Detailed Description of the Prepaid MTS Surcharge Rate

A detailed breakdown of the Prepaid MTS Surcharge Rate is below. The rate you charge in your area may be higher than 5.90% depending on the local charges that apply there. Visit Rates by County and City to determine the rate to charge in your area.

Components of the Statewide 5.90% Prepaid MTS Surcharge Rate:

Rate Purpose Authority
3.54% Universal Lifeline Telephone Service (ULTS) Public Utilities Code Section 871, et.seq.
0.37% Deaf and Disabled Telecommunications Program (DDTP) Public Utilities Code Section 2881
0.26% California High Cost Fund A (CHCF-A) Public Utilities Code Section 275.6
0.00% California High Cost Fund B (CHCF-B) Public Utilities Code Section 739.3
0.81% California Teleconnect Fund (CTF) Public Utilities Code Section 280
0.00% California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) Public Utilities Code Section 281
0.17% California Public Utilities Commission User Fee Public Utilities Code Section 401, et. seq.
0.75% Prepaid 911 Surcharge Revenue & Taxation Code Section 41030
Total:
5.90% Prepaid MTS Surcharge Rate Revenue & Taxation Code Section 42010