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What's the Annual Property Tax Recovery Fee?

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A description of annual fees to recover property taxes on your equipment, states that collect it and dates it's assessed.


You may have noticed a once-a-year added fee on your invoice for Viasat service. The “Annual Property Tax Recovery Fee” is charged one time each year, and is listed under the “Taxes, Surcharges and Fees” section of your invoice.

The annual one-time charge is a fee to cover the associated costs of our company paying for property taxes on the leased equipment installed at your home (modem, TRIA, dish).

The Property Tax Recovery Fee varies from county to county and state to state, and is based on the county in which you have service. It’s also based in part on the cost and age of the equipment.

The month in which the fee appears on your bill may also vary, depending on the state.

The charge isn’t refundable and can’t be prorated if you ever decide to disconnect your Viasat service.


 
The Annual Property Tax Recovery Fee may affect the states listed below.
The fee is charged once a year, and is listed on your invoice under the “Taxes, Surcharges and Fees” section.
The following is provided as a guide; you'd need to double-check with your state to confirm what month the tax is assessed.


One-time taxes may be assessed between January - April in the following states:
Alaska
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Florida
Georgia
Idaho
Indiana
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Massachusetts
Maryland
Michigan
Missouri
Mississippi
Montana
North Carolina
Nebraska
New Mexico
Oklahoma
Oregon
Rhode Island
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia (except Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties)*
Washington
Wisconsin
Wyoming


One-time taxes may be assessed between July - October in the following areas :
Nevada
*Virginia’s Charlotte and Mecklenburg counties
West Virginia
District of Columbia
 

One time taxes may be assessed between October - December in the following states:
Alabama
Connecticut


One time taxes may be assessed between March - June in:
South Carolina

One time taxes may be assessed between April - July in:
Vermont
Maine

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