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Communications Taxation - Online Training and Virtual Sessions!

"USF 101" Live Webinar, 11AM August 18th - free and open to everyone! CPE will be available to folks who have attended a TeleStrategies Communications Taxation Conference in the past, or those registered for the April 26-28, 2021 event. Click here for registration information and detailed agenda.

About Communications Taxation Virtual:

Because Communications Taxation 2020 was postponed to April 26-28, 2021, we decided to take what sessions we could and host them virtually as a way to keep our community up to date on the key tax and regulatory compliance issues throughout the year, as well as host additional training / reference materials that we can't normally include in person.

Most of the 2020 speakers are planning to participate. Sessions will be video recordings and posted below as they become available, on a rolling basis, starting early August through September. Pease check back often and look for our email promotions for updates.

All virtual sessions are available to registered 2020 or 2021 Communications Taxation attendees at no additional charge. Simply click on the session you want to watch in the catalog below, and log in using your email/confirmation number on your registration receipt sent to you when you registered for the tax program. If you are not registered, simply register for the 2021 conference (link on the left frame) and your account to the video system will be automatically set up.

We will also be giving live presentations (in a webinar format) occasionally. Live webinars will be open to anyone, then archived here after the event - along with any supporting materials for future reference.

Please feel free to email me suggested topics and I will look for a speaker to cover the material as a webinar, and/or archive as a virtual session.

Dr. Matthew Lucas, Program Chair

Communications Taxation Virtual Sessions

Online Webinar: USF 101 Workshop
Date: August 18, 2020
Time: 11:00 AM- 12:00 PM New York Time, Eastern USA Time

Universal Service Fund (USF) issues have long plagued the telecommunications industry and usually take emerging operators by surprise. This webinar is part one of a three part workshop series on USF. Part one is intended to provide a comprehensive overview of USF contributions and cover the key issues impacting reporting your revenues that are the basis for USF fees. Key topics include: issues in properly classifying services; breaking out revenues by jurisdiction; Form 499 and related instructions; and common pitfalls for each. The session will be interactive, leaving plenty of opportunity for Q&A. Part two and three of this workshop series will cover USAC audits, case studies and directions in USF policy.  

The USF webinar series is suited for experienced telecommunications tax personnel involved with USF regulatory compliance activities, as well as new entrants offering (or looking to offer) telecommunications services and VoIP services. 

Click here for the detailed webinar agenda.
You must pre-register for the live webinar. Cick here.

Speaker: Danielle Frappier, Davis Wright Tremaine

The live webinar is free and open to all. It will be recorded and available here after the event, but the archived version will only be made available to registered Communications Taxation attendees.