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Taxes and Fees

How much will I pay in taxes and fees with Lucid Communications?
Lucid Communications cannot provide an exact amount of taxes billed to your account prior to the invoice that is generated and sent to the email address on file. Items such as line additions, overage charges, and equipment may change the amount of taxes charged to your account each month.

You will see two types of taxes on your Lucid Communications invoice: Universal Service Fee (USF) & Regulatory Recovery Fee (RRF). Both taxes fluctuate each quarter and are designated by the FCC. Every phone company has FCC taxes and there is, unfortunately, no way to remove taxes from your Lucid Communications recurring subscription fees.

What is the Regulatory Recovery Fee?
The Regulatory Recovery Fee, or RRF, is intended to offset certain costs incurred by Lucid Communications in providing your phone service. These costs include supporting services such as state or local universal service, providing disability access and certain state and local sales, use and telephone taxes. The Regulatory Recovery Fee is $1.50 per phone line per month. An additional pro-rated percentage may be added for any virtual number on your account.

Does Lucid Communications charge customers the Universal Service Fee ('USF')?
All customers are billed for the Universal Service Fee. The rate is regulated by the FCC and changes quarterly. The proposed USF rate for the first quarter of 2023 is 32.6%. The proposed second quarter rate for 2023 is 29.0%. Info can be found here, https://www.fcc.gov/general/contribution-factor-quarterly-filings-universal-service-fund-usf-management-support.

What if I'm tax exempt?
Customers with a tax-exempt status are still responsible for service fees, including the RRF and USF. If the necessary paperwork is received in our office indicating you are tax-exempt, you will not be required to pay sales or excise tax.

Do non-profit organizations pay tax?
Non-profit organizations are not required to pay taxes with Lucid Communications once the proper paperwork has been completed. If you're a non-profit organization and have service with Lucid Communications, please send your W-9 to [email protected].

Conder Enterprises dba Lucid Communications tax ID is 86-1310621.

Updated on March 28, 2023

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