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Creative Ways Wineries are Staying Connected and Promoting DtC Shipping

Overcoming the challenges of social distancing is proving difficult for many industries during the time of COVID-19. The inability to interact face-to-face with customers is hampering sales efforts for most. However, some of our clients are getting creative in finding ways to stay connected with their target audiences.  At a time when wineries can’t rely […]

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11 Need-to-Know Stats from 2020 DtC Wine Shipping Webinar

The annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report is full of data that can help you make strategic operational and marketing decisions for your business. Out of the dense 36-page report, Alex Koral, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Sovos ShipCompliant, and Andrew Adams, Editor, Wine Analytics Report, a part of Wines Vines Analytics unpack 11 key statistics and offer […]

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COVID-19 and Changes in the Beverage Alcohol Industry

It seems as if, in a few short weeks, the entire world has been turned upside down. In response to the COVID-19 crisis, society has adopted emergency measures to stem the tide of the virus, with companies shifting to remote work or shuttering wholly, and people adjusting to social distancing or more extreme quarantine measures. […]

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Norway and the Trend to Taxing Low Value Goods

From 1 April 2020, Norway will require non-resident suppliers of “low value” goods to Norwegian consumers to charge VAT on such supplies. Norway is the latest in a series of countries to take this step ahead of similar changes scheduled to begin in the European Union next year. Around the world, countries impose VAT style […]

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B2B Transaction Automation Platforms: Quantifying the VAT Compliance Advantage

In the past five years, transaction automation platform vendors who embraced e-invoicing and e-archiving compliance as integral to their services grew on average approximately 2.5 to 5 times faster than the market. Two decades of EU e-invoicing: many options, different models Until 1 January 2019, when Italy became the first European country to mandate B2B […]

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Turkey’s Digital Transformation and E-Invoicing Landscape

For companies operating in Turkey, 2019 was an eventful year for tax regulatory change and in particular, e-invoicing reform. Since it was first introduced in 2012, the e-invoicing mandate has grown, and companies are having to adapt in order to comply with requirements in 2020 and beyond.  According to the General Communique on the Tax […]

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Greece Delays myDATA Mandate

New go-live date A new roll-out date for the myDATA e-books mandate was announced by the Greek tax authority, the IAPR, during a recent meeting with local industry groups.  While nothing is formal and binding until it’s been codified through law, the tax authority seems to have made up its mind about the postponement. More […]

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EU VAT Measures in Response to Coronavirus

Countries worldwide are introducing indirect tax measures intended to mitigate the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Prospective measures by EU Member States include:   Austria Austria has announced that taxpayers can seek elimination of default interest and penalties for late submissions resulting from coronavirus.  Belgium Belgium has announced that businesses encountering financial difficulties can […]

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Sports Cancellations Cost States Big Time

This year’s sports cancellations, including the NBA and March Madness, have left many states with far fewer tax dollars than expected. Since it was legalized by the Supreme Court in 2018, sports betting has been legalized by state governments across the country. Last year, nine states legalized sports betting. This brings the total number of […]

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International Tax Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the last several weeks, we have monitored many efforts by federal, state and local governments to provide relief to both businesses and individual taxpayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As they relate to indirect tax (VAT/Sales Tax/GST), the measures enacted to-date have followed varying paths. Here are a few examples of the types of […]

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Live Updates: COVID-19-Related Tax Changes

Originally posted: March 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Last Updated: March 27, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The impact of COVID-19 on businesses across the globe has been swift and severe.   In response, many federal, state and local governments are working to provide relief to both businesses and individual taxpayers impacted by the […]

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Why You Should Attend the 2020 Wine Summit

Sovos ShipCompliant continues to monitor news about the evolving spread of coronavirus, or COVID-19. At this time, we are planning to move forward with the 2020 Wine Summit. Should we need to cancel or postpone the 2020 Wine Summit, we will notify registrants as soon as possible and you’ll receive a full refund if cancelled. […]

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Poland’s Next Step After SAF-T – Centralized E-Invoice

The expansion of Poland’s new SAF-T report (JPK) barely took effect before Poland is steaming ahead with a more far reaching plan.  It aims to introduce a centralized e-invoice system via an exchange platform in 2022. In an interview published on the Polish Ministry of Finance webpage, the Minister of Finance says that implementing mandatory […]

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BevAlc Roundup | Utah to Allow “Wine Club” Sales, Coronavirus Closures, and the SVB DTC Survey is Open

The coronavirus has moved from being a panic to a pandemic over the last few weeks, leading to mass closures and social distancing, and capturing all of our attention. The news is replete with stories of cancelled events and ways to cope with the reality of a modern plague. Heavily dependent on tourism and entertainment, […]

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INDIA: E-Invoicing Reform Postponed Until 1 October 2020

With roughly two weeks to go until the first mandatory phase of the Indian e-invoicing reform was set to go live, the GST Council has now decided to slam the breaks and halt the go-live. Or at least, bring it to a significant temporary standstill of 6 months, until 1 October 2020. Following a long […]

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Italy Publishes New Specifications for the FatturaPA

Anyone predicting Italy’s clearance model e-invoicing system,  FatturaPA, would undergo further reform would be right. Agenzia delle Entrate – AdE, the Italian tax authority, has issued new technical specifications and schemas for Italian B2B and B2G e-invoices. But – what do these changes really mean? And what impact do they have on business processes? Technical […]

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Nominate Your Winery for Our Annual Customer Awards

The annual Sovos ShipCompliant Wine Summit is quickly approaching and it’s time to nominate your winery for the Vinners, our customer awards before submissions close on May 1. If you are a winery and a Sovos ShipCompliant customer you are eligible to submit a nomination. You don’t need to attend the Wine Summit to be […]

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Overcome the Latest Challenges of Form 1042-S

The 1042-S form is one of the most complex IRS forms. Our recent webinar: “Form 1042-S: Turn Stress into Success” discusses updates to the 1042-S for the 2019 filing year, obstacles to filing and how your business can stay compliant. Below are the key takeaways from the webinar. What is the 1042-S The primary difference […]

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