites Commission has served notice on Vonage
    > and other Voip companies that they have to submit applications to become
    > California telephone companies.
    >
    > Being a advid watcher of the California Commission for years, I can
    > safely say the only thing they want are the various California taxes on
    > telephone service to apply to California Voip users.
    >
    > In my case, although I am a resident of California, my Vonage telephone
    > number is in Ohio. I suppose if I move my service address to my
    > daugher's home in Cleveland, Emperor Gray Davis's socialist storm
    > troopers will raid her house.


    I am using my one VoIP and Calif can't tax me :)

    --
    NO_SPAMMERS
     
    NO SPAMMERS, Oct 6, 2003
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  3. Pete Harris Guest

    wrote

    > The California Pubic Ulitilites Commission has served notice on Vonage
    > and other Voip companies that they have to submit applications to become
    > California telephone companies.
    >
    > Being a advid watcher of the California Commission for years, I can
    > safely say the only thing they want are the various California taxes on
    > telephone service to apply to California Voip users.


    I bet Vonage is going to lose this one. On
    http://www.vonage.com/corporate/aboutus_fastfacts.php
    Vonage has confessed to a strong "presence" in the Golden State:

    Regional Data Center Locations
    San Jose, CA Los Angeles, CA Indianapolis, IN
    Dallas, TX Houston, TX Milwaukee, WI
    Cambridge, MA Atlanta, GA
    Chicago, IL Philadelphia, PA
    Denver, CO Nashville, TN
    Newark, NJ Burbank, CA
    New York, NY Greensboro, NC

    California will apply every possible tax it can get away with,
    including some no doubt in conflict with the US Constitution's
    proscription against levys on interstate commerce.

    I guess it's probably fair for California to be consistent.
    Personally, I'd prefer no taxes, state or federal, on phone calls of
    any type. It's just a money grab.

    - Pete
     
    Pete Harris, Oct 6, 2003
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  4. Guest

    Pete Harris wrote:

    >
    >
    > I bet Vonage is going to lose this one. On
    > http://www.vonage.com/corporate/aboutus_fastfacts.php
    > Vonage has confessed to a strong "presence" in the Golden State:
    >
    > Regional Data Center Locations
    > San Jose, CA Los Angeles, CA Indianapolis, IN
    > Dallas, TX Houston, TX Milwaukee, WI
    > Cambridge, MA Atlanta, GA
    > Chicago, IL Philadelphia, PA
    > Denver, CO Nashville, TN
    > Newark, NJ Burbank, CA
    > New York, NY Greensboro, NC
    >
    > California will apply every possible tax it can get away with,
    > including some no doubt in conflict with the US Constitution's
    > proscription against levys on interstate commerce.


    Yeah, but the tax will appear on the customer's bill. Doesn't seem quite
    right when I have my Cleveland, Ohio number working on my DSL in Hawaii for
    several weeks, then in Arizona at times, then California at times.
     
    , Oct 7, 2003
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  5. Hugo Drax Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > The California Pubic Ulitilites Commission has served notice on Vonage
    > and other Voip companies that they have to submit applications to become
    > California telephone companies.
    >
    > Being a advid watcher of the California Commission for years, I can
    > safely say the only thing they want are the various California taxes on
    > telephone service to apply to California Voip users.
    >
    > In my case, although I am a resident of California, my Vonage telephone
    > number is in Ohio. I suppose if I move my service address to my
    > daugher's home in Cleveland, Emperor Gray Davis's socialist storm
    > troopers will raid her house.


    Thats why california sucks. I prefer living in the US not the state of
    california.
     
    Hugo Drax, Oct 8, 2003
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  6. Guest

    Hugo Drax wrote:

    >
    >
    > Thats why california sucks. I prefer living in the US not the state of
    > california.


    Can't argue with that. But, some of us have no effective choice especially
    since soon-to-be-former King Davis had our U.S. citizenships cancelled. ;-)
     
    , Oct 8, 2003
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