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What You Need to Know About the Fintech Ecosystem in Mexico

While many Latin American countries have begun to implement taxation on digital services, Mexico is currently leading the charge and has established a strong track record that other countries are hoping to match. Chile and Ecuador have both recently passed similar legislation with hopes of finding similar success and attracting more global fintech brands.  The […]

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DtC Shipping Essentials: Customer Aggregate Volume Limits (CAVL)

Direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping has numerous rules and regulations that shippers must adhere to in order to stay compliant. Customer aggregate volume limits (CAVL) discern how much of a certain type of alcohol a single licensee can ship in a given period of time to select individuals within a state. CAVL can seem like a fairly […]

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Expansion to Statutory Schedule Y

As we pass the midpoint of the year, many companies are already looking toward year end, trying to ready themselves for various new reporting requirements. Among those is the expansion to statutory Schedule Y where newly adopted Part 3 will join the family and require disclosures on related party insurer members of a holding company […]

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The Data: Wine DtC Shipments and Off-Premise Retail (June 2021 Special Report)

As we enter into the summer months, wine direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments are still shifting in response to a tumultuous year. While the industry has largely righted itself, it remains essential to pay attention to marketplace data to keep pulse on that continued change.  Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide […]

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5 Reasons to Attend Sovos’ Insurance and Regulatory Summit

Sovos is the industry leader in U.S. insurance accounting and reporting, education and software. From our expert level instructors, to our industry best-in-class software and support, to our customized high-quality training, Sovos helps you meet your organizational goals. Being the industry leader requires staying ahead of industry changes in insurance accounting and financial reporting.  To […]

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What is Active/Active Availability?

With ecommerce continuing to rise in popularity, businesses can face unexpected operational challenges when there are increases in sales. But when utilizing the state of Active/Active availability through Sovos, companies know that they are backed by a scalable technological option that provides unparalleled uptime. Competition occurs every day of the year and is no longer […]

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Portuguese Stamp Duty and How Reporting is Changing

The introduction of the new Portuguese Stamp Duty system has arguably been one of the most extensive changes within IPT reporting in 2021 even though the latest reporting system wasn’t accompanied by any changes to the tax rate structure. The new reporting requirements were initially scheduled to start with January 2020 returns. However this was […]

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Multiple Shipping Facilities: Does it Make Sense?

By Milton Cornwell, COO, Copper Peak Logistics — a ShipCompliant Platinum Certified Partner Why should it matter if your direct-to-consumer (DtC) fulfillment partner has multiple shipping facilities? We at Copper Peak have found that the question of multiple shipping facilities is a very misunderstood concept in the wine fulfillment business, especially when it’s called many […]

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Unclaimed Property and Cryptocurrency:  State Reporting Considerations 

In my previous two unclaimed property and cryptocurrency blogs posts titled, “Regulation and the Impact on Digital Assets” and “Due Diligence Requirements and Compliance,” we explored the impact of unclaimed property regulations in the virtual currency world and the what, why, when and how of due diligence compliance.     Now that you have completed your due […]

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Reciprocity in Unclaimed Property

Reciprocity in unclaimed property: why refrain from the practice of reciprocity when it seems so simple? Reciprocity or reciprocal filing came about in 1954 to keep holders from duplicate reporting liability. In other words, if a holder reported unclaimed property to one state (state A for example) and another state (state B) had a better […]

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What are the DtC Liquor Shipping Laws by State?

When it comes to direct-to-consumer (DtC) liquor shipping laws by state, distilleries and other spirits producers must adhere to shipping laws of the destination state. It is also important to remember that just because a state allows DtC beer shipping or DtC wine shipping, it does not necessarily mean that it allows DtC liquor shipping.  […]

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IPT Location of Risk Changes: Your Questions Answered

As our webinar explored in depth, location of risk rules are complex and constantly evolving. The Sovos compliance team covered many topics on the session, such as sources for identification of the location of risk and location of risk vs location of the policyholder. Despite this deep dive, there were plenty of questions that we […]

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Latest updates in e-documents: Impact of acceleration in e-transformation applications on e-documents

Turkey’s e-transformation journey, which started in 2010, became more systematic in 2012. This process first launched with the introduction of e-ledgers on 1 Jan 2012 and has since reached a much wider scope for e-documents. The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA), the leader of the e-transformation process, has played an important role in encouraging companies to […]

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Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Shipping Essentials: Age Verification

There is perhaps nothing more important for anyone involved in the beverage alcohol market to do than to prevent sales to minors. It is illegal in every state to sell alcohol to anyone under the age of 21, and that restriction applies to every sale, regardless of where or how the sale occurs. Even accidentally […]

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5 Key Tax Analyst Skills for a Stronger Indirect Tax Future

In today’s rapidly evolving and technology-driven regulatory environment, businesses and governments have had to change their operations to stay profitable and compliant. Everything from cloud computing to machine learning and AI to the Internet of Things (IoT) are opening new revenue streams and altering supply chain models. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and governments once […]

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What is Japan’s Qualified Invoice System?

Japan is in the middle of a multi-year process of updating its consumption tax system. This started with the introduction of its multiple tax rate system on 1 October 2019 and the next step is expected to be the implementation of the so-called Qualified Invoice System as a tax control measure on 1 October 2023. […]

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Understanding CTCs and Their Impact on VAT Compliance Today

In this blog, we provide an insight into continuous transaction controls (CTCs) and the terminology often associated with them. With growing VAT gaps the world over, more tax authorities are introducing increasingly stringent controls. Their aim is to increase efficiency, prevent fraud and increase revenue. One of the ways governments can gain greater insight into […]

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Recent Developments Impacting the Delaware Unclaimed Property VDA

60-Day Response Period Extended for February VDA Recipients The deadline to respond to Delaware unclaimed property VDA invitations mailed in February 2021 was extended to July 31, 2021. Per an announcement posted to the DE Secretary of State’s website, reminder letters were sent the week of June 14, 2021 to holders that received, but have […]

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