The Property Tax Allocation (also sometimes called the Carrier Property Tax) 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.
Federal Regulatory Recovery Fee
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.
Universal Service Fund (USF) Administrative Fee
This administrative fee is applied to all interstate and international charges to recover internal administrative costs incurred by CenturyLink in conjunction with its Universal Service Fund contributions.