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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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.

Global Strategic Accountants is Hiring

Tax Compliance Specialist

Position – Tax Compliance Specialist

GSA is looking for a Tax Compliance Specialist to join the Global Strategic Accountant team.

Responsibilities

Will be responsible for: Requesting, receiving, compiling and reviewing client data; Utilizing the client data to prepare jurisdictional specific forms; Researching Jurisdictional tax questions and disputes; Client and Jurisdictional interface; Data Mining; and other duties as needed.

Qualifications/Requirements

Must possess a Master’s Degree in Professional Accounting or related field and at least 6 months experience in the position offered or related position. Aforementioned 6 months of experience must include use of the following: Requesting, Receiving, Compiling and reviewing client data, utilizing the client data to prepare jurisdictional specific forms, Researching Jurisdictional tax questions and disputes, Client and Jurisdictional interface, Data Mining, using Wolters Kluwer, Quickbooks, Accounting (CS), Vertex, Billsoft (Avalara) and Microsoft Office, (Access, Powerpoint).

Location

The position is located in Alpharetta, GA.

Reference Number

5302.001.

How To Apply

Submit your contact information and resume to hr@gsaudits.com. Please note the reference number for the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email.

GSA, Wolters Kluwer CCH SureTax and LogiSense to Host Webinar

You’ve found a communications service to sell, but how do you put together the billing and compliance operations that get the most out of your business and keep you out of trouble?

In this webinar, we will walk you through the process from start to finish. We will show a proven methodology for registration, billing and compliance that works for communications service providers selling everything from voice to IoT. You will learn how to put together a solution that enables you to collect for your services, manage your margin and avoid the penalties and fees of non-compliance. We will also discuss how to limit up front expenses when starting up a new communication business.

Join us Wednesday, June 14 at 2:00 EST.  Follow this link to register today.

GSA Sponsors Communications Taxation 2017

Telecommunications tax experts know the importance of staying up to date on the latest telecommunications tax rules and strategies.  Telestrategies’ Communications Taxation Conference, being held in Miami May 15-18, is the event to attend for tax professionals. Opportunities for education, networking and some Miami style fun abound.  For more information visit  https://www.telestrategies.com/TAX/index.htm

See you in Miami!

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 to Host a Webinar April 27th.

Communications Service Providers are struggling with: shrinking profit margins, incorrect taxes on carrier bills, and confusing requests for exemption packages.

GSA and Rev.io are here to help to bring you answers on how to avoid revenue leakage and double taxation.

Learn about tax optimization, handling exemption requests and how to challenge tax misrepresentation.

To register go to https://go.pardot.com/l/137121/2017-02-23/23qgcv

We look forward to your participation!

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 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.