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Why You Need Scalable Sales Tax Technology

Sales tax is a necessary evil for all businesses but you don’t want to spend more time thinking about it than you have to. Implementing the right sales tax solution can help your business continue to grow while ensuring you meet all sales tax obligations. Choosing an efficient, reliable, always-up-to-date solution will help you keep […]

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New Florida Economic Nexus Law to Impact DtC Wine Shippers

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed SB 50 into law on April 19, which makes Florida the latest state to adopt economic nexus rules to impose a sales tax liability on remote sellers, including direct-to-consumer (DtC) shippers of wine.  Unlike most other states, Florida does not currently require DtC wine shippers to assume a sales tax […]

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The Rise of Continuous Transaction Controls in Eastern Europe

We’ve recently seen several Eastern European countries begin their journey of implementing continuous transaction controls (CTC) as an efficient tool for combating tax fraud and reducing the VAT gap. The CTC frameworks may vary in nature, scope and implementation, but they all have one thing in common: an ambition to achieve operational efficiency for businesses […]

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Healthcare Industry Insights into Unclaimed Property

Historically, the healthcare industry has experienced challenges in identifying and reporting unclaimed property. This is due to several reasons including a lack of clear statutory guidance, limited understanding of the potential unclaimed property liabilities which they are truly subject, and conflicting laws (i.e., refund recoupment, prompt payment, HIPAA, etc.).  The fundamental understanding that healthcare entities […]

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

Fluctuation in the wine market is not showing any signs of easing as producers, retailers and consumers continue to navigate the impacts of a global pandemic. It has never been so critical to keep a pulse on marketplace data given these shifting dynamics. Nielsen is collaborating with Wines Vines Analytics and Sovos ShipCompliant to provide […]

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Oman Introduces VAT System

The Sultanate of Oman has imposed a Value Added Tax from 16 April 2021. The VAT system is scheduled to be implemented in phases, with businesses required to register for VAT at different points over the next year based on their turnover. Turnover Mandatory Registration Deadline Effective Date of Registration Greater than 1,000,000 OMR March […]

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Audio blog: Brazil E-Invoicing: New rules on NF-e invoices

Brazil E-Invoicing: New rules on NF-e invoices  Although Brazil is known for its complex tax laws that make compliance a difficult task in the country, it is undeniable that the Continuous Transaction Control (CTC) system implemented more than a decade ago is one of the most stable in the world.   However, even a sophisticated […]

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Understanding Mexico’s Miscellaneous Fiscal Resolution for 2021 and its Modifications (Part II)

Mexico’s Miscellaneous Fiscal Resolution (MFR) for 2021 includes a number of changes, the first of which you can read about in our previous blog on the subject. In this blog we will discuss the approved specific technical modifications related to the validations Authorised Certification Providers (PACs) should make to electronic invoices sent to them for […]

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Managing Form 1099-NEC Reporting After Publication 1220

Form 1099-NEC changes in 2020 Since the IRS released Publication 1220, announcing that Form 1099-NEC—for nonemployee compensation—would not be included in the Combined Federal/State Filing (CF/SF) program starting tax year 2020, 37 states have implemented direct state reporting requirements for new Form 1099-NEC.  Though there are 32 states that participate in the CF/SF program, the […]

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Delaware Unclaimed Property VDA Notices

Delaware VDA Responses Due Monday, April 19, 2021 If you received one of the recent unclaimed property DE VDA invitations sent February 19, 2021 your response is due Monday, April 19, 2021. Holders that received an invitation and do not respond by April 19th will be referred to State Escheator for audit examination. Double check […]

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When Are Unclaimed Property Reports Due and Other FAQs

When are unclaimed property reports due? This is a fairly common question asked by holders that are new to the escheat reporting process, or not as well versed in the intricacies of escheatment reporting. Fortunately, Sovos has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked escheat reporting questions to help your organization survive unclaimed […]

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Unclaimed Property Landscape for the Life Insurance Industry

Most unclaimed property professionals are familiar with the story of Verus Analytics, LLC’s (“Verus”)[1] appearance on the contract audit “field of play” some ten years ago, as it cut a swath across the life insurance industry with audits focused on the industry’s failure to report and remit unclaimed life insurance proceeds based on the insurers […]

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E-invoice Data Reveals the Impact of COVID-19 on Brazil’s Economy

Increased visibility into, and control over, taxpayer financial and trade data is the key benefit highlighted by governments that have introduced continuous transaction controls (CTC) regimes. Its importance cannot be overstated. Transactional data cleared by or exchanged through a tax administration authorised platform becomes the new source of truth for tax authorities to assess the […]

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Tax compliance for insurers intensifies – the cost of getting it wrong

Tax authorities have increased their focus on the insurance industry to ensure Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) and parafiscal taxes are collected correctly, accurately, and on time. Operating in multiple countries inevitably means also having to comply with many local regulations in line with IPT statutory and parafiscal filing. Compliance regimes can be simple or complex, […]

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What are the New Mexico Economic Nexus Details?

New Mexico is one of many states that updated its economic nexus following the South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. decision. With the passing of New Mexico House Bill (H.B.) 6, the Land of Enchantment adopted a sales tax collection requirement for out-of-state sellers and marketplace facilitators. The below outlines several of the major points in […]

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Massachusetts Unclaimed Property Self-Review Invitations

There has been an interesting development from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts State Treasurer’s Office as they introduce a new wave of unclaimed property self-review invitations. Recipients of these self-review invitations have 30 days from the receipt of the letter to log into the state website to provide updated contact information. This timeline is shorter than […]

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Croatia’s fiscalization system: Cash transaction monitoring made easier

Croatia was one of the first countries in the world to introduce a real-time reporting system for cash transactions to the tax authority. Known as the online fiscalization system, new requirements have been introduced to improve tax controls for cash transactions. Croatia’s online fiscalization system The system aims to combat retailer fraud by providing the […]

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5 Highlights From the New DtC Beer Shipping Report

Sovos ShipCompliant recently released the first-ever 2021 Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Beer Shipping Report in partnership with the Brewers Association. This report features exclusive data from two surveys, both consumer and industry perspectives, documenting the state of DtC craft beer sales and shipping. 2020 brought unprecedented challenges to the brewing industry and beer lovers alike. Due to […]

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