Taxes & Fees Calculation
Is there someplace to find how each tax and fee is calculated? I have 2 lines on a mobile share plan and recently added the $15 international calling option to one of the lines. When I compare the individual taxes and fees between the 2 lines on my new bill, I see some are flat charges that are constant (e.g., 911 fees), but for the variable rate fees, there doesn't appear to be any correlation percentage-wise to the total charges. For instance, line 1 has a Federal Universal Service Charge of $0.98, while line 2 (with the extra $15 int'l option) has a FUSC of $5.75. Similarly, state and city sales taxes do not appear to be purely percentage-based either: line 1 state sales tax is $0.70, while line 2 is $2.05. Is there some kind of sliding scale? I find it extremely frustrating not being able to determine how these are all calculated and whether they are correct. Thanks.