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Sovos Acquires Taxweb, Extends Tax Determination Capabilities in World’s Most Challenging Compliance Landscape

Earlier this month Sovos announced its second acquisition of 2020, completing our solution for Brazil with an unparalleled offering that solves tax compliance in the place where it is most challenging to do so.  Too many companies doing business in Brazil have been burdened by managing multiple point solutions for continuous transaction controls (CTCs), tax […]

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How the EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement Affects Business

The EU-UK Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) was finally agreed on 24 December 2020, a week before the end of the transition period. The TCA has been fully implemented into UK law but remains provisional as it needs to be ratified in the European Parliament. It is therefore being applied on a provisional basis until […]

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Greece’s myDATA scheme postponed to April 2021

On 31 December 2020, in a last-minute change, the Greek government once again postponed the go-live date of myDATA to April 2021. This announcement had been anticipated and came as a great relief to Greek taxpayers who were concerned about being ready for the previous go-live date of January 2021. The first quarter of 2021 […]

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How to File Unclaimed Property Reports Now That UPExpress Has Been Discontinued

UPExpress, the free tool for companies to eFile unclaimed property reports directly to participating states, was discontinued at the end of 2020 because the current file formats no longer aligned with many of the state’s newly implemented technologies. You can still eFile unclaimed property reports to states that accept online reporting. However, if you plan […]

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In Focus: Hungary – Taxpayers’ Categories

Just like in every jurisdiction, settling tax liabilities compliantly is important to avoid penalties and other consequences. But in Hungary there are additional benefits to a taxpayer if tax liabilities are settled as compliantly as possible. As of 1 January 2016, Hungary introduced the so-called taxpayers’ qualification system. This means the Hungarian Tax Office (HUTA) […]

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What is the Nebraska Economic Nexus?

Prior to the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision, Nebraska could not require remote sellers to collect sales tax on sales made to customers in the state. However, there is now a Nebraska economic nexus following the Wayfair decision. The Nebraska Department of Revenue explains that this does not create a new tax, but just […]

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Audio Blog: E-Archiving with Filippa Jornstedt

Join Filippa Jornstedt as she discusses how e-archiving should be a critical part of your e-invoicing strategy. Listen to her discuss the following questions:  How do e-archiving requirements change across borders? What are the problems that come from not having an e-archiving strategy? Are there consequences for non-compliance with e-archiving?

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Pennsylvania Economic Nexus Updates

Pennsylvania’s economic nexus rules were impacted by the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision. Pennsylvania passed Act 13-2019, which suspended its previous Marketplace Sales laws and determined “that a substantial economic nexus satisfies the Tax Reform Code’s definition of maintaining a place of business, requiring a person to collect and remit Pennsylvania’s sales […]

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Changes in the Utah Economic Nexus Sales Tax

The Utah economic nexus sales tax was adjusted following the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. Supreme Court decision. Utah now requires remote sellers to register, collect and pay sales tax if, in either the previous or the current calendar year, certain thresholds are met. We have outlined key points in those changes below. Enforcement date: […]

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Coming Soon: The 2021 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report

This month, Sovos ShipCompliant will release the annual Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Wine Shipping Report with our partners Wines Vines Analytics, based on 2020 data. Here is what you need to know about this comprehensive report and some key findings from last year’s report. About the 2021 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report The Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report is […]

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Location of Risk: The Rules and Exceptions to Look Out For

Location of Risk is the foundation of any discussion concerning Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). Once you have correctly established the Location of Risk on a policy, you are on the cusp of determining what indirect taxes are due. The rules can be complex and differ from country to country, so a robust apportionment and calculation […]

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

Updated Jan. 8, 2021 With the latest IRS announcement in Publication 1220 stating that information reporting data for the new Form 1099-NEC, Nonemployee Compensation, will not be included in the Combined Federal/State Filing (CF/SF) program, numerous states are beginning to publish direct reporting requirements. The Sovos regulatory analysis team will continuously update this page with […]

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How Technology Can Help Businesses and Governments Measure and Mitigate the Impact of Covid-19

With further waves and recessions biting, technology offers an unparalleled opportunity for governments and business alike to gain a clearer picture of the current panorama. Digital tax returns and real-time or near-real time reporting offer up-to-date financial insight and many tax authorities are pressing ahead with digitisation plans. Damage assessment and mitigation The most powerful […]

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Is There a Wisconsin Sales Tax Nexus?

Almost every state has updated its sales tax nexus requirements following the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision. Wisconsin followed suit with the majority of the country and adopted legislation that was in line with the details of the Wayfair decision. We have outlined the key points to the Wisconsin sales tax nexus below. Enforcement […]

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Wyoming Sales Tax Nexus Updates

When it comes to sales tax nexus updates, Wyoming was ahead of the curve. The Cowboy State passed rules requiring remote sellers to collect and remit sales tax even before the Supreme Court’s South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision. However, Wyoming had to stay implementation of those rules until the Court made its ruling. Below […]

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Changes in the Vermont Sales Tax Nexus

After the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision, Vermont expanded sales tax collection requirements to include remote sellers. The Green Mountain State largely followed suit with South Dakota’s requirements outlined in the Supreme Court case, maintaining that a business that meets either a certain monetary or a transactional threshold has an obligation to collect and remit […]

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Did North Dakota’s Economic Nexus Change?

The South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision pushed many states – including North Dakota – to adjust their economic nexus laws. North Dakota had previously passed a law in 2017 to address remote seller sales tax, but it was contingent on the Wayfair ruling. We have outlined key points on North Dakota’s economic nexus in […]

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Key Sales Tax Benefits with a Certified Service Provider

Sovos recently hosted a webinar with Joe Hillstead, a tax and advisory partner with Squire & Company (Squire). Squire works with Sovos to support the sales tax needs of its clients. In the webinar, Hillstead and Charles Maniace, VP, Regulatory Analysis and Design, Sovos, discussed issues such as: knowing when to partner with a Certified […]

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European Commission Proposal of VAT Reforms for Financial and Insurance Services Explained

We recently shared news of the European Commission (EC) opening a feedback period concerning an initiative to review VAT rules for financial and insurance services. The feedback period has now ended, and a public consultation period is set for the first quarter of 2021. The consultation will gather stakeholders’ views on the current VAT treatment […]

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