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

Telecommunications Tax Optimization-What Can It Do For You?

Telecommunications Taxation is complicated. Just think about all the places you have customers.  Now think about things like USF, e-911 and the fact that each jurisdiction in a state can apply a unique telecommunications tax….or not. Yes, it’s complicated.  Telecommunications taxation doesn’t have to be complicated when you have the right tax experts to help.   Global Strategic Accountants has those experts on staff, ready to help.

One thing GSA excels at is Tax Optimization. Tax Optimization minimizes tax liability by taking advantage of specific tax code and exemptions.  What can Tax Optimization do for you?

  • Increase your Competitiveness
  • Reduce your Tax Liability
  • Create an Audit Defense Strategy

If any of these reasons sound like something you can benefit from then call the Telecom Tax experts at Global Strategic Accountants.  We’ll make your tax experience optimal.

GSA Welcomes New Director of Compliance Operations

For Immediate Release: Pinkye Neal, CPA, CMI Joins Management Team at Global Strategic Accountants, LLC out of Alpharetta, GA.

Global Strategic Accountants, LLC (GSA), a leading Telecommunications Regulatory Outsourcing and State and Local Tax Compliance Advisor, welcomes our newest team member.  Pinkye Neal who formerly served in various capacities revolving around telecommunications tax at companies including EarthLink, ILD Telecommunications, and AT&T has joined GSA as Director of Compliance Operations.

GSA continues to build the strongest compliance and consulting team in the industry offering our clients unparalleled expertise and service. Pinkye’s 10 years of extensive expertise in all aspects of telecommunications and indirect tax add to GSA’s strengths.  Pinkye has successfully worked in the areas of tax compliance, tax planning, tax accounting, audit defense, tax automation, process improvement, tax mapping/billing, invoice presentation, tax department restructuring, systems development/enhancement and due diligence.  She has also held various management positions within finance and accounting all of which enhance GSA’s leading role in Business and Operational Support Systems (B-OSS) consulting.  GSA expects further success in assisting their clients to increase efficiency in managing all their business needs while offering full transparency in operations.

“Beth Brandenstein, VP of Compliance Operations at GSA, says “GSA always strives to offer the best and most comprehensive service to our clients.  Pinkye’s addition enhances our already robust team and brings experience our customers demand and will appreciate.”

Pinkye’s primary role will be to lead our compliance team’s day to day operations with a focus on melding process and service in order to maximize GSA’s value as an outsourced compliance firm.

Pinkye received a B.S. in Accounting from the University of Alabama and an MBA from Rutgers, The State University.  She is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in New Jersey and member of the American Institute of CPAs.  She is a Certified Member of the Institute for Professionals in Taxation (IPT) where she holds the CMI designation in Sales & Use Tax.

For more information, please contact:

Karine Vosberg, Business Development Manager, Global Strategic Accountants, LLC. 678. 304 6469 (D)

GSA Reduces Mobile Carrier’s USF Liability  by Over $700,000 per Year!

About GSA

GSA is the leading North American Telecom Regulatory and Indirect Tax Compliance advisory and outsource provider. 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’s professionals bring their expertise to bare on all engagements.

About the Carrier

The mobile carrier had adapted their regulatory regimen from a previous business model and support method for rating tax and calculating regulatory liabilities. The largest of them being federal Universal Service Fund liability. Unfortunately for the carrier, assumptions regarding how their products should be rated were based on antiquated resources.

GSA performed a three level approach to the engagement. First, GSA identified the methods by which the carrier applied tax rating to their transactions. This research gave us details on how efficient and accurate the rating logic applied tax liability to the customers’ transactions.

Next, GSA rebuilt the revenue experience in our Tax Lab. GSA applied their knowledge of the customer’s product and sales goals to their revenue and modeled scenarios which achieved the best tax treatment. In doing so, GSA recognized that revenue recognition for the carrier along with their marketing materials did not reflect the proper offerings to achieve the optimal results. As a result, GSA and the carrier embarked on a full review of their terms and conditions and a re-application of revenue recognition methods to synchronize USF filing reports, profiled by GSA to be optimized.

The End Result

This outcome of the project led to a redesign of the customer’s point of sale (POS) and tax rating engine. Integral to that redesign were GSA’s optimization rules which synchronized the rating with the reporting of liabilities. A byproduct of the redesign was seamless automation of transaction data imported into the General Ledger for Revenue Recognition without manual manipulation. The outcome- our carrier ultimately reduced their USF liability by over $700,000 which was credited within the year of their annual report, creating an ROI of over 400% on the project.

Final Note

If you have manual processes involved in your tax and regulatory reporting, and (or) if you have older resources (advisors and systems); let GSA look at your reporting methods to see if there are ways to improve your bottom line.

You Should Know….

Are you bogged down with business license and permit compliance? Do license renewals get lost in the shuffle and cause your company penalties and interest? Don’t be a victim! Let GSA handle this integral part of keeping your company in compliance and good standing in any jurisdiction required. More importantly, let GSA use our research team of professional registration and consulting personnel to advise you on your licensing needs and manage this process most time and cost efficiently from a strategic perspective. Please contact matt@gsaudits.com or karine@gsaudits.com to find out how GSA can take business licenses to a new level of efficiency and compliancy for your company.