This is where the refund comes in. If you had a phone with long distance between 2003 and now you can apply for a refund (with interest!) of that tax. Now you’re probably wondering what hoops you have to jump through to get that. You do have the option of claiming the exact tax, but who knows what that is? You’d need to have all your phone records for that time period to determine the amount owed you. The good news is you also have the option of claiming the standard refund of $30 to $60 on your return based on the amount of exemptions (You, wife, kids) that are on your return.
If you are in a position where you are not filing a return, you can still get the refund by filing form 1040EZ-T.