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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Voluntary Disclosure Agreements

TeleStrategies' 16th Annual Communications Taxation Conference

MAY 13-15, 2015 • ORLANDO, FL


Telecommunications companies are faced with an increasing array of state and local taxes, including sales taxes, transaction taxes, and gross receipts taxes. To complicate matters, many telecommunication companies are not even aware that they are subject to these various taxes, which potentially subjects the companies to a hefty assessment for tax, penalties and interest. Companies can mitigate this exposure risk by contacting a state or local taxing jurisdiction through a voluntary disclosure of unpaid tax. But executing a voluntary disclosure agreement is not as
simple as it might seem. This session will explore the intricacies of a voluntary disclosure, including collecting and certifying the data that is part of the disclosure and the roles played by various company personnel.


Jonathan Perl, Counsel, Locus Telecommunications, Inc.
David Hughes, Partner, Horwood Marcus & Berk Chartered

Horwood Marcus & Berk Chtd. is a proud sponsor of the TeleStrategies' Communications Taxation 2015 Conference, May 13-15, 2015, at the Disney Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Lake Buena Vista, FL (near Orlando, FL).

A complete program brochure can be found on the TeleStrategies website.

TeleStrategies' 16th Annual Communications TaxationConference brings together the nation's top taxprofessionals to address the challenging and amazingly complex domain of communications taxation.The program provides comprehensive coverage of allaspects of telecom tax, including:
  • Key tax trends, rulings and case studies
  • Transaction taxes, mapping, rating, tax on tax
  • USF, pre-paid, E-911 and other key Federal/local fees and surcharges
  • Next-generation taxes: cloud, web conferencing, M2M,content/apps, SDN, subsidized transport
  • Audit defense strategy, audit preparation and tax recovery
  • Exemption management
  • USAC audits, 499A fillings
  • Sourcing, nexus, jurisdiction regulations
  • Industry-specific (wireline, wireless, content aggregators,ISPs, cable) updates
  • Emerging regulatory, policy and local legislation bellwethers
  • Sales and excise tax
  • Billing integration, interfaces, quality assurance, internal controls
  • And more!
Whether you are new to communications taxes, or an industry veteran, you will learn how to lower your tax bill, streamline tax operations, pro actively prepare for audits, better defend your company's audit position, leverage case studies/precedent to lower your tax liabilities, and, most importantly, network with your peers to learn from other's experiences.

2015 Telestrategies Conference

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