Join Us at TeleStrategies 2015 Communications Tax Seminar in Orlando


You are cordially invited to join The CommLaw Group and The Commpliance Group at the TeleStrategies Communications Taxation 2015 seminar being held in Orlando, Florida at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort from May 13-15.  TeleStrategies’ annual Communications Taxation Conference brings together the nation’s top tax professionals to address the challenging and amazingly complex domain of telecommunications taxation.  For additional details, visit:

While attending the event you can learn more about The Commpliance Group’s “Compliance Risk Management” and other fixed-fee, subscription-based Regulatory, Tax and Corporate compliance services.  Also take the opportunity to meet with several of The CommLaw Group’s professionals following their presentations. 

Thursday, May 14 — 11:15-12:15 — Taxation & Regulatory Treatment of Web Conferencing Services: What a Tangled Web We Weave

In the aftermath of the InterCall audit – and the subsequent adverse decision by the US Court of Appeals against The Conference Group and Webex – there is much confusion regarding tax/fee application for web conferencing service. Further muddying the waters are the traditional conferencing providers – currently subject to FUSF and other regulatory fees – urging the FCC to level the playing field by subjecting integrated web-based conferencing/collaboration services to similar treatment. This session will look at the current state of web conferencing taxes/fees; the basis for the FCC’s jurisdiction over “adjunct” components of web and cloud services; the additional layer of complexity resulting from various companies determining its individual regulatory policy based upon the nature of their service offerings and risk tolerance; and finally, the presenters will look at State DOR developments and their impact on web conferencing.

David J. Rubenstein, CPA — Corporate Professional Services Senior Manager, Wolters Kluwer 
Michael P. Donahue — Partner, Marashlian & Donahue, LLC

Thursday, May 14 — 11:15-12:15 — Ask a Lawyer! No questions are off-limits during this unique opportunity to get straight answers regarding the complex and confounding regulatory and telecom tax issues

Are you struggling to understand conflicting, unclear or uncertain FCC rules & regulations? Worried about a potential USAC Audit, FCC Enforcement Action or state Telecom Tax Audit? Questioning how your services should be treated from a tax/regulatory perspective? This is your chance to have your questions and concerns answered by the co-chairs of the Communication Taxes & Fees practice group at The CommLaw Group. Bring your questions with you. Or, if you would like a specific question answered with a specific response, please email your issues in advance to request you may remit questions confidentially, with no attribution to your company; simply indicate your preference when submitting).

Jonathan S. Marashlian — Managing Partner
Allison D. Rule – Partner

We look forward to seeing you there!  If you plan on attending and would like to schedule some time to meet, please do not hesitate to contact Jonathan, Allison, Michael or Jackie.

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