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As MSPs grow, so do communications tax complexities

Many managed service providers (MSPs) find themselves unprepared for how new services impact taxes. Get critical insights from communications tax experts on what best-in-class MSPs are doing....Continued

FCC authorizes states to levy suicide prevention 988 hotline fees on voice providers

Learn about the communications tax implications of the new national 988 suicide prevention hotline, and when you can expect to start paying state fees....Continued

Municipal taxes v. streaming services: When old tax structures meet new technologies

Viewers today are cutting the cable cord in favor of streaming services — and that’s cutting into state and local tax revenue....Continued

Controversial Internet Tax Freedom Act becomes permanent July 1

The loss of a revenue source isn’t welcomed by state revenue agencies, particularly as traditional voice service tax dollars continue to decline....Continued

Beyond TV and movies: Communications tax for other streaming services

From interactive home exercise equipment to live-stream gaming to any company providing telehealth services, thousands of businesses potentially stand to be impacted by streaming taxes....Continued

Video conferencing, collaboration tools, and taxes: What you need to know

Now more than ever, it’s imperative for streaming media companies to become familiar with the often overlooked requirement of communications taxation....Continued

Study shines light on communications and media industry complexity: How best-in-class performers manage evolving service requirements and tax concerns

A recent Aberdeen survey reveals how communications and media service providers are modifying business service models in response to rapidly changing industry realities. ...Continued

As streaming subscriptions surge, so do tax complexities

Streaming providers are facing a whole new world of complex communications and specialized streaming taxes — a trend that will likely continue to accelerate....Continued

Steve Lacoff moves to General Manager role at Avalara for Communications

As General Manager of Avalara for Communications, Steve Lacoff is now responsible for overall strategic direction and business unit growth as he guides a large, cross-functional team....Continued

The same, but different: Why is one VoIP call communications taxable and the other not?

Technical variations can complicate the application of the communications tax and regulatory fees that apply to VoIP — and that can lead to huge confusion, and ultimately risk. ...Continued