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Communications Blog

Recent articles from the Avalara team

Read the latest industry information and tips from the Avalara Communications tax team.

The New York Department of Taxation and Finance says cellphones are now subject to communications excise tax when they're locked or otherwise tied to a network.

The post In New York, Communications Excise Tax Now Applies to Locked Cellphones appeared first on Avalara.

By Toby Bargar - May 11, 2017.

One of the biggest unknowns facing communications service providers from a tax perspective is the Internet of Things.

The post What are the Latest Communications Tax Implications for IoT? appeared first on Avalara.

By Toby Bargar - April 21, 2017.

The Iowa Department of Revenue ruled that Amazon's streaming video service renders Amazon Prime memberships taxable in their entirety. Here's what tax managers need to know.

The post Iowa Amazon Prime Ruling Means Streaming Video Service Bundles Are Now Taxable appeared first on Avalara.

By Toby Bargar - March 6, 2017.

If you're new to FCC Form 477, you'll be glad to know this one "trick" can save communications service providers from a lot of unnecessary headaches.

The post The Key to a Successful FCC Form 477 appeared first on Avalara.

By Avalara - September 21, 2016.

Built-in solution enables Aria customers to spend less time managing tax compliance and more time driving business success Seattle, WA and San Francisco, CA – September 15, 2016 – Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of tax compliance automation for businesses of all sizes, and Aria Systems, the leader in helping enterprises grow subscription and usage-based [...]

The post Avalara Partners with Aria Systems to Automate Communications Tax Management appeared first on Avalara.

By Avalara - September 15, 2016.

Communications Service Providers face some of the most difficult state tax returns of any industry. Here are the top four most complex.

The post The 4 Most Difficult Communications Tax Returns appeared first on Avalara.

By Lisa Peer - August 31, 2016.

Learn why Florida holds CSPs harmless from monitoring customer locations when they use geospatial data—and how this technology removes a huge roadblock to communications tax compliance.

The post Geospatial Data: Minimize Your CSP’s Audit Liability With This Overlooked Method appeared first on Avalara.

By Sandra Thomas - August 18, 2016.

Built-in solution enables PortaBilling’s CSPs to spend less time managing tax compliance and more time driving business success Seattle, WA and Vancouver, BC – August 17, 2016 – Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of tax compliance automation for business, today announced that PortaOne, a global software developer of B/OSS and OCS solutions, has fulfilled Avalara’s [...]

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By Avalara - August 17, 2016.

AvaTax for Communications guarantees accuracy, protects CSPs if audited Seattle, WA – July 28, 2016 – Avalara, a leading provider of tax compliance automation for business, today announced that Avalara AvaTax™ for Communications has been recertified by the Florida Department of Revenue for jurisdiction database accuracy.  As a result, if a communications service provider (CSP) [...]

The post Avalara’a Geospatial Automation Recertified by Florida DOR appeared first on Avalara.

By Avalara - July 28, 2016.

Built-in solution enables BillingPlatform’s customers to spend less time managing tax compliance and more time driving business success Seattle, WA – July 11, 2016 – Avalara, Inc., a leading provider of tax compliance automation for business, today announced that BillingPlatform, a comprehensive order-to-cash solution hosted in the cloud, has fulfilled Avalara’s rigorous certification requirements and [...]

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By Avalara - July 11, 2016.