GSA to Put On State Regulatory Workshop Pre-Telestrategies

GSA is glad to sponsor the Telestrategies’ Communications Taxation event May 13-15 at the Phoenix Biltmore in Phoenix, AZ.  In conjunction with the event GSA will offer a free State Regulatory (PUC) workshop the morning of May 13 on site.  This informative workshop will cover the following items;

Public Utility Commission Technical Filing Requirements – While many content providers and outsourced service providers focus on indirect tax, compliance with state Public Utility Commissions does not get the attention that is needed.  Your PUC license is a valuable asset of your business. Without focus on Regulatory Compliance this valuable asset can be lost or placed in jeopardy.  This Workshop will focus on the technical filing requirements of PUC compliance.

Case Study in Public Utility Compliance – Regulatory compliance issues, the rules driving commission remittances and imposition based on license type are the focus of the session.  We will also explore recent case studies and activity by the commissions to seek out non-compliant carriers.  This session will map a path, that will avoid the pitfalls of non-compliance and focus on what each licensed carrier type should be prepared for.

Licensing with the Public Utility Commission (A Company Asset) – This session will focus on the various licensing requirements for specific carrier types. The presenters will share the highlights of the process to obtain an asset license for your business, focusing on requirements, process, pitfalls, timeline and cost.

To register for free please follow the following link.  http://www.cvent.com/d/66qsc5/4W

We hope to see you there!

 

 

Beth Brandenstein Heads UP GSA’s New Customer Success Department


For Immediate Release

Beth Brandenstein; Global Strategic Accountants, LLC’s VP of Compliance Operations, has accepted a new role at GSA as the VP of Customer Success effective February 1, 2019.

Beth joined our company in June of 2010 and is GSA’s longest standing employee. At that time, Beth was tasked with managing GSA’s growing Regulatory Compliance practice and successfully navigated GSA through three acquisitions and the roll out of GSA’s compliance management software, RBO®

Beth takes on this new position as GSA announces additional practices and service lines designed to streamline the telecommunications Back Office Accounting and Compliance offered by GSA. As the VP of Customer Success, Beth will be redefining the role GSA plays in managing the financial reporting responsibilities for carriers serving North America. From: Migrations and Onboarding to; GSA’s Mergers and Acquisition Due Diligence to; Post Acquisition support projects. Beth will be leading a team to ensure that our customers are well served by the advice and professional support teams GSA offers.

Filling her role in Regulatory Compliance is Doug Hoff, Manager of Compliance Operations and led by Joe Solana, the President and COO.

The Regulatory Compliance Team will be lead by Joe Solana, President and COO and managed by Doug Hoff, Compliance Manager.

contact GSA at (833)- 4gsatax

Join GSA at Channel Partners Conference and Expo in Las Vegas

GSA will once again be participating in the 2019 Channel Partners Conference and Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, NV April 9-12.
Learn about our Cost Control and Revenue Assurance offerings to make profit a priority for your business in 2019. Additionally, you can learn about our back office accounting services and of course GSA’s best of breed compliance services for Tax and Regulatory.
GSA will be in booth 1235. We cannot wait to see you!
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Meet GSA at Vertex Exchange 2018

Learn from Tax and Technology experts, network with peers and find out what is new with one of the top tax content providers.  You can even get CPE credits and hands on training! To find out more go here

See you in beautiful Hollywood Beach, FL!

GSA Joins FISPA

GSA is excited to announce our membership with the FISPA organization. FISPA is a group consisting of small to mid sized CLECs and service providers who work together to serve their customers and collaborate on industry needs focusing on integrity in the marketplace. GSA is proud to bring our Regulatory and Tax expertise to the members of this group. See more here

FCC Alters Filing Requirements

Today the FCC announced it was eliminating certain Federal reports for US telecommunications carriers offering International services; specifically the annual traffic and revenue reports. The FCC sited costs vs. benefits as the reason for this move and infers the savings will benefit both carriers as well as government bodies. To read the full report follow this link https://www.fcc.gov/document/fcc-streamlines-part-43-international-reporting-requirements

Global Strategic Accountants Acquires Sales Tax Associates, Inc.

For Immediate Release: September 22, 2017

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (GSA) acquires Sales Tax Associates, Inc.

Alpharetta GA–Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (GSA), the recognized leader in full service, telecommunications tax and regulatory compliance outsourcing has agreed to purchase Sales Tax Associates, Inc (STA). STA is headquartered in Austin TX and is another leading Tax and Regulatory compliance service provider for both the Telecommunications and Energy sectors. This acquisition is the second for GSA and was preceded by GSA’s acquisition of Regulatory Back Office, now RBO® in 2009. “I am so proud of GSA and its ability to merge with STA, a company that has provided impeccable service to its clientele. Their commitment to excellence is widely appreciated by their customers and is exactly the type of commitment we expect from our team.” Matt LaHood – CEO for GSA.

Sales Tax Associates, Inc. was founded by Daniel Tarrillion, a CPA from Austin TX. He and his team serve some of the largest carrier organizations in the industry. “We have worked together and collaborated with GSA on and off for the last six years. It is not often that two companies can have such compatibility with their teams and philosophies. We look forward to merging our knowledge and expertise with the GSA team and their operational systems. Their innovations were very important to me in making the decision to join forces.” Daniel Tarrillion – Executive Vice President for GSA.

