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Communications Tax: 3 Critical Steps to Entering Communications Markets in Compliance

Wednesday February 3, 2016
TIME: 2:00pm ET/ 11:00am PT

Getting communications tax compliance right can be a daunting task.

There are over 300 types of telecom taxes, fees, charges, and surcharges imposed on almost 700 different tax bases requiring potentially 48,000 different filings per legal entity across the U.S. in tens of thousands of jurisdictions at the federal, state, and local levels.

We will take a look at the biggest communications tax and regulatory compliance challenges including nexus determination, tax implications for legacy operations, corporate structuring, product bundling, tax data quality and tax treatment configuration.

We'll show you a step-by-step process for implementing an affordable communications tax and regulatory fee compliance program that helps you achieve and remain in compliance based on your particular risk tolerance parameters.

What Attendees will learn:

  • Communications tax and regulatory compliance fundamentals
  • A three-step, pre-market entry process to ensure communications tax and regulatory fee compliance success, while minimizing the complications and adverse economic consequences on legacy business operations
  • Benefits of tax/fee calculation software technology and expertly researched content and how reliance on same reduces audit exposure
  • How addressing the challenges during the pre-entry stage can avoid complications later.

Who should attend:

  • CEOs, CFOs, Tax Directors, Tax Managers, Controllers, Compliance Managers
  • Product Managers, IT Director and IT Managers interested in tax implications
  • Others with an interest in communications tax

Register Today





Mike Sanders
VP - CCH® SureTax®, Wolters Kluwer

Mike Sanders is a seasoned technology professional focused on communications and indirect taxation.  Mike provides the product strategy for CCH® SureTax® Communications and the other products in the Wolters Kluwer portfolio of calculation offerings.  He has 22 years of indirect tax experience focusing on indirect tax solutions.

Prior to Wolters Kluwer, Mike was a founding partner Tax Partners, which revolutionized the indirect tax compliance industry with automation that processed hundreds of thousands of tax returns annually that accounted over a billion dollars in monthly filings.

Mike holds a BBA from Mississippi State University in Business Information Systems.

Jonathan Marashlian
The Commpliance Group

Jonathan Marashlian is the founder and CEO of The Commpliance Group, an industry leading telecommunications consulting firm focused on regulatory, tax and corporate compliance matters.  Mr. Marashlian is also the Managing Partner at Marashlian and Donahue, LLC – The CommLaw Group, a full service law firm serving the comprehensive legal needs of the communications industry.  Mr. Marashlian is well-regarded as an entrepreneurial and visionary attorney thanks to his ability to synthesize complex legal and compliance services and deliver customized solutions that fulfill the needs of communications service providers at every stage of their operational life cycle.

Tim Cook

Tim has extensive telecommunications and operational experience. Prior to BluLogix, he served as Vice President at Votela, a leading distributor for Siemens' OpenScape Cloud Services and a specialized carrier providing voice and unified communications in the cloud. Tim has been key to influencing telecommunications companies to embrace the Cloud Economy.


Peter Bernstein
Senior Editor

Peter Bernstein is a seasoned writer and professional with deep experience in the communications and IT industries. As a top-level industry analyst, Peter has keynoted major technology events and has been cited numerous times by The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, Business Week, Fortune Magazine, ComputerWorld, NetworkWorld, Communications Week, among other publications.

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