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Business Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2018

Prepaid Mobile Telephony Services Surcharge Collection Act


Section 42012

42012. Exemption from surcharge. (a) For purposes of this section, “state lifeline program” means the program furnishing lifeline voice communication service pursuant to the Moore Universal Telephone Service Act (Article 8 (commencing with Section 871) of Chapter 4 of Part 1 of Division 1 of the Public Utilities Code).

(b) The purchase in a retail transaction in this state of prepaid mobile telephony services, either alone or in combination with mobile data or other services, by a consumer is exempt from the prepaid MTS surcharge if all of the following apply:

(1) The prepaid consumer is certified as eligible for the state lifeline program or federal lifeline program.

(2) The seller is authorized to provide lifeline service under the state lifeline program or federal lifeline program.

(3) The exemption is applied only to the amount paid for the portion of the prepaid mobile telephony service that the lifeline program specifies is exempt from the surcharges and fees that comprise the prepaid MTS surcharge.

History.—Added by Stats. 2014, Ch. 885 (AB 1717), in effect September 30, 2014.