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 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.

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GSA and Vertex Partner

For Immediate Release:

Vertex and Global Strategic Accountants, LLC Partner to Deliver Complete Communications Tax Software and Compliance Outsourcing

Collaboration Reduces Risks, Optimizes Communications Tax Management

Berwyn, PA – April 10, 2017 – Vertex, Inc., a leading provider of tax technology and services, today announced a formal collaboration with Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, a recognized regulatory and compliance authority in the telecommunications industry. Together, Vertex and Global Strategic Accountants offer communications service providers the tools and expertise to address communications tax complexity and apply appropriate tax rules.

Differences in taxation across jurisdictions and the sheer complexity of communications services taxation require detailed awareness of rules, rates and service categories to avoid triggering audit penalties or class action lawsuits, a challenge even for traditional service providers. With the evolution of communications services, from simple phone calls to VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol), the Internet of Things (IoT), and beyond, the range of organizations that are subject to related taxes is expanding, making the combination of tax automation, consulting services and tax return compliance even more critical.

“As tax and regulatory authorities adjust to new communications services, tax legislation is often ambiguous or incomplete, making it difficult for service providers to navigate and calculate the proper amount of tax,” said Peggi Rockefeller, chief tax officer for transaction tax at Vertex. “Vertex tax solutions, paired with Global Strategic Accountants’ tax compliance managed services, reduces audit risk and optimizes tax return compliance so companies can focus on core business operations.”

As recognized industry leaders, Vertex and Global Strategic Accountants align their expertise to deliver unmatched end-to-end solutions. Vertex technology delivers precise tax jurisdiction assignment and accurate calculation of taxes and regulatory surcharges and fees, while Global Strategic Accountants deliver tax and regulatory return compliance, as well as tax and regulatory consulting services.

“The communications services market has evolved dramatically to an environment where communications services might be a small piece of what an organization offers. At the same time, taxation is just beginning to catch up to industry changes, creating a challenging scenario for businesses. Today, companies that deal with communications services need both tools and guidance to stay compliant,” said Matt LaHood, CEO of Global Strategic Accountants. “Vertex’s trusted corporate tax automation solutions integrate with our regulatory expertise to fully optimize tax collection and remittance and serve provider needs.”

For more information regarding Vertex tax solutions for the communications industry, please visit http://www.vertexinc.com/solutions/indirect-tax-solutions/communications-industry.

About Vertex

Since 1978, Vertex, Inc., has been a leading provider of tax technology and services, enabling companies of all sizes to realize the full strategic potential of the tax function by automating and integrating tax processes, while leveraging advanced and predictive analytics of tax data. Vertex provides cloud-based, on-premise, and hosted solutions that can be tailored to specific industries for every major line of tax, including income, sales and consumer use, value added and payroll. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Vertex is a privately held company that employs over 850 professionals and serves companies across the globe.

For more information about Vertex, visit www.vertexinc.com or follow Vertex on Twitter @vertexinc.

About Global Strategic Accountants

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company.  With over 14 years’ experience in the industry, GSA has performed: regulatory reviews; liability optimization and; market leading managed services 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.

GSA and Rev.io Partner

Rev.io partners with GSA for Tax Migration

 

For Immediate Release

Rev.io, the leading sophisticated billing and customer management provider to the Communications and IoT industries has partnered with GSA to migrate tax content from the legacy CCH tax table service, ZIPcomm, to CCH  SureTax™.

Rev.io has come to know and respect the work performed by GSA as they have proven to be extremely capable in obtaining results out of Rev.io’s tax engine integrations.   Whether utilizing legacy ZIPcomm data from CCH, CCH SureTax or the Avalara tax solutions, GSA has consistently helped mutual clients launch with the right logic, resulting in increased success for Rev.io and their clients.  Now comes the opportunity to migrate Rev.io’s CCH ZIPcomm tax data users to CCH’s more capable tax engine, SureTax.

