AT&T Connecticut Investigated For Avo...

AT&T Connecticut Investigated For Avoiding State Taxes Over Tra...

There are 7 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Jun 16, 2009, titled AT&T Connecticut Investigated For Avoiding State Taxes Over Tra.... In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is investigating AT&T for creating a Nevada corporation that he said "appears to be a device for diverting and siphoning revenue away from Connecticut" for the purpose of avoiding state taxes.

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connecticut consumer

Chester, CT

#1 Jun 17, 2009
Att wants connecticut dollars but continues above the law. If the dpuc looked into this someone should look harder at the issue.The dpuc let att break connecticut service quality laws..Dig deep!!
John

Plymouth, MN

#2 Jun 17, 2009
Aw, not another quality American corporation trying to evade taxes. Say it ain't so.
Think Before You Speak

Newington, CT

#3 Jun 17, 2009
If you ever thought of hiding your income as a state resident in this manner, or something similar, that was "technically" legal, they would find a way to stop you from doing it, penalize, and maybe incarcerate you for doing so. However..........in the corporate world its business as usual. And most people on this board always pick on government for underhanded deals. Sheeeesh!
Reader

United States

#4 Jun 17, 2009
Shame on CT for approving the initial sale of SNET in the first place. 10 years later it is still a monopoly with little alternate choice. Excluding cell phones with spotty coverage you must choose either between AT&T or your local cable company for wired phone service. The poor alternate providers either went belly up or are non existant due to the fees they were charged to use the lines among other reasons........not much of a fair market.

So CT save your money on pursing anything against AT&T as you won't win. They have become too big, and too powerful something that Judge Green saw happening many years ago. He must be rolling over in his grave!
Bill

Elmhurst, IL

#5 Jun 17, 2009
The issue is that the DPUC should be the watch dog for the public and thier interests and instead has become the gate keeper. The record speaks for itself AT&T has not met it's service commitments to it's customers in over 8 years and the DPUC has rendered it's preliminary ruling saying the bar is too high. Since when can service be too good to the People Of Connecticut.
seen it all b4

Moosup, CT

#6 Jun 17, 2009
Reader wrote:
10 years later it is still a monopoly with little alternate choice. Excluding cell phones with spotty coverage you must choose either between AT&T or your local cable company for wired phone service. The poor alternate providers either went belly up or are non existant due to the fees they were charged to use the lines among other reasons........not much of a fair market.
you could say monopoly, but it's just a word. in practice, when you are not the only provider, you are not a monopoly, you are a competitor.
cable-provided dial-tone is a huge competitor in connecticut, as are all the cell-service providers. kids going to, and getting out of college will never order a landline. whole cities and towns are running their own fiber and getting off the wired networks. not because it's better, because of pricing and data security.
blumenthal may just just as well be don quixote, chasing his windmills. at&t, with regards to the article, is doing the same thing as verizon, united technologies, comcast, even uconn, with regards to intellectual property, trademarks and royalties. just wait and watch. this is a legally settled non-issue. just another way for the attorney general to get his name in the papers.
connecticut consumer

Chester, CT

#7 Jun 19, 2009
They are all crooks. Another example of a tax loophole for these greedy companies.Speaking of crooks check out the price of gas.USA Land of the free home of the going broke!!!
seen it all b4 wrote:
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you could say monopoly, but it's just a word. in practice, when you are not the only provider, you are not a monopoly, you are a competitor.
cable-provided dial-tone is a huge competitor in connecticut, as are all the cell-service providers. kids going to, and getting out of college will never order a landline. whole cities and towns are running their own fiber and getting off the wired networks. not because it's better, because of pricing and data security.
blumenthal may just just as well be don quixote, chasing his windmills. at&t, with regards to the article, is doing the same thing as verizon, united technologies, comcast, even uconn, with regards to intellectual property, trademarks and royalties. just wait and watch. this is a legally settled non-issue. just another way for the attorney general to get his name in the papers.

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