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The Spanish American War lasted for about four months back in 1898.  The US government imposed a 3% tax on telephone service to help pay for it.  It was essentially a tax on the wealthy as the telephone was definitely a luxury item affordable only by the well-to-do.  One hundred and eight years later, they figure it's time to stop collecting

I smell refund!

Dave
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posted on Sunday, May 28, 2006 7:08 AM

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# re: See. That's How They Get You 5/28/2006 2:26 PM Eric Newton
Well, unfortunately, the government isn't going to refund 108 years of tax.

# re: See. That's How They Get You 5/28/2006 5:39 PM Scott
Ironically, the government does this during a time when it is again at war and going in the red....

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