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Communications Taxation '24
Pre-Conference Half-Day Workshop
May 1, 2024

"Understanding USF" Workshop

Wednesday, May 1, 2024 -- 1:00PM - 4:30PM (Half Day)

3 CPE Credits

This workshop is included with regular conference fee.

This workshop explores the Universal Service Fund (USF) issues that have long plagued telecommunications and emerging operators. Six leading attorneys in the field will discuss basic principles and current issues impacting the determination of carrier contributions to the USF, including: the basic principles involved in determining the appropriate revenue base upon which to base the USF contribution; issues involved in classifying services and related revenues as telecommunications versus information services; methodologies used to determine telecommunications revenues by jurisdiction; the Form 499 and related instructions, highlighting key compliance areas; the USF audit process and common issues; USF-related issues to consider in connection with merger & acquisitions; and USF policy updates.

This session is suited for both experienced telecommunications tax personnel involved with USF regulatory compliance activities, as well as new entrants offering (or looking to offer) telecommunications services as part of their overall service package.



Introductory Session – USF Basics, Form 499

Navigating Difficult Issues

The Regulatory and Tax Compliance Ecosystem

Transactional/Corporate Implications of the USF: Mergers, Acquisitions and USF Diligence 

Q&A Throughout

Dress is business casual.