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Old 05-25-2006, 06:01 PM   #1
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Treasury disconnects the telephone tax

The tax was originally put in place on wealthy phone owners to pay for the Spanish-American War.

First the trasury fought this then Treasury Sec Snow said this - "That's the taxpayers' money, and they deserve to have it, not the government," announcing the government's decision to stop fighting companies that have been successfully challenging the tax in court.

Well anyway there may be a refund coming our way plus there is talk about eliminating the fed tax on local calling.

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/nation...one_Taxes.html
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cool ... now I wonder if have long-distance records back to 2003.
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Just contact the NSA...
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just like they said it would be: temporary
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just like they said it would be: temporary
Didnt they say the same thing about the income tax?

Oh yeah, they stop taxing you a little while after you're dead.
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as i recall (not that i was around way back then) the first instance of income tax was indeed temporary ... but having tried it one they couldn't resist doing it again
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