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

Faisal Imtiaz faisal at
Fri Sep 14 23:36:03 UTC 2012

There is no 'Certification' required for it..
All it requires is a 'declaration'....
1st Step.... Contact the Tax Dept. of your Carrier and ask them for the 
ITFA/ITNA exemption form.
You might get a hard time from the Front line.. but get to a Supervisor...
once you have the form, all you need to to is fill it out and sign it.


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

On 9/14/2012 7:25 PM, A. Pishdadi wrote:
> 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> 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 /
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Mark Keymer <mark at>
>> Date: Friday, September 14, 2012 9:53 AM
>> To: "nanog at" <nanog at>
>> 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
>>> 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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