Join Us at TeleStrategies 2013 Communications Tax Seminar in Orlando – Contact Us Now for Free Pass


You are cordially invited to join The CommLaw Group and The Commpliance Group at the TeleStrategies Communications Taxation 2013 seminar being held in Orlando, Florida at the Peabody Hotel from May 21-23.


As a sponsor with 3 registered speakers, TeleStrategies has graciously offered our firm 3 free, all access guest passes.  Contact Jonathan Marashlian at  if you would like to receive a complimentary pass.  First come, first served.

Learn about our “Cloud Commpliance Solution” in the Exhibit Hall and meet with several of our professionals following their presentations on FCC regulation of Non-Interconnected VoIP and other one-way VoIP servies and USF Exemption Rules:

Regulatory and Tax Issues Impacting Non-Interconnected VOIP and Other “One-way” VOIP Services

Generally speaking, Non-Interconnected VoIP services include one-way VoIP services and other Internet-based technologies that facilitate the transmission of voice communications without touching the public switched network. Ever since Congress passed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA), the legal debate as to whether Non-Interconnected VoIP services constituted communications technology or information technology has all but been settled, as Non-Interconnected VoIP services have been declared a communications technology thus subjecting such services to a complex universe of regulations and, potentially, communications taxes. This session of legal experts will describe a variety of Non-Interconnected VoIP services and discuss the known universe of regulatory requirements which currently apply. Our panel will also address taxation of Non-Interconnected VoIP services.

Michael P. Donahue — Partner, Marashlian & Donahue, Allison D. Rule — Senior Attorney, Marashlian & Donahue

Managing Exemptions – Minimizing Exposure

Managing tax exemptions — such as ETCs, government agencies and non-profits — is remarkably complex. Often due to systems and business process limitations, many providers are forced to collect and remit all taxes thus creating risks and financial exposures. Unfortunately, retail exemptions are only half of the battle since providers must also manage Wholesaler-Reseller relationships to ensure proper exemption from supplier pass-throughs of USF and other regulatory fees. This panel will look at both retail and wholesaler exemptions, and discuss how to minimizing tax exposure using customer exemption management processes and controls. The panel will also look at the FCCs “Carrier’s Carrier Rule” and USAC, as the carrier exemption process is in the midst of a monumental shift from “entity-wide” to “service-specific” exemptions; a change which, if implemented, will impact every entity in the service delivery chain.

Jonathan S. Marashlian — Managing Partner, Marashlian & Donahue
David J. Rubenstein, CPA — Manager, Corporate Professional Services, Telecommunications & Utility Tax, CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
Mike Sanders — Chief Technology Strategist, SureTax
Joe Solana — President, GSAssociates

You can view the full agenda on the TeleStrategies website a

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