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History behind the Broadband Tax Institute.

The Broadband Tax Institute was established in 1986 to facilitate communication and cooperation among its members on tax issues and developments that affect the cable and telecommunications industry. The institute is currently comprised of approximately 250 industry members and associate consultants who meet annually to discuss emerging tax issues and solutions in all areas of tax practice including property, sales/use, and income taxes.

The Institute was originally comprised of tax professionals from the cable industry. However, as technology and business services have evolved and blended, the membership base has broadened to include tax professionals from programmers, Internet service providers, DBS/Satellite companies, DSL, CLEC, and Regional Bell Operating Companies. The resulting diversity of membership has required an expanding list of topics that are presented at the Annual Conference in general sessions and more specific breakout meetings.

The Annual Conference occurs in the fall at a variety of locations. The Institute prides itself on the quality of its host facilities and the technical presentations, which qualify for continuing education credits for CPAs and attorneys. Speakers are generally drawn from the membership and prominent accounting, valuation, and legal firms serving the telecom area. Additionally, the Institute will call on engineers to discuss technological innovations leading to new business services and on Wall Street financial professionals, who discuss the latest in financing techniques. A Washington, DC legislative update is usually included as well.

Overall, the annual conference provides an interesting blend of tax, technology, finance, and legislative information to enhance your ability to perform your role as a tax professional for your telecommunications company. We develop our annual conference agenda with general and breakout sessions to create relevancy for professionals specializing in federal, state, sales/use and property tax matters.

Special Projects

In addition to our annual conference, BTI has occasionally initiated specific projects related to creating a sale/use tax database, personal property projects, and legislative committees to facilitate effective tax lobbying and bill oversight. Special projects begin as a need presents itself among the membership. Historically, the Institute has not expended funds on specific lobbying activities.

Annual Conference

Our Annual Conference is held in the Fall of each year at locations of distinction. The BTI prides itself on the quality of its host facilities and the technical presentations, which qualify for continuing education credits for CPAs and attorneys.

2023 Annual Conference
  • Dates: 10/22 - 10/25
  • Location: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Hotel: The Phoenician
  • www.thephoenician.com
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    member benefits

    EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE — BTI membership provides unmatched opportunities to learn about the latest issues & concerns related to Broadband Tax

    ANNUAL CONFERENCE — BTI hosts an Annual Conference each year, and from time to time will engage in special projects for the benefit of BTI's members

    ACCESS CRITICAL RESOURCES — From our Annual Conference and our "Members Only" section of this web site, a wealth of resources are always at your disposal.

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    As beneficial as membership is for industry professionals, it is even more so for consulting firms serving and supporting these members. When becoming a BTI sponsor, you will have the opportunity to network within a wide variety of individuals and agencies.

    Sponsoring our Annual Conference allows you the opportunity to establish key relationships with BTI's Board of Directors and other professionals within the Broadband industry. During each sponsored event/conference, your company will be recognized and you will have the opportunity to meet those in attendance.

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