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Unclaimed Property Reporting: Well Begun Is Half Done!

If you have ever had a child wait until the night before an assignment is due to ask for help, or had a client push a deadline as far back as possible to start, you know the frustration of rushed and ineffective project completion. With your unclaimed property reporting process, you can reduce this last-minute […]

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Brazil Implements New E-Invoice Type NF3e

Brazil is often viewed as one of the most complex tax jurisdictions in the world.  But, at the same time, it has been very successful in automating tax authority controls, and in doing so has replaced paper invoices with electronic invoices automating their exchange through clearance platforms. While the ambitious Brazilian plans to simplify the […]

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Are You Considering Outsourcing Your Unclaimed Property Processes?

Managing an organization’s unclaimed property can be a full-time job. With the complexities of regulatory requirements, the numerous due diligence and dormancy tracking rules by property type and state, along with due diligence requirements, also varying by state, record retention needs in case of an audit, as well as reporting to multiple states, the process […]

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India Adds Clarity to New E-Invoicing Regime

Following India’s recent public consultation looking at the proposed introduction of an e-invoicing regime, the GST council has now released a white paper on the architecture of the new framework and also provided answers to a number of outstanding questions. From 1 January 2020, taxpayers in India can start to use the new e-invoicing framework, […]

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Unclaimed Property Penalties

“We have less than $1,000 to submit, we’ll just do it ourselves.” Does this thought process sound familiar? The thought is if it’s a small amount, it doesn’t matter nearly as much. It’s totally understandable for one to think along these lines. Unfortunately, the states may disagree with you. Regardless of the dollar amount or […]

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Key Steps for MTD Second Stage Filers

In our previous piece reflecting on the aftermath of the initial MTD deadlines for ‘First Stage filers’ we also noted that the first submission experiences of ‘Second Stage’ filers should hopefully run more smoothly.  To recap, Second Stage filers are often referred to as ‘complex’ businesses, as HMRC have determined certain features to their operations […]

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IRS Cryptocurrency Tax Guidance Fails to Address 1099 Reporting

The IRS released long-awaited guidance on cryptocurrency tax regulations this week, but the agency did little to clarify tax reporting policy. The guidance, the first update to IRS cryptocurrency policy in five years, is aimed at individual taxpayers and tax practitioners who prