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Communications

Telecommunications is the most taxed vertical in the United States, so experience matters when dealing with this level of complexity. CereTax was built from the ground up by industry professionals with decades of experience navigating the complex tax and regulatory nuances of the communications industry.

With the explosion of interconnected and non-interconnected VoIP, wireless communications, Internet of Things (IoT), private communication networks, and generally anything to do with the way people and businesses communicate, it is critical now more than ever to have a team that understands how tax and regulatory impositions affect you, whether you are a direct provider or reseller.

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CereTax helps your business handle taxation for:

VoIP

Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, is the fastest growing sector in the communications field and often the most misunderstood when it comes to taxation. Are my services interconnected VoIP or are they non-interconnected VoIP? What’s the difference and why does it matter? Am I required to collect USF charges? How do I base my USF charges? What is safe harbor? What about E911 fees? These are all questions that have to be answered and factored in your communications tax platform to effectively implement a safe and effective tax policy.

Wireless
With the low barriers of entry thanks to carriers ramping up their reseller channels, MVNOs of all kinds are constantly being brought to market. But do you know what taxes to apply? What about for prepaid wireless? Is it different? What about top-ups? What about bundled packages with data and internet access? Do the different ways of marketing and selling effect taxation? All real-world questions that CereTax can answer for your communications business.

Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things (IoT) has taken the world by storm. Whether it is fleet monitoring, equipment monitoring, real-time data exchange, or security; there is almost no limit to the universe of the IoT. In addition, there is almost no limit to the variables that effect whether a particular deployment is completely tax exempt, or if it falls under sales taxes, lease taxes, use taxes, or communications taxes. Before you rack up thousands, or even millions, of dollars in unpaid tax liabilities and penalties, Let CereTax help you become compliant and stay compliant with your sales taxes.

Data
Data is only taxable in a relatively small number of states. However, how you market, sell, and bundle your data services may inadvertently trip you over the line of non-taxable to taxable. In some states, where it is taxable, the tax is based on certain breakpoints or thresholds and tiers. Let CereTax help you solve the riddle and keep you compliant.

Private Line
With security threats abound and the need for dependable and rapid communications, Private Line Services have become a mainstay in the communications offering. Private Line Services are generally used to create a private network between the sites of a multi-location business or connect to a data center. Because no other businesses or customers can use your Private Line, you are guaranteed the greatest security for your sensitive information. Communications taxes do apply on Private Line Services, and the methods vary from state to state. Some states require that if a line originates or terminates in their state, 50% of the line charge is subject to tax based on that state's rules. However, some states maintain that regardless of, if the line only terminates or originates in their state, all of the line charge is subject to tax in their state. So in reality, you could have two states claiming that you owe tax on 150% of the line charge. If you provide Private Line Services, it is critical to get this correct from a liability and a competitive standpoint.

LAN
A Local Area Network (LAN) is a collection of devices connected in one physical location, such as a building, office, or home. A LAN can be small or large ranging from a home network with one user to an enterprise network with thousands of users and devices in an office or school. A LAN comprises cables, access points, switches, routers, and other components that enable devices to connect to internal servers, web servers, and other LANs via wide area networks. The rise of virtualization has also fueled the development of virtual LANs, which enable network administrators to logically group network nodes and partition their networks without a need for major infrastructure changes. For example, in an office with multiple departments, such as accounting, IT support, and administration, each department's computers could be logically connected to the same switch but segmented to behave as if they are separate. Providing LAN services can greatly enhance your communications services offering. Let CereTax help determine if your LAN is taxable, and if so, what taxes and fees are applicable and need to be collected.

WAN
A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a form of telecommunication networks that can connect devices from multiple locations and across the globe. WANs are the largest and most expansive form of computer networks available to date. These networks are often established by service providers who then lease their WAN to businesses, schools, governments, or the public. These customers can use the network to relay and store data or communicate with other users, no matter their location, as long as they have access to the established WAN. Access can be granted via different links, such as Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) or lines, wireless networks, cellular networks, or internet access. For international organizations, WANs allow them to carry out their essential daily functions without delay. Employees from anywhere can use a business’s WAN to share data, communicate with coworkers, or simply stay connected to the greater data resource center for that organization. Certified Network Professionals help organizations maintain their internal Wide Area Network, as well as other critical IT infrastructure.

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Sales tax for SaaS

With the explosion of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), jurisdictions are quickly finding ways to tax this new business model. The layers of taxation for SaaS are not as complicated when compared to VoIP or other internet-based communications. However, the applicability does vary widely from state to state and, in some cases, jurisdiction to jurisdiction.

Just the definition of SaaS varies greatly from state to state. For example, you may be categorized as SaaS in one state and thus taxable; however, the very same service in another state is classified as an Information System and thus not taxable.

CereTax has the capability to differentiate based on the characteristics of the product or service being provided to ensure the correct classification and appropriate taxability is being applied.

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Sales and use tax for digital goods

The way content and media is delivered today has changed and with the explosion of streaming services a new set of challenges has emerged. Determining the correct tax applicability for digital goods presents a distinct challenge for these businesses.

CereTax has extensive research around the Digital Goods market and can automate the correct tax applicability so you never have to wonder if you are collecting the right tax in the right areas.

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Manufacturing

Manufacturers have a monumental task when it comes to managing sales & use tax. The complexity of transactions associated with capital investment and overhead burden is extraordinary and comes with a huge propensity for errors. The costs associated with these errors, both in audit exposure and over payments, can be severe.

CereTax provides consistency, flexibility, visibility, and unparalleled sales and use tax content to produce accurate output for even the most complex tax situations.

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Retail and e-commerce sales tax simplified

Retailers with brick and mortar and e-commerce platforms are burdened with unique challenges.

It used to be only the Fortune 500 needed an Enterprise-grade solution. With the evolution of e-commerce and the advancement of omnichannel sales, even mid-size businesses find themselves dealing with complex sales tax processes such as:

  • Sales tax holidays
  • Complex returns processes
  • Multiple tender types
  • True omnichannel sales models
  • Disparate business units
  • Reseller and VAR distribution channels

CereTax has the unique ability to handle the myriad of challenges many retail enterprises face.

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Construction

Sales and use taxation relating to real property improvements is very complex. CereTax has embedded decades of construction taxation experience into a comprehensive solution that solves the construction tax dilemma. 

Understanding who is responsible for paying the tax on construction contracts and who is responsible for collecting the tax isn’t black and white. Several questions can impact the tax process including, who is the ultimate consumer of material used on a project? Is it a commercial vs residential construction project? Are the contracts lump-sum vs separated vs cost-plus contracts? Is the transaction for the owner vs prime contractor vs subcontractor? What if the project is for a manufacturing facility? What about tax abatements? Enterprise zones? 

CereTax is the only automated solution capable of consuming all the required information to accurately assess sales and use tax. Our “What if” engine allows contractors and owners to model out different combinations of variables to determine how to best minimize the tax burden on a project.

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