There is a city tax of some kind. RantWoman is going to assume that the city tax somehow helps pay the person who collected these various resources.
Has RantWoman availed herself of the opportunity to have hours and hours of geek fun mastering every detail? Not yet.
There’s an FCC guide to understanding your bill at the link below this You can also call them at 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322); TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322) to file a complaint or ask for alternate formats of the information. Requests for alternate formats of FCC information can also be requested by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Another source of information is the Washington State Utilities and Transportation Commission or WUTC that regulates carriers in the state. They have a consumer help number too. Here’s the site and the contact info:
WUTC Consumer Protection Help Line http://www.#.wa.gov
Toll Free: 1-888-333-9882 Email: email@example.com
Here’s a pretty good article about the wireless charges. http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/10/technology/mobile/wireless-taxes/
They say that Americans pay an average of 17.2% in taxes on their cell phone bills http://money.cnn.com/2013/07/10/technology/mobile/wireless-taxes/index.html ;, and that it’s 24.4% in Washington State. My guess is that is in part because we don’t have an income tax and so other taxes here tend to be higher.