Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

News

County Could Tax Cell Phones

Can you hear me now? Good!  That will soon cost you another $14 a year as Rockland County considers a new tax on cell phones.

Each year more and more people “cut the cord” and switch from land lines to cell phones decreasing the revenue state and local governments get from POTS (plain old telephone service) taxes. Rockland County Executive Scott Vanderhoef has proposed a new tax 30 cent tax on each cell phone line per month to create $400,000 to help cover about half of the cost of the county’s 911 service.

A typical family plan with four cell phones would cost .30 per line per month or $14.40 a year.

There’s a public hearing on Sept. 16 in the Allison-Parris County Office Building in New City at 7p to discuss the proposed legislation.

Sources: RocklandBusiness blog, Journal News



HudsonLinkNyack.com


has customized Hudson Link bus schedules including departure and arrival times for Metro North trains between Tarrytown and Grand Central on routes H07 / H07X.

HudsonLinkNyack.com is a web app to ease your cross river commute from Nyack News And Views.

You May Also Like

The Villages

This week in the Villages: Spring Valley braces against an anonymous push for dissolution. Polio findings in Rockland continue to raise alarms for public...

Nyack People & Places

It’s amazing to consider that Nyack once had a beautiful pristine brook with a rocky bed and deep gullies that flowed year-round. Nyack Brook,...

Arts

The 10th Annual Nyack Film Festival will be screened from August 14-18, 2022. All films are being shown at Hotel Nyack, except for a...

Advertisement