Carrier Property Tax and Federal Regulatory Recovery Fee

This fee is a combined surcharge meant to cover both Property Tax Allocation and the Federal Regulatory Recovery Fee.

The Carrier Property Tax (also sometimes called the Property Tax Allocation) is applied to interstate and international services, fixed monthly charges, and variable usage fees. CenturyLink applies an allocation charge to customers' monthly bills in order to recover a portion of the property taxes it must pay to provide telecommunications services to businesses and homes around the country.


The Federal Regulatory Recovery fee is a percentage of interstate and international usage. It helps recover the amount paid to the federal government for regulatory costs and telecommunication services for the hearing-impaired.

Looking for exact amounts for taxes and fees?

We wish we could simply provide a list! However, there are thousands of possible combinations based on your location and services. For this reason, specific taxes and fees can only be found on your individual bill.  Learn how to view your bill in My CenturyLink. 

Other ways it may appear on the bill

This surcharge may appear on the bill as "Prop TX/Reg Fees/USF Admn".

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