“Rev.io aims to be the best billing and back-office software company in the world and our plan to upgrade clients utilizing the legacy ZIPcomm database to CCH SureTax matches that commitment to excellence. We are grateful for GSA’s offer to assist us with the migration.” Brent Maropis, Rev.io CEO.

GSA, the oldest affiliate to CCH SureTax, is confident that our migrations will be properly handled to achieve results that will harmonize the billing Customer Experience our clients expect. In addition, we have a trusted partner to handle the sensitive allocations that have been applied over the years.  “GSA already serves a significant portion of the Rev.io client base.  Rev.io has one of the most mature feature sets and is built with flexibility we can use to maximize the value that an integrated tax engine like SureTax can produce.  We cannot wait to unlock the functionality for our mutual clients and to make sure others are set to take advantage of advanced tax optimization,” Matt LaHood, CEO of GSA.

About Rev.io

Rev.io, recognized as an Inc. 5000 company, provides sophisticated billing-as-a-service (BaaS) to communications and Internet of Things (IoT) service providers, enabling them to manage their end customers’ subscriptions, usage, taxation, billing, and payments. To learn more about Rev.io, go to the Rev.io website or visit the company on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Those interested in leveraging the partnership can learn more about Rev.io by visiting www.overgroup.com or scheduling a demo. Contact Rev.io at info@rev.io or call 1-866-470-5502.

About GSA

GSA is the leading Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax advisory and compliance outsource company.  With over 14 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.

GSA Becomes Global Strategic Accountants

GSA Becomes Global Strategic Accountants

GSA, formerly General Solutions Associates, has changed their name to Global Strategic Accountants.

Alpharetta, GA- For Immediate Release

General Solutions Associates, LLC, also known as GSA, is changing its name to Global Strategic Accountants, LLC.  The new name is a better representation of its global customer base and the most comprehensive set of accounting services for the telecommunications sector.

GSA is widely regarded as the premiere Regulatory and Tax Consulting and the Compliance Outsourcing firm in telecommunications.  GSA serves the USA and many international telecom companies on five continents.  GSA has broadened its services for the financial needs and back office responsibilities of its customers.  Global Strategic Accountants, LLC, will continue to expand its reach to companies inside the telecommunications field and beyond.

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GSA to Unveil New Strategy for Voice Providers

GSA to Unveil New Strategy for Voice Providers at Channel Partners Evolution

Alpharetta, GA — GSA, the leading Regulatory and Tax Compliance firm in the US, is excited to announce our VIP session August 15 at the Channel Partners Evolution 2016 show in Washington DC. Our Session is titled Business Valuation Through Compliance, What You Need to Know.

This session will not only cover the importance of having a sound regulatory and tax compliance practice for your business but how such a practice can affect the value of your company and ultimately it’s viability as an asset. See GSA’s website, www.gsaudits.com for additional information and real life examples of how bad practice caused the buyer of an existing company with poor compliance routine thousands of dollars.

This session will also serve to introduce Covoda Communications to those seeking to enter the Voice Solutions market but don’t have the resources to properly bill their clients and comply with Government rules. “North America is the largest market for hosted VoIP and unified communications services. From hosted PBX to SIP trunking and data networking, Covoda is excited to leverage its strategic partnership with GSA to provide advanced IP solutions throughout the country,” said Mark Thomas, Managing Director of Covoda. “Our team will share a new model for resellers and agents who want to grow and maximize income without having to become a communications carrier until they are fiscally ready,” he continued.

About Covoda

Covoda Communications, Inc. is a full-service broadband telecommunications company providing an array of business solutions. It has been successfully providing a wide range of voice/telecommunications solutions for more than 10 years.

Don’t miss this informative session. It could present the opportunity you’ve been waiting for. To Register email Jessica Barreras at jessica.barreras@informa.com. To contact GSA, please call Karine Vosberg at 678.304.6469 or email at, Karine@gsaudits.com.

GSA, BeQuick To Host MVNO Tax Event

Tax Workshop offered by GSA and BeQuick November 17, 2015.

General Solutions Associates and BeQuick to host a tax workshop November 17 as a pre-show event to the MVNO Summit held November 18th- 19th in Dallas.

