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Cord-cutting leads to falling cable taxes, states to take action

By Shylo Bisnett on Mar 31, 2021 9:53:10 AM

In just 2020 alone, more than six million Americans nixed cable service in favor of getting content from a streaming platform. Some of the reasons include a desire to save on the cost of a costly cable package, lack of interest in much of what cable offers, and increased content quality from competitors.

Topics: local government utility tax local budgets cable tax
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National Chocolate Cake Day

By Shylo Bisnett on Jan 27, 2021 2:07:36 PM

January 27 is National Chocolate Cake Day!

Pretty much everyone loves chocolate cake, right? Sinking your teeth into a decadent slice of moist cake slathered in the frosting of your choice … it really doesn’t get much better than that.

Treat yourself to a slice (or two) of chocolate cake from your favorite local bakery today. It’s a great moment of self care, and helps support small businesses. And we all know that Main Street businesses can use every penny right now.

Topics: utility tax revenue review
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Recovered: $1 Million in Cable Franchise Fees

By Shylo Bisnett on Dec 14, 2020 7:00:00 AM

Learn how we helped Springfield, Illinois find these funds

Local governments have always had to track down every possible penny. And nowadays? It’s absolutely critical.

Azavar’s team of local government revenue experts partnered with Springfield, Illinois on a comprehensive review and discovered nearly $1 million in uncollected cable franchise fees. That’s not pocket change! Learn all about it here.

Impressed? Set up a time to speak with our team about how we can partner with your municipality. We’ll take a look at your books and get to work for you—with no upfront costs.

Topics: utility tax case study franchise fee revenue review