The CommLaw Group is releasing presentations from its recent participation in the 2015 TeleStrategies Communications Tax conference. These valuable resources are now available for free download to all clients and interested parties:
TAXATION & REGULATORY TREATMENT OF WEB CONFERENCING SERVICES: What a Tangled Web We Weave
- Michael P. Donahue, Partner, Marashlian & Donahue, LLC
- David Rubenstein, CCH Professional Services Team telecommunications tax specialist
If your company sells any service over any technology medium that enables “call bridging” or “audio bridging,” this presentation contains critically important information you need to know about the FCC’s regulatory and state & local tax treatment of these services.
Synopsis: 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.
ASK A LAWYER: Expert Telecom Attorneys Answer Common & Complex Regulatory & Communications Tax Questions
- Jonathan S. Marashlian, Managing Partner
- Allison D. Rule, Partner
- Jackie R. Hankins, Senior Attorney
Synopsis: 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 Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group.