We speak from experience when we say: once USAC contacts you with an inquiry, it’s already too late
Universal Service Administrative Company (“USAC”) evaluations can be overwhelming unless your company is prepared.
The CommLaw Group has been through every step of the USAC audit process, including audit defense. We know that USAC expects a response to an initial list of questions within a week or two of notification.
During an audit, USAC will exhaustively evaluate your company’s compliance relative to a list of constantly changing accounting, jurisdictional, and revenue reporting rules – from FCC regulations, to Form 499 instructions, to USAC policies.
With new or changing regulations also come increasingly complex revenue reporting and heightened regulatory scrutiny.
The CommLaw Group's USAC Compliance Review helps you prepare for an audit or review, defend during an audit, and maintain USAC compliance
Although USAC examines only one year’s Form 499-A filing, at the conclusion of an audit, USAC will direct the filer to apply its findings to prior years. Without any limitations period on USAC’s ability to look back in time to identify under-reported revenue and missing contributions, the stakes are incredibly high.
Clients that have worked with The CommLaw Group have reported numerous benefits from our services, including:
Reduced risk of regulatory non-compliance, limiting fines and penalties and regulatory audit exposure
Potential reductions in federal USF contributions, resulting in increased net income and/or reduced customer billings
Increased effectiveness and efficiency of the regulatory reporting process
Enhanced awareness of regulatory changes and related business implications/risks
Enhanced preparation for compliance audits from regulatory agencies and third parties with minimal disruption to normal operations
Automation of regulatory processes with appropriate controls, enabling continuous monitoring of regulatory compliance and timely reporting
Why Choose Us?
The CommLaw Group can help your telecom company develop policies and procedures that ensure you are continually prepared for an audit and can more quickly and successfully defend during audit or review.
Internal audit to mitigate potential compliance issues identified during USAC audit process
Advising entities with complex multifaceted issues, including potential exposure for affiliated entities
Improving regulatory policies and processes to support audit defense and maintain compliance
Regulatory revenue record reporting assistance, including the proper identification and allocation of revenues and costs to appropriate categories and jurisdictions
Detailed analyses and calculations of possible audit results before and during an audit
We redefine the delivery of legal services to meet the expectations of modern clients. With a practical and pragmatic approach, we prioritize efficiency and employ business processes that ensure the right professionals handle the right tasks at the right price. Our commitment to transparency and predictability shines through our billing practices. Harnessing emerging technologies, including artificial intelligence, we augment and enhance the expert services provided by our exceptional legal professionals. With a team of talented, knowledgeable, and personable individuals, we strive to deliver unparalleled legal solutions tailored to your specific needs.
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