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France: Two New Declarations to Replace the DEB

As of 1 January 2022, the Declaration of Exchange Goods (DEB) will be replaced by two new declarations, a statistical survey and a VAT summary statement. Current requirements Currently, taxpayers must complete the DEB, which is a single declaration that merges a statistical section and a tax section. Taxpayers must fill out both sections of […]

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Spain: New Timelines for the Adoption of TicketBAI in the Basque Country

The Provincial Council of the Gipuzkoa region in the Basque Country recently published Foral Order 608/2021. This establishes the schedule for adopting the TicketBAI (TBAI) obligation in that region. This local regulation also exempts certain natural persons of an age close to retirement from its compliance. What is TicketBai? TicketBAI is an initiative between the […]

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IPT Compliance in Denmark

Continuing our blog series looking at specific IPT-related tax acts around the world, we head to Denmark. This insight is shared in Sovos’ Guide on IPT Compliance. Written by our team of IPT and regulatory specialists, this guide is packed full of insight to navigate the ever-changing regulatory landscape. Non-life insurance tax registration and reporting […]

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Your Questions Answered: Saudi Arabia E-Invoicing Mandate

In our recent webinar, the team at Sovos discussed the upcoming Saudi Arabia e-invoicing mandate. The webinar covered the finalised rules for Phase 1 of the e-invoicing regime which is due to go live on 4 December 2021 as well as updates to phase 2. There were plenty of questions we didn’t have time to […]

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Industry Spotlight: Financial Institutions

The last time I wrote to you about recent trends with unclaimed property and financial institutions, I talked about the increased audit activities and unique challenges that financial institutions face. Read the April 2021 article here. Regardless of your industry, I am sure you have heard the Consulting Team at Sovos share just how important […]

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How to Gain Transparency and Control of Your Tax Engine

Tax is a critical component of your business’ success and should never feel inaccessible. You don’t want your approach to tax to become a black hole where information disappears and is difficult to find. You and your teams deserve full visibility of your data and tax engine information, with self-service tools at your fingertips to […]

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How to Evaluate ROI When Entering New States for DtC Shipping

Whether your organization is just starting out in the direct-to-consumer (DtC) wine shipping channel or you’ve been established for years and are looking to expand into new markets, it can be a challenge to know which states to enter. It’s important to have a sense of the potential return on investment (ROI) before selecting a […]

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Analysis: The Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) Four Months On

The European Commission (EC) introduced the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) on 1 July 2021 to simplify the accounting for VAT on goods imported into the EU with an intrinsic value below EUR 150. It is not compulsory, and there are alternative methods of accounting for import VAT on such imports. As with any new […]

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Meet the Expert: Menuka Thajali – Senior Compliance Services Representative – IPT at Sovos

Meet the Expert is our series of blogs where we share more about the team behind our innovative software and managed services. /p> As a global organisation with indirect tax experts across all regions, our dedicated team is often the first to know about new regulatory changes and the latest developments on tax regimes worldwide […]

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Romania SAF-T: New Guidance for Submission Deadlines

In previous blogs, we’ve taken a deep dive into Romania’s new SAF-T requirements. In the latest guidance released this week, the tax authority has provided updated implementation timelines for different sizes of taxpayers and information on the grace period. In addition to clarifying timelines, the tax authority also issued a new version of the schema […]

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Securities Audit – What Holders Need to Know

What is an unclaimed property securities audit? It is an audit of the holder’s equity positions (i.e., common stock) held by the shareholders of a publicly held company. These positions are recorded in an account specific to each shareholder. The accounts are generally administered by the holder’s transfer agent. These accounts include the number of […]

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Saudi Arabia: New Fines for Non-compliance with E-invoicing Rules

Phase 1 of the e-invoicing system will be live in less than three weeks. While many businesses are still implementing a solution, the Saudi tax authority continues to publish more details on their official webpage. One of the most recent announcements is about the fines the government will levy in case of non-compliance with the […]

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Turkey Expands Scope of E-Documents

The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) published a Draft Communique that includes significant changes to the Tax Procedure Law General Communique No. 509, which initially aimed to unify all e-document regulations when it was published in October 2019. With the Draft Communique, the TRA will lower the current gross sales revenue threshold for mandatory e-fatura and […]

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E-Factura – Romania’s New E-invoicing System

In March 2020, Romania launched an e-invoicing pilot program, e-Factura, to streamline the collection of taxes to improve and strengthen the collection of VAT whilst combating tax evasion. The decision to launch e-Factura was taken after closely monitoring the Italian e-invoicing model and analysing the economic impact and efficiencies that electronic invoicing has had for […]

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The Latest RUUPA Updates

On July 13, 2016 the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) approved its drafting committee’s final draft of the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act (RUUPA). The approved RUUPA is now considered the latest version of a model law that will serve as reference for state legislatures in modifying and enhancing current state unclaimed property statutes. The introduction […]

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Italy e-invoicing: Are More Requirements on the Horizon?

Italy first introduced its e-invoicing mandate in 2019 and in 2022 they are introducing a new continuous transaction control obligation for reporting cross-border invoice data. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Harri Vivian sits down with Gabriel Pezzato, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos to talk through the 2022 reporting changes coming in Italy. […]

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Latest Updates: State Direct Reporting Requirements for Form 1099-NEC

With the release of Publication 1220 for tax year 2021, we were made aware that the IRS has added Form 1099 NEC to the Combined Federal State Filing (CF/SF) program. This program is intended to relieve the burden of filing 1099s directly with states since the IRS forwards 1099s filed federally to participating state agencies. […]

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Filing VAT Returns and Other Obligations

In our previous blog, we looked at how businesses can determine their obligations when they’re registered for VAT in other countries. We will now focus on what is required to meet those obligations. Submitting VAT returns The VAT return is the most obvious declaration that has to be submitted although as we highlighted in our […]

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