[Request for Advance Decision Concerning Federal Agencies' Payment of Fee for 911 Emergency Number]

B-215735: Sep 26, 1986

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The Social Security Administration (SSA) requested a decision regarding whether it was liable to the State of Maryland and Maryland counties for an emergency telephone service fee imposed by state law. GAO held that the fee constituted a state tax from which SSA was constitutionally immune. Accordingly, SSA should deduct the fee from its telephone bills.

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