GSA most recently announced the release of their portal systems, RBO® CostTracker, RBO® NoticeTracker, and RBO® CertTracker. GSA continues to expand the reach of these services while enhancing the systems themselves. “GSA’s focus is on transparency and customer service. For far too often, outsourced compliance has been a “black box” service. At GSA, we collaborate with our customers to manage the entire enterprise from customer experience billing policy to the actual performance to tax jurisdictions. In today’s business environment, there are too many chances to get something wrong. Sharing our process and being in contact with the client gives them control and peace of mind. This is the single biggest driver of our rapid growth in the industry. – Joe Solana, President and COO for GSA.

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC now has the most experienced team for Telecommunications Regulatory and Tax Compliance Affairs. GSA has expanded our team to better meet the needs of a changing, dynamic industry. “The innovations that carriers, and non-carriers alike, seek to apply to telecommunications products and service never ceases to impress me. I love to seek the most efficient tax policy for those that come to GSA seeking professional advice. We are always pushing the limits of our knowledge to get results for our customers.” Samantha Maqueo, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for GSA.

About Global Strategic Accountants
Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company. With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, GSA has performed regulatory reviews for telecommunications providers since its inception and is perhaps the most experienced with understanding guidelines surrounding federal and state regulatory and tax rules. Combined with our repositories of data on over 24,000 jurisdictions; GSA is unsurpassed in insuring carriers build proper and efficient billing rules in their Business and Operational Support System.

For more information regarding Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, their services, or compliance relations, please go to www.globalstrategicaccountants.com, call Matt LaHood at 678.687.1435 or email at matt@gsaudits.com

GSA to Host VIP Event at Channel Partners Evolution

Do you want to go from being a referral source for Telecommunications solutions to where the opportunity is as your own carrier brand? Join GSA’s Matt LaHood, AT&T’s Meredith Caram and Altaworx’s Bob Nichols for a special VIP event on Wednesday September 27 at 10:30 AM on becoming your own brand. This expert panel will provide the steps and strategies to becoming your own brand with all important speed to market partnerships.
Get your questions answered, network and take the next step in your business.
For more information go here and register.

GSA and Altaworx to Partner for Wireless Solution

For Immediate Release:

Altaworx and Global Strategic Accountants Partner to Offer a Complete Wireless Incubator Solution

Collaboration Creates Opportunity For Those Looking to Enter the Wireless Space

Fairhope, AL–Altaworx is a Diversified Communications company announcing today a formal collaboration with Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, a recognized regulatory and compliance authority in the telecommunications industry.  Together, Altaworx and Global Strategic Accountants (GSA) offer the opportunity for businesses to offer Wireless solutions without having the regulatory and tax burden and expense most carriers endure.

“We’ve seen the barriers regulatory and tax obligations have on entering a market and growing your business.  This new collaboration with GSA will allow us to help clients get their products to market faster with less overhead,” Said Altaworx President Rickie Richie.

As recognized industry leaders, Altaworx and Global Strategic Accountants align their expertise to deliver unmatched end-to-end solutions.  “GSA, the carriers supporting Altaworx and Altaworx themselves see the gap in the marketplace where agents and resellers want to safely grow their brand.  The MVNI™ Incubator program is the best way to get that accomplished and the response has been phenomenal!”, said Matt LaHood, CEO of Global Strategic Accountants, LLC.

For more information regarding Altaworx Communications offerings please visit http://altaworx.com/products/iot-billing-incubator/

About Altaworx

Altaworx is a diverse communications company offering such services as Voice, Wireless, IoT Internet and Data.  Headquartered in Fairhope Alabama Altaworx is a privately held company founded in 2001 and serves companies across the nation.

About Global Strategic Accountants

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company.  With over 15 years’ experience in the industry, GSA has performed regulatory reviews for telecommunications providers since its inception and is perhaps the most experienced with understanding guidelines surrounding federal and state regulatory and tax rules.  Combined with our repositories of data on over 24,000 jurisdictions; GSA is unsurpassed in assisting carriers build proper and efficient billing rules in their Business and Operational Support System.

https://www.gsaudits.com

 

 

Recovery Fee…. Reap What You Sow

All Telecommunications Carriers per FCC regulations are allowed to provision a Regulatory Recovery Fee.  This fee is generally used to recover the costs of staying compliant.  Essentially it is an administrative fee, and as such may be subject to indirect taxes and potentially other regulatory fees.

There is specific truth in billing rules that dictate what a carrier must disclose to their clients, and specific rules around what a carrier can and cannot include in a recovery fee.  Additionally, there are specific guidelines and methods as to how the fee can be calculated.

The bottom line is that a carrier can create a revenue stream to recoup expenses and fees incurred as a compliant carrier.  Most importantly, as with any billing item, specific books and records that support calculation methods, amounts collected, tax and fee liabilities must be created and maintained to support the client in an audit.

GSA has advised hundreds of clients on the proper calculation and implementation of recovery fees.

If you would like to discuss how you can create and implement a Carrier Cost Recovery fee and begin to reap the benefits, please contact GSA and info@gsaudits.com or Karine@gsaudits.com.