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Reduce your Communications Tax Compliance Risk Now

 

The two most important things to know about complying with Tax & Regulatory obligations:

#1 - Don't mess with the Federal Communications Commission

Register and implement a compliance program before your first sale.

#2 - Don't forget about state and local tax and regulatory obligations

Have a plan to monitor and address exposure to additional compliance risks as your company grows.

Fortunately, for those in the rapidly advancing world of communications, robust competition and low barriers to entry have driven the U.S. Communications marketplace into becoming a $1.4 trillion dollar industry.

Unfortunately, in order to take advantage of this burgeoning business opportunity, services providers have some significant compliance hurdles to overcome and manage. Communications providers of all stripes and sizes, from traditional telephony to wireless and even VoIP, must contend with an archaic, complex and diverse patchwork of tax and other regulatory impositions all across the country. How can well-intentioned, law abiding businesses participate in the exciting communications industry without having every Dollar in revenue cost them Two Dollars in compliance expenses?

STEP 1:

  • Comply with the Federal Communications Commission’s rules and regulations from Day 1. Unlike many other authorities, the FCC is inflexible and does not bend to accommodate the “but we’re a start-up and our revenue is de minimis” excuse.

STEP 2:

  • Know where you’re exposed to other Taxes and Fees and engage in Risk Management to help you decide when, where, how and how much to pay to come into compliance in the State and Local jurisdictions where your company is deriving revenue. Don’t fly blind or you’re likely to crash. Instead, let the data illuminate and help drive your compliance decisions while simultaneously managing your compliance costs. Comply based on risk exposure.  Invest more in compliance when risk exceed your tolerance for exposure.

The Commpliance Group partners with CCH SureTax, the premier Communications Tax and Fee database and software vendor, to deliver our one-of-a-kind Compliance Risk Management solution packages, specially designed to control compliance expenses during your company's market entry and growth phases, all while effectively managing exposure to risks.  

 

                                         OUTSOURCED COMPLIANCE SOLUTION PACKAGES

 

 
Basic
Entry
Growth
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Jurisdicational
FCC Registration checkmark checkmark checkmark
USAC 499 checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
D.C. Registered Agent checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
State SoS Registration     checkmark checkmark
State PUC Registration     checkmark checkmark
State DoR Registration     checkmark checkmark
Subscription to Compliance & Reporting (Federal) checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Subscription to Compliance & Reporting (Single Jurisdiction)     checkmark  
Subscription to Compliance & Reporting (Multi Jurisdiction)       checkmark
Tax Engine Account (For Review Only)   checkmark    
Tax Engine Account (Customer Billing)     checkmark checkmark
Risk Monitoring (Quarterly)   checkmark    
Risk Monitoring (Monthly)     checkmark checkmark
Monthly Fee (Plus Admin Cost) $225 $350 $650 Call for pricing
One Time Set Up $125 $1,250 $1,250 Call for pricing
 
 
 
 
 

One time Set Up for Entry and Growth includes mapping of up to 25 products. If additional mapping is required, hourly consulting fees apply. All third party and governmental filing fees and costs are passed through.

Administrative Costs include items such as photocopying, postage (US Postal Service only) and applicable credit card or bank processing fees. Administrative Cost Fees are calculated at 5% of the amount/s billed and will be invoiced at the time the Fixed-Fee services are charged or during each billing cycle in which usage-based, consulting services are provided.

Jurisdiction for regulatory and tax compliance purposes encompasses filing reports with state-wide Public Utility Commission, Department of Revenues, e911 Public Safety Boards, and a Secretary of State and local regulatory, tax and e911 authorities in a single county and city. 

 

MANDATORY LEGAL DISCLAIMER: NON-COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL, STATE OR LOCAL STATUTES, REGULATIONS AND RULES RELATED  TO  TAXES  AND  REGULATORY  COMPLIANCE  MAY  SUBJECT  YOUR  COMPANY,  ITS OFFICERS AND OWNERS TO FINES, PENALTIES AND EVEN IMPRISONMENT.  UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHOULD A BUSINESS COLLECT TAXES OR FEES AND FAIL TO REMIT THEM TO THE GOVERNMENT.  IF YOUR COMPANY IS PREPARED TO PAY FOR THE COST OF IMPLEMENTING AND MAINTAINING TAX AND REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AT ALL LEVELS OF GOVERNMENT, EVEN IF THE COMPLIANCE COSTS FAR EXCEED EXPOSURE, THEN YOU SHOULD REQUEST A FULL COMPLIANCE QUOTE FROM THE COMMPLIANCE GROUP AND REFRAIN FROM PURSUING A RISK MANAGEMENT APPROACH TO COMPLIANCE.  THE COMMPLIANCE GROUP’S COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION IS A RESPONSE TO MARKET DEMAND FOR A COST-EFFECTIVE METHOD TO ENSURE COMPLIANCE IN HIGHEST RISK/EXPOSURE JURISDICTIONS WHILE MANAGING RISK AND PUSHING COMPLIANCE COSTS INTO THE FUTURE IN LOWER RISK/EXPOSURE JURISDICTIONS.  OUR COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION DOES NOT, HOWEVER, PROTECT YOUR COMPANY FROM ALL RISK/EXPOSURE AND, AS SET FORTH IN THE TERMS & CONDITIONS OF SERVICE, THE COMMPLIANCE GROUP DISCLAIMS ANY AND ALL LIABILITY ASSOCIATED WITH YOUR COMPANY’S UTILIZATION OF OUR COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION TO MONITOR AND MANAGE RISK EXPOSURE WHILE DELAYING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF FULL COMPLIANCE IN IMPACTED JURISDICTIONS.  CUSTOMERS OF THE COMMPLIANCE GROUP’S COMPLIANCE RISK MANAGEMENT SOLUTION EXPRESSLY ASSUME ALL RISKS ASSOCIATED THEREWITH.