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The Political Parties’ Technology Policy Priorities

As the election approaches, the IT channel should press its policy concerns and engage candidates at all levels to create a supportive environment for the technology sector to continue its global leadership and its jobs creation drive.

Avalara Names Director of Channel Sales

Avalara, a provider of Web-based sales and use tax automation solutions for businesses of all sizes, has announced the newest member to join its sales and business development team, Anthony Zuanich, who will serve as executive director of channel sales. Zuanich brings 18 years of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and technology sales and business development experience to […]

BillSoft Announces EZTax Online Reference

BillSoft Inc. has introduced EZTax Online Reference, an online reference tool that provides users the ability to look up tax rates and view how they are applied in any given jurisdiction and for any product or service. Users also have the ability to view historic tax rates and their effective dates. EZTax Online Reference is […]

Integra Telecom Taps BillSoft for Tax Management

BillSoft Inc. has announced that Integra Telecom Inc., a facilities-based carrier, has selected BillSoft’s EZTax product line to tax its communications services. EZTax integrates with Integra’s existing billing system to calculate numerous jurisdictional taxes with the fastest tax-rating engine in the market, the company said.

Qwest Earnings Up 89 Percent

Qwest Communications International Inc. reported Tuesday that its fourth quarter 2007 earnings were up 89 percent. The Denver-based company reported net income of $366 million, or 20 cents a share, up from $194 million, or 10 cents a share, a year earlier. The results included a tax benefit at 6 cents a share. Revenue fell […]

House Extends Internet Tax Ban

The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to extend a moratorium on state Internet access taxes for four years. Some lawmakers wanted a permanent ban, but the majority didnt see matters that way. The House voted 405-2 to keep the ban in place. It was scheduled to expire Nov. 1. The Senate now must […]

Round Table

On the recent Congressional push to keep Internet access services such as Web hosting tax-free [T]he fledgling industry argument for Internet services in the United States is no longer relevant. Electronic commerce is a mature and important part of the U.S. and international economy. The continued moratorium on taxing charges for Internet access should be […]

Internet Taxation Ban Attracts Congressional Debate

Four bills addressing Internet taxation are pending in Congress as House and Senate committees this week held hearings on the matter. The original moratorium banning Internet taxes will expire Nov. 1, unless lawmakers extend the date or institute a permanent freeze. Companies such as Verizon Communications Inc. support a permanent ban on Internet access taxes […]

Congress Proposes to Repeal 3 Percent Excise Tax

A group of House representatives is calling for the end of a telephony excise tax that mostly affects low-income, elderly and rural citizens. Reps. John Lewis, D-Ga., Jim Ramstad, R-Minn., Rick Boucher, D-Va., and Gary Miller, R-Calif., introduced the Telephone Excise Repeal Act of 2007 on Wednesday. Telecom companies and associations support the proposal. Congress […]

BillSoft Marks 10th Anniversary

BillSoft Inc., a provider of tax calculation solutions, is celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2007. In 1995, BillSofts founder Tim Lopatofsky, then an executive at a telecommunications service provider, searched for a solution to accurately calculate taxes for the companys services. What he found in the market was not promising and made it seem impossible […]

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