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Communications Services Require Special Taxation – Are You Covered?

Date: Monday, May 23, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Communications Service Providers are experiencing an era of rapid change. New products and product bundles are constantly entering the market. Further complicating the issue, products that previously didn’t include a communications taxation element now do. It is difficult to keep up with the correct calculations if you are a communications industry veteran, much less in an ancillary industry that only uses sales & use tax calculations.

This webinar will tackle the complexities of communications industry taxation by:
  • Illustrating some specific intricate calculations that may often be missed
  • Discussing the background behind these taxes and ramifications of non-compliance
  • Providing steps to ensure you are making the most accurate calculations possible
You don’t want to miss this webinar if you are a CSP in wireless, wireline, VoIP, cable, unified communications, pre-paid, managed services, SaaS or if you handle taxes for any of these segments.
After attending this event you will be able to:
Identify some specific intricate calculations that may often be missed
Recognize the background behind taxes and ramifications of non-compliance
Understand the steps to ensure you are making the most accurate calculations possible

Speakers

Toby Bargar, Senior Tax Consultant, Avalara
Toby Bargar
Senior Tax Consultant, Avalara
Toby Bargar is a Senior Tax Consultant at Avalara. As part of Avalara’s Communications Business Unit, he has spent the last twelve years assisting clients with their complex transaction tax issues, particularly in the field of communications tax and regulatory cost surcharges. In addition to consulting on challenging client-specific tax questions, Mr. Bargar assists in the training and set up of tax departments, the implementation and management of tax systems and is a frequent speaker on transaction tax and regulatory issues.

Mr. Bargar holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree from William Jewell College and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Kansas School of Law. Mr. Bargar is admitted to the practice of Law before the Supreme Court of Kansas. Mr. Bargar is a member of tax organizations such as the Institute of Professionals in Tax and the Broadband Tax Institute.
Sandra Thomas, Senior Tax Consultant, Avalara
Sandra Thomas
Senior Tax Consultant, Avalara
Sandra Thomas is a Senior Tax Consultant at Avalara. In addition to guiding communications clients through complex tax scenarios, Sandra regularly blogs and speaks on key tax industry topics. Prior to joining Avalara, Ms. Thomas served for 12 years as the Platte County Auditor, an elected position where she received the “Outstanding CPA in Government” award from the Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants in 2003 for the advances made during her tenure as Auditor.

Ms. Thomas holds a Bachelor of Sciences degree in Accounting from William Jewell College and a Master of Sciences degree in Accounting from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She has served on the Missouri State Board of Accountancy and as a Board Member for the Missouri Society of CPAs. She is active in the AICP, a member of the Broadband Tax Institute. the Institute for Professionals in Taxation and serves on the Sales and Use Tax Symposium committee. She is also a Certified Member of the Institute, a designation achieved in October of 2013.
Moderated by: Blair Cook, Corporate Director, Clarke Inc.
Moderated by: Blair Cook
Corporate Director, Clarke Inc.
Blair Cook is a many-time CFO, corporate director, and educator working with dozens of public and private companies; and professional bodies and post-secondary institutions across Canada.

His career is divided between academic endeavors, such as developing the new certification program for CPA Canada, and working in the corporate world at the highest levels. As an academic-practitioner, he’s a life-long learner who observes and experiments with various financial and management theories in real world context. He shares stories of success and lessons learned to others who share a passion for developing financial leadership competency. Blair’s focus in recent years has been to define and develop a career path for financial professionals aspiring to the Office of the CFO.

Sponsor

Event Sponsor Avalara
Avalara - Avalara helps businesses of all sizes achieve compliance with sales and use, communications, VAT, excise and other transactional tax requirements by delivering comprehensive, automated, cloud-based solutions that are fast, accurate, and easy to use. Avalara’s SaaS-based solution is designed to effectively manage complicated and burdensome tax compliance obligations imposed by federal, state, local, and other taxing authorities in the United States and internationally.

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    1 CPE Credit
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    Taxes
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    Basic
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    No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.
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    1 Hour
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Certified Management Accountant

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