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Communications Taxation - Online Training and Webinar Schedule

Upcoming webinars (full schedule)

Automation: The Future of Indirect Taxation
December 10, 2020; 12:30PM - 1:45PM EST (Details)

The online training system is designed to keep tax and compliance professionals up to date on key issues affecting the industry until the next Communications Taxation Conference conference taking place next April 26-28, 2021.

Format: The online content is series of live webinars and on-demand training videos from leading industry experts. See the list of available courses below. Additional sessions continuously added. Live webinars require pre-registration. On-demand content is streamed.

Live Webinar cost: Webinars are free and open to TeleStrategies Taxation Conference attendees (any past program, or the 2021 pre-registered attendees) or online subscribers. Webinars are archived in the online training platform.

Online System Pricing: Online training sessions are free for folks who have registered for the Communications Taxation event next April 2021. Otherwise, you may purchase the online course membership for $295 - Click here. See our pricing page for details on how to register for the Tax Conference.

CPE: CPE is included for live webinars at no cost.

If you have questions, suggestions or content requests, please reach out to me below by email.

Sincerely,
Dr. Matthew Lucas, Program Chair
mlucas@telestrategies.com



Upcoming Live Webinars

Automation: The Future of Indirect Taxation

Speakers:

Jamie M Brenner, PwC | Partner
Brian Goldstein, PwC | Partner
Nausher Hoodbhoy, PwC | Director
Arti Deliaj, PwC | Director

When: December 10, 2020; 12:30-1:45PM
Format: Live webinar with CPE credit included
Price: Free to online training subscribers or attendees of any past TeleStrategies Telecommunications Taxation programs (or 2021 registrations).
Don't qualify for free attendance? Click here for pricing to the online system, which includes access to webinars.

Pre-registration is required. (registration link.)

There is no shortage of complexity in today’s indirect state and local taxation. Tax departments must not only process enormous amounts of complex data to chart favorable, accurate and timely state and local tax reports – but, they have to do so efficiently and defensibly.

This webinar will look at AI-based tools and technologies that telcos and CSPs can leverage to help automate the indirect tax function and enhance their tax department’s success.

Click here for the detailed agenda.


Online Training Sessions


Tax Track



Speakers:

Jamie M Brenner, PwC | Partner
Brian Goldstein, PwC | Partner
Rob Morse, PwC | Director
Arti Deliaj, PwC | Director

Recorded: November 12, 2020
User review: 4.8 of 5 stars
Duration:
1 hour 15 min
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

Description:

This session focuses on the "top 10" telecommunications tax developments throughout the last year. Panelists will cover how states are approaching nexus, taxability of products, classification of services, expansion of the tax base and continuously stretching the meanings of their statutes and regulations.

Click here for the detailed agenda.


USF Track



Speaker:
Danielle Frappier - Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine

Recorded: August 18, 2020
User review: 4.9 of 5 stars
Duration:
1 hour 15 min
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

Description:

Universal Service Fund (USF) issues have long plagued the telecommunications industry and usually take emerging operators by surprise. This session provides 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.

Click here for the detailed agenda.



Speakers:
Allison D. Rule - Marashlian & Donahue, The CommLaw Group
Jacqueline R. Neff - Marashlian & Donahue, The CommLaw Group
Jonathan S. Marashlian - Marashlian & Donahue, The CommLaw Group

Recorded: September 22, 2020
User review: 4.7 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour 10 min
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This USF audit session 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 agenda.




Speakers
:
Steve Augustino – Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
Brita Strandberg – Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Recorded: October 13, 2020;
User review: 4.8 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This webinar is for tax and policy compliance professionals who need to understand the current USF policy debates, reforms and their practical impact on providers. The speakers will cover contribution reform, one-way VOIP, COVID, procedural reform and leave time for Q&A.

Click here for the detailed agenda.


"Telecommunications Technologies" Track



Speaker: Dr. Jerry Lucas - TeleStrategies

Recorded: September 21, 2020
User rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour 35 min
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This webinar is for taxation professionals who are new to the telecom industry or need an overview update of the players, their markets, technology differences (at a very high level view) and survey of the services they provide that generate their revenues. Industry segments covered include: legacy wireline, cable TV and mobile wireless providers plus today's legacy wireline competitors and others (ISPs and the portals).

Click here for the detailed agenda.


Speakers:
Ron Shelton - Compliance Solutions
Mark Lammert - Compliance Solutions

Recorded: September 16, 2020
User review: 4.1 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This webinar is for traditional operators expanding their cloud offers - and emerging cloud providers who are just getting started - and need to understand the basics of cloud computing; the underlying technologies and business models; what services are taxable; which services are not; how to classify and treat cloud services in the tax/rating/billing engines; and common pitfalls/mistakes.

Click here for the detailed agenda.




Speaker: Dr. Jerry Lucas - TeleStrategies

Recorded: October 7, 2020; 1:00PM - 2:15PM EST
User review: 4.5 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

This webinar is for tax professionals who have to understand the underlying technology of legacy architecture 2G and 3G, the replacement with 4G and the evolution to 5G.  Topics covered include mobile business models, network architectures, data services, 5G network evolution, spectrum considerations and technology development. Also addressed are the expected new 5G MVNOs and LEO Satellite entrants (Amazon, Facebook, etc.)

Click here for the detailed agenda.




Speaker:
Dr. Jerry Lucas - TeleStrategies

Recorded: October 21, 2020
User review: 4.6 of 5 stars
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Available in the online training system. Click here to access.

The webinar first addresses the "behind the Internet scene" of private enterprise organizations ( NSPs, IXPs, VPNs, Web hosting companies, content network distributors and others) that provide the Internet structure, how they work together, and the difference between residential and business access to the Internet. Key industry segments are then discussed (i.e., cable, telco, mobile, fixed, fixed wireless, electrical utilities and satellite operators) in terms of the their technologies, market focus, service offerings and regulatory/legislative mandates.

Click here for the detailed agenda.


For details on pricing, access to online content, registration for webinars and important terms/conditions, please visit the online pricing page.