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Telecommunications Tax and Regulatory Compliance

We understand that addressing communications services tax and regulatory compliance requires specialized knowledge and experience and can quickly drain your organization’s resources.

Our team of tax professionals can help you maintain compliance, maximize incentives, and address tax burdens from pre- to post-launch—through every stage of growth.

Supporting a Range of Telecommunications Companies

EisnerAmper has extensive experience working with telecommunications companies ranging from startups to large national carriers, including:

  • ISPs
  • Wireline (LEC, CLEC, and IXCs)
  • VoIP
  • Non-interconnected VoIP
  • Wireless and MVNO
  • Cable Operators
  • Infrastructure Providers

How We Help

EisnerAmper provides comprehensive planning and compliance support for communications service providers in a variety of stages, including pre-launch services - licensing, registrations, and ongoing compliance services, including Federal, state, and local tax and regulatory fee reporting.

  • Communications Tax and Fee Compliance
  • Taxability of Services Determinations
  • Registration Services
    • Federal - FCC and USAC
    • Secretary of State, Including Registered Agent Services and Annual Reporting
    • State Public Service Commissions (PSC) / Public Utility Commissions (PUC)
    • Department of Revenue
    • Local Taxing Jurisdictions
  • Communications Tax Controversy and Audit Defense
  • Exposure Mitigation via Voluntary Disclosure Filings
  • Refund Reviews: Purchases of Services for Resale and Equipment Purchases
  • Procurement Solutions and Tax Planning
  • Billing System / Tax Engine Selection, Integration, and Implementation
  • Exemption Certificate Management: Customer and Vendor Exemptions
  • Due Diligence: Communications Tax and Fee Compliance Reviews

Taxes and Fees Filed

  • Federal USF and Related Program Fees
  • Sales and Use
  • Gross Receipts
  • Licenses Tax
  • Communications Services Tax
  • Utility Users
  • Excise Tax
  • Business and Occupation
  • E911
  • PUC/PSC Annual Reports
  • State USF and TRS Surcharge
  • Right-of-Way
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Our Professionals

Our team has decades of experience in the communications industry, including former industry professionals, along with career sales and transactions tax and communications regulatory compliance professionals. They maintain advanced credentials and stay current on the latest trends and regulations via webinars, conferences, and other continuing education.  

What's on Your Mind?

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Scotty Amos

Scotty Amos is a Partner in the firm's Tax Services Group and has over 25 years of experience in providing Tax services. 

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