USTelecom Asks 2nd Circ. To Rehear IRS-WorldCom Tax Row

Law360, Los Angeles (September 5, 2013, 6:41 PM EDT) -- The United States Telecom Association on Thursday filed a brief with the Second Circuit supporting WorldCom Inc.'s petition for a rehearing of the appellate court's decision that WorldCom is liable for millions in excise taxes on its dial-up Internet systems, saying the ruling could lead to confusion about the applicability of the excise tax.

In an amicus curiae brief, USTelecom said a Second Circuit panel's ruling that WorldCom's systems for dial-up Internet services constituted a local telephone service and thus were taxable under the relevant federal...
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