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IPT Compliance in Finland: 2021 Tax Filing Changes and the Introduction of the Suomi System

Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) is complex. For insurers, keeping up with changing rates, rules and regulations can be challenging especially when writing across multiple territories. Sovos’ Guide on IPT Compliance, written by our experienced team of IPT and regulatory specialists, looks at the significance of digital transformation and helps paint a picture of a diverse […]

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With Plans to Expand European Product Development, Sovos to Make 2nd Acquisition in Turkey

When Sovos acquired Istanbul-based Foriba two years ago, we saw it as a key piece to the global puzzle we promised to complete on behalf of our customers. Following our previous acquisitions of Paperless in Chile and Trustweaver in Sweden, the Foriba acquisition represented the bringing together of the global pioneers of e-invoicing compliance. Since […]

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Proposed Amendments to Saudi Arabia’s VAT Implementation Regulations (VATIR): What is Changing?

The Saudi Authorities are proposing changes to the VAT Implementation Regulations (VATIR). The proposed changes are open to public consultation, with interested parties able to submit their opinions until 23 October 2021. Why are changes being proposed to VATIR? According to the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA), the changes aim to harmonise e-invoicing related […]

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The Latest on Retailer Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Shipping

Retailer direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping still has a way to go in terms of being as widely accepted as DtC wine shipping. However, there has been continued interest in making that a reality.  Sovos ShipCompliant keeps a close watch on the latest updates in the beverage alcohol industry, and we’ve gathered a few of the top […]

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Greece’s myDATA Mandate Live From 1 October With a Revised Timeline

The myDATA mandate finally went live on 1 October 2021 for most taxpayers after several postponements (and lobbying for a further postponement). The Greek authorities have stated that no penalties will be imposed for 2021 until relevant legislation is published. The primary goal of the authorities is to ensure all taxpayers are in a position […]

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How Historic Legislation can Make IPT Compliance Complicated

Legislation is always evolving, and legislation covering Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) and the relevant parafiscal taxes is no different. As IPT is so niche, references to other legislation are often made – this can be to a finance act, VAT, or another piece of tax related legislation. And on top of this, there are the […]

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

Fall is here and the wine direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipments landscape has adapted to the “new normal” of the pandemic. Staying mindful of marketplace data will ensure the industry can properly adjust to any ebbs and flows, helping wine producers, retailers and consumers alike.  Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide […]

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Sovos Unveils Browser-Based Interface for Statutory Reporting Solution

At our Insurance Regulatory Summit, we announced the launch of the Web App, a new browser-based interface for the Sovos Statutory Reporting solution. The Web App is an addition that can further help users  comply with statutory reporting and state filing requirements.  The Web App was created for and by Sovos users to deliver a […]

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How to Determine Your EU VAT Obligations

In our previous blog, we focused on VAT registration and the steps a business needs to go through to determine where it needs to be registered. Once the registration is in place, there are a wide range of obligations that need to be met on an ongoing basis. The first step is fully understanding these […]

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Wine New Product Registrations Show Continued Growth Over 2020

Sparkling product registrations leads the way, with 23% spike in Q3 2021  As the summer months wind down, beverage alcohol consumers are not halting their buying patterns. While the third quarter of 2021 saw decreases in new product registrations when compared to Q2, numerous categories show continued increases over the last year, largely in wine […]

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Sovos Named a Leader in Multiple IDC MarketScapes

Three new MarketScapes have been released by IDC and all three recognize Sovos as a leader in their respective categories. As noted by Kevin Permenter, IDC research director, financial applications, “Sovos combines local expertise with a seamless, global customer experience across its full suite of compliance solutions. They are a strong choice for companies of […]

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Fall Reporting: The Unclaimed Property Busy Season

The unclaimed property filing season is broken down into three major categories: Analysis, Due Diligence and Final Reports. The cut-off date for the “Fall” filing season is June 30,  the analysis is typically performed during July and diligence mailings are executed by August 31. Due diligence mailing requirements allow 30 days for a recipient to […]

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Poland: JPK V7M/K Schema Changes from 1 January 2022

Poland implemented its version of a mandatory SAF-T file (the JPK_V7M/K reports) back in October 2020. Since then, businesses must submit detailed information on invoices, along with summary reporting details typically seen in a VAT return. The Ministry of Finance recently adopted amendments to the mandatory JPK_V7M/K reports, effective 1 July 2021. However, in order […]

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Meet the Expert: James Brown, Principal Compliance Services Representative

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

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EU E-Commerce VAT Package FAQs: Understanding IOSS and Imports

The EU e-commerce VAT Package is here. The new schemes, One Stop Shop (OSS) and Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) bring significant changes to VAT treatment and reporting mechanisms for sales to private individuals in the EU. Sovos recently held a webinar on Back to Basics: The EU VAT E-Commerce Package. There were a number […]

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Global Supply Chains and VAT: a Crimp in Cash Flow

Corporations in a wide variety of sectors are rapidly transforming their supply chains. The core goals of supply chain globalisation and automation are operational and to achieve financial benefits. However, many companies overlook the impact of indirect taxes – like value added taxes (VAT) – that are assessed by the countries in which they operate. […]

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Where Does France Stand After the Publication of Last Week’s CTC Specifications?

September was unusually eventful for French businesses. A new ordinance was published, specifying the different parts of the upcoming continuous transaction controls (CTC) regime and at the same time postponed the entry into force of the system by 18 months. On top of this, specifications of process flows, and document formats were released at the […]

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What’s Happening at SuiteWorld 2021?

The traditional 10-year anniversary gift is tin or aluminum, and while we don’t have a gift like that to celebrate a decade of SuiteWorld, we still want to help you plan the best SuiteWorld 2021 agenda possible.   Whether you’re attending in person or virtually, there’s a lot to learn at SuiteWorld 2021. From attending various educational […]

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