Atlanta, GA — Telecommunications regulatory and tax compliance leader, General Solutions Associates, LLC, along with BeQuick, widely recognized as the leading cloud-powered billing and fulfillment software provider for wireless and MVNO carriers, will offer a tax workshop focused on the MVNO.

Topics offered at this seminar include:

  • Choosing the right billing & rating platform
  • Licensing the MVNO at all levels – federal, state & local
  • Choosing the best packages and services offering for your market &
strategy
  • Taxation & regulatory pass – throughs for MVNOs
  • Tax Optimizations & Audit Support
  • Bill presentation
  • Seamless Remittance Strategies

General Solutions Associates (GSA) is a telecommunications industry leader in regulatory requirements consulting, compliance outsourcing and tax processing.  “This workshop will provide strategic and relevant topics to the MVNO industry,” says Samantha Maqueo, VP Regulatory for GSA.

BeQuick is 100% devoted to the future of MVNO enablement. Designed for mobile from the ground up, the BeQuick Cloud BSS/OSS for Mobile is a powerful hosted back office service that enables the management and monetization of the entire subscriber lifecycle.

“We are confident that MVNOs developing or enhancing their business will benefit from this workshop,” says Steve McIntosh, COO of BeQuick.

GSA and BeQuick encourage our workshop participants to take in the solutions and networking benefits of the MVNO Summit.  As a registered attendee to the MVNO Summit and a client of either GSA or BeQuick you will automatically be given a place at the workshop. To register please go to http://usa.mvnoindustrysummit.com/register/

To find out more about BeQuick solutions visit their website at www.bequick.com.  To learn more about how GSA can manage your regulatory and tax obligations visit www.gsaudits.com.

 

GSA; OneBill to Offer Free Webinar

GSA and OneBill are excited to announce a free webinar titled;

“Billing, Taxation and Compliance – Why Outsource?”

During the Webinar you will learn and engage in the following;

  • How to reduce risk and cost in your back office;
  • What full-lifecycle revenue management can offer to close the gaps and improve your metrics;
  • How to understand your taxation footprint and work towards compliance – quickly; and
  • How outsourced solutions can streamline operations, reduce risk and maximize revenue and margins.

To register please follow the following link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1431787708270108162

GSA Offers new Carrier Credentialling Certificate Management Tool

GSA launches new business document tool

RBO Cert Tracker™ allows quick storage, management and retrieval of required forms and documents.

Atlanta, Ga — GSA, a leading provider of regulatory, tax and compliance solutions to the telecom industry, has announced the launch of RBO Cert Tracker™. The new tool is designed to meet the needs of telecom providers with multiple documents, exemption certificates and time-sensitive paperwork to manage.

“This is a key addition to our innovative suite of back office business resources,” says Joe Solana, the company’s president. “From W9 forms to complex contracts and attachments, as well as corporate credentialing and revalidation—RBO Cert Tracker™ provides a superior approach to keeping track of documents while minimizing cost.”

Now more than ever, forms and certificates necessary to meet government regulations must be securely stored and instantly accessible, he notes.

In designing the new product GSA heard the needs of clients who have to track, store and complete multiple forms for each company they do business with, says Samantha Macqueo, GSA’s vice-president for regulatory matters.

“Documents such as exemption certificates can be critical components to many telecom contracts, and mismanagement opens the door to very real risks,” she says. “With RBO Cert Tracker™ documents and certificates are stored and managed easily and cost-effectively.”

GSA plans to debut RBO Cert Tracker™ at the 2014 Cloud Partners Expo in New Orleans September 8-10, 2014. “This is a perfect venue to launch what our industry will agree is a well-designed and much needed management tool,” adds Solana. “We look forward to the opportunity to showcase its many built-in advantages.”

Based in Atlanta, GSA has been providing telecommunications consulting services and solutions to businesses since 2002.

For more information about GSA or its products visit them at http://www.gsaudits.com/ or email Karine Vosberg at karine@gsaudits.com.