Transport Fee's (Taxes and random telecom fee's)

A. Pishdadi apishdadi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 14 23:25:47 UTC 2012


How do we get tax-exempt status though, with ""ITFA / ITNA Exemption" like
faisel said?

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 4:23 PM, Carlos Alcantar <carlos at race.com> wrote:

> Typically you have to file once a year with the companies to let them know
> you are tax exempt.  As your company status may change.
>
> Carlos Alcantar
> Race Communications / Race Team Member
> 1325 Howard Ave. #604, Burlingame, CA. 94010
> Phone: +1 415 376 3314 / carlos at race.com / http://www.race.com
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark Keymer <mark at viviotech.net>
> Date: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:53 AM
> To: "nanog at nanog.org" <nanog at nanog.org>
> Subject: Re: Transport Fee's (Taxes and random telecom fee's)
>
> I had to deal with this with an upstream once that was taxing me.
> Finally got it all worked out after sending in copies of the law and
> getting the CEO involved. However a year or two later I started to get
> taxed again when the company was bought out. Had to resend copies of the
> law (Fed and State) over to them again. I also had the full conversation
> with the previous CEO so I sent that over as well as he was now a VP
> under the new company.
>
> Do to how much of a hassle I had to go through, I am guessing they still
> keep charging tax on other clients that probably should not have been!
>
> Sincerely,
>
> Mark Keymer
>
> On 9/14/2012 8:15 AM, Faisal Imtiaz wrote:
> >
> > All Communication Circuits are subject to Communication Taxes, as per
> > Tax laws of that State.
> >
> > Having said that... if this communication circuit is carrying Internet
> > Traffic, you can contact the Carrier and Ask them to provide you the
> > forms so that you can
> > Claim "ITFA / ITNA Exemption" ...(if you are not in a grandfathered
> > state) Google for "Internet Tax Freedom Act" and review the Wikipedia
> > article for more details and history.
> >
> > In regards to Dark Fiber.....
> > Active Circuits = i.e. circuits where signaling is provided by the
> > Carrier  are considered to be Communication Circuits and are subject
> > to Communication taxes, as per the State Laws.
> >
> > Dark Fiber is considered to be an asset purchase .. i.e. like leasing
> > Office Space/ Automobile / or Machinery... and as such the Lease
> > Payments are subject to Sales Taxes only (again, details may vary from
> > State to State).
> >
> > Regards.
> >
> > Faisal Imtiaz
> > Snappy Internet & Telecom
> > 7266 SW 48 Street
> > Miami, Fl 33155
> > Tel: 305 663 5518 x 232
> > Helpdesk: 305 663 5518 option 2 Email: Support at Snappydsl.net
> >
> > On 9/14/2012 10:29 AM, A. Pishdadi wrote:
> >> Hello Everyone,
> >>
> >> We purchase 10Gig waves for transport out of our datacenter and are
> >> trying
> >> to figure out why the taxes on the circuits are so much. We are paying
> >> around 60% additional in taxes and fee's on top of the cost of the
> >> circuit.
> >> Ofcourse when we were negotiating pricing , it seemed like a great price
> >> until we got our first bill, they forgot to mention that we would be
> >> paying
> >> such fees.
> >> It seems like these taxes would be for companies who would be using
> >> transport services for voice, but we are all data. Is there any way
> >> to get
> >> a tax exempt status? How come the same fee's do not apply to dark
> >> fiber? We
> >> are in process of getting dark fiber to replace the transport
> >> circuits but
> >> its going to take quite some time as we have a few more years on some
> >> of the
> >> contracts. The dark fiber we do have there is no taxes at all. Can
> >> anyone
> >> shed any light on this?
> >>
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