Annual Property Tax Recovery Fee

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Why was I never notified that I would be billed for Annual Property Tax Recovery Fee of $4.20? And why am I now having to pay for this?
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Debby Hartman

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Posted 2 years ago

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Been happening for years. And I have read similar complaints for years.

Wish they would just roll it in the monthly lease fee cost and be done with it.
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Gwen

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@ex , sure ill try it , can u give me a link to it please?
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Gwen

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@ex , sure ill try it , can u give me a link to it please?  and yes they deleted a few of my post , but i think i spread the word around enough that the majority of regular users and even a few others now know they have other options than just being stuck with viasat lol hope i helped a few ppl with it
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Jab

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@Gwen

You have been to www.dslreports.com before...just login, and there is a message in your inbox...top left side

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Jab

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@CO....still missing it

What is stated can represent two interpretations...words/deeds are important, but slick Willy is all about presentation.  I'm aware there is a lounge, so to speak, for those "special people" here. From my conversations with a corporate person, I'm aware of their concerns about image presentation.  What was that you said, "Undoubtedly somebody from on high dropped the hammer."  I would never mention his name.

Btw, here's a way to generate "fake faces," for those who need one.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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The Walrus speaks true.

When the 150GB policy change happened we sort of gave a little space to let folks vent and simply put it got out of hand so a little clean-up and purging happened and will continue to happen.

To be blunt this is a Viasat operated and controlled forum FOR Viasat customers to help with current Viasat issues. Posts were being hijacked with unrelated discussions, solicitations were popping up and we're not allowing it as it's a blatant violation of forum rules. There's plenty of other places to do that. Not here.
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Amanda Goller Wilson

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I went with Excede last September and this last bill is the first time I've EVER been charged this fee. Why wasn't I ever charged with it before if it's supposedly been going on for years???
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Old Labs (VS1-329-L12FZ)

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Because it's assessed on a yearly basis (not monthly) right about this time (or January) for most like most property taxes - this would be your 1st iteration if you went with Exede in September.
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It is only charged once a year, per the requirements of your state, municipality. Many states do not assess this fee, others do.
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Brad, Viasat Employee

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Hi Guys

We see this pop up every year around this time. Here's everything you will need to know about what the fee is, why we charge it and what states will see it:

https://help.viasat.com/articles/General/What-s-the-Property-Tax-Recovery-Fee
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Alice Parris

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I read the link you provided about the property tax recovery fee and it explicitly states the tax is on leased equipment.  My equipment was purchased, not leased, about 10 years ago.  Why am I being charged this fee?
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J&J

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Alice...

See the response from  Matt B, Viasat Employee to Debby in the post above yours.
 
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Alice Parris

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Thanks, I sent an email and Matt answered promptly letting me know that I should not have been charged this fee since I own the equipment.  Credit for the charges is in process for my next bill.
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Alice, 

I have your email and have responded.
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Steve Frederick-VS1/Beam314, Champion

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Alice, you do not own the Viasat equipment, or modem. You paid for a lifetime lease, thereby you are not paying the $9.99 per month lease fee, but you did not purchase the equipment.
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Jab

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RE: "Why was I never notified..."

As a court would say, its your responsibility to know the laws/ordinances/etc.

And yes, those who make them use 'backdoor' taxes" these days, and then proclaim, "I didn't raise your property taxes."

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