I want to use my bank’s bill pay service to pay my Xfinity internet & Mobile services. I need to give the bank the correct account number, but I’m confused about it.
On the Xfinity web page here:
Are my account credentials the same for Xfinity Mobile and Xfinity Internet?
Yes. You have one account number for all your Xfinity services, including Xfinity Mobile.
This is not true for me.
On my January 2019 bill for Xfinity TV & internet, my account has a 16-digit number.
On my January 2019 bill for Xfinity Mobile, my account has a 10-digit number.
Why do my bills show two different account numbers when the Comcast web page says: You have one account number for all your Xfinity services
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How Xfinity Mobile calculates sales taxes can be confusing.
Here's an explanation for anyone who might be interested.
XM has a web page that discusses taxes here:
The page says:
Taxes are based on the value of the line, not usage, so even if you're paying By the Gig and use no data, you will still be taxed for the line.
But the page does not explain these points:
— Sales tax is charged on the “value” of each line, not the COST. Comcast charges a line fee of $10, but the fee is waived for existing Comcast customers. For sales tax purposes the value of the each line is set at $9. S ales tax is charged on $9 per line even when the line fee is waived.
— Sales tax is also charged on some items listed on the bill under “Other charges.” These include Federal Universal Service Fund and Regulatory Recovery Fee.
— Federal law prohibits imposing taxes & fees on data (such as the $12 charge per Gig or $45 for unlimited data). T axes & fees can only be imposed on non-data items such as line fees, talk, texting, etc. This might explain why XM sets the taxable line fee at $9 instead of $10. The other $1 might be regarded as the value of the included 100 MB of data, and therefore is not taxable.
Below are taxes and fees from my bill. I have only one line, but the same charges would apply to each additional line.
1.65 911 Service Surcharge 0.77 Sales tax 0.57 Federal Universal Service Fund 0.07 Regulatory Recovery Fee ——— 3.06 Sales tax is 0.77. Tax rate is 8% where I live.
Here’s how Comcast calculates the tax:
9.00 taxable value of line 0.57 Federal Universal Service Fund 0.07 Regulatory recovery fee ———- 9.64 Taxable amount x 8% ———- 0.77
I think Comcast could do a better job explaining how sales taxes are charged. On the XM page linked above, adding something like this would make things clearer:
For XM customers who also have Xfinity internet service, the monthly line fee of $10 is waived. However, sales taxes are charged on a value of $9 per line even when the line fee is waived. Sales taxes are also charged on certain other fees including Federal Universal Service Fund and Regulatory Recovery Fee. Data charges are not subject to sales taxes.
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