House Bill 2408: Telecommunications Property Tax Reform. MAAO Presentation. Background. Current Telecommunication Property Tax Statutes Date Back to the 1920s AT&T Breakup Local and long distance services split Local service was further divided by regional monopolies
Cities and towns are using a stone-age, Fred Flintstone era Tax Structure…..
….on an Ultra-modern, George Jetson era industry
a means of escape; especially : an ambiguity or omission in the text through which the intent of a statute, contract, or obligation may be evaded.
Why is the property exempt? Because it escaped through a loophole…