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The telecommunications industry is constantly changing. Between stiff competition and shifting regulations, staying ahead of the game can be daunting. BKD has the resources to help you address the ever-increasing and complex requirements facing the industry. That’s why telecommunications companies nationwide are relying on BKD’s industry expertise for the support they need. 

Our trusted advisors work with a wide variety of telecommunications companies, including telephone, wireless, broadband, and other communication systems. We also assist with industry benchmarking and trend identification to help you streamline operations and build on your success. Learn more about our accounting and consulting services for the telecommunications industry below and let us know how we can help shoulder the load.

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Telecommunications Regulatory Consulting Services

Our telecommunication pros have years of consulting experience to help you with your organization’s unique needs and circumstances. We offer a broad range of services, including rate and bundle design, affiliate transactions, business valuation, and diversification, among many others. We also can compile and benchmark data from hundreds of similar entities, which means we can provide you with best practices and trends relevant to your operations.

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Telecommunications Audit Services

We believe our people, engagement leadership, communication, and technology make the difference in delivering our services. Our leaders welcome the opportunity to discuss your assurance needs and help build the right approach to meet them.

BKD understands the unique accounting rules for the telecommunications industry:

  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Part 32 & 64 Requirements
  • Rural Utilities Service Government Auditing Standards
  • Broadband Grant Accounting
  • Universal Service Funding (USF)
  • Broadband Construction & Work Order Closings

Lease Accounting

Need help implementing lease accounting standards? We’ve got you covered. BKD’s comprehensive three-part solution can help you implement lease standards with ease. BKD LeaseVision can use artificial intelligence (AI) and other tools when appropriate to extract key lease terms from various lease types, a road map to help provide an in-depth process framework, and an Excel template to help perform calculations and develop lease amortization schedules.

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BKD annually prepares thousands of tax returns for individuals, various types of businesses, trusts, and tax-exempt entities. We also provide a variety of tax planning and consulting services.

BKD assists the telecom industry with:

  • Income Taxes
    BKD has an experienced team of tax professionals in communications including broadband grant recognition, ARU revenue deferments, and planning for depreciation elections related to your fiber, central office, and circuit equipment to help reduce taxes.
  • Excise Taxes
    BKD’s telecom tax team can help you navigate the details of applying excise taxes to customer billing for local billing and defining whether a service is or isn’t applicable with today’s rapidly changing technology in delivering communications services.
  • Cooperative Taxes
    Telecom cooperatives have a very unique challenge in reporting taxable income. Our tax professionals have expertise in a cooperative’s member 85 percent gross receipt and can provide guidance in the structuring of a cooperative to help meet your goals of providing the best results for your members. BKD understands the complexity of patronage and nonpatronage sources of income and can work with you to find the best direction for your cooperative to navigate to.
  • Property Taxes
    BKD’s team of property tax professionals works with telecom companies to find ways to help reduce property taxes across many states, particularly where assessments are based on a market capitalization approach, using factors such as income and equity methodologies
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State & Local Tax

At BKD, our state and local tax professionals can help you through the challenging tax world. Whether you do business in one state or several, you know how difficult state income, franchise, and property taxes can be.

BKD assists the telecom industry with:

  • Federal Universal Service Charges
    Our SALT professionals can help you work through the challenges in applications of taxes to things such as federal universal service charges (FUSC), special circuit and fiber lease charges, and interstate and intrastate jurisdictional allocations.
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Cybersecurity & IT Risk

Are your defenses strong enough to withstand a cyberattack? We can help remedy weaknesses in your systems or respond to a breach if you've already been hit by hackers.

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BKD Technologies

BKD Technologies can help you improve your business with software solutions. Whether you're selecting a new system, implementing it, or maintaining it, our advisors have the expertise and resources to assist your company's digital transformation.

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IT Audits & Risk Assessment

IT reviews, risk assessments, and compliance reviews can help your organization ward off cyberattacks and stay on track with required guidelines. Take a closer look at how we can help.

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