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Telecom taxes and fees: is it a sin to make a phone call?

  • Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 6 2012

Unfortunately, the new year does not hold much hope for reversing the disturbing trend of increasing federal, state and local taxes and surcharges that are applied to telecommunications services

IRS resolves tax impact of employer-provided cell phones

  • Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 19 2011

The federal income tax implications of providing cell phones to employees for business (and some personal) use has now been fully resolved

In state equal protection jurisprudence, the hits just keep on coming

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 29 2013

The Iowa Supreme Court passed on an opportunity to breathe life into equal protection jurisprudence and, instead, rejected Qwest Corporation's

In the courts

  • Arent Fox LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 24 2010

On May 13, 2010, the US District Court for the Southern District of California granted in part and denied in part Verizon Wireless's motion to dismiss a consumer's complaint challenging its practice of charging sales tax on the full retail price of telephones, rather than the actual price paid by the consumer

You've got mail, I've got tax liability: Texas considers content of email transmission for sales tax

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 3 2013

The Texas Comptroller determined that a taxpayer's email advertisement services were telecommunications services subject to the state's sales tax

Taxpayers challenging department's application of telecom gross receipts tax

  • Reed Smith LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 23 2013

Several taxpayers are challenging the Department's broad interpretation of the telecommunications gross receipts tax in cases pending at Commonwealth

IRS hangs up on efforts to tax cell phone use

  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 16 2011

For many years, IRS has stridently insisted that the value of personal use of cell phones provided by an employer to its employees is taxable income

New York trial court trims the fat but keeps the meat on False Claims Act lawsuit

  • Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 3 2013

A New York State trial court has denied a motion filed by Sprint Nextel Corporation and its subsidiaries (Sprint) to dismiss a claim brought under

US tax court rules on depreciation deductions for wireless equipment

  • Kelley Drye & Warren LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 13 2011

On July 7, in a case of first impression, the US Tax Court (Broz v. Commissioner) reviewed the class lives (depreciation periods) applicable to wireless cellular assets to establish the permissible depreciation deductions of the taxpayer

Telecom taxes

  • Morrison & Foerster LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 30 2010

Both houses of Congress introduced bills in 2009 affecting telecom-related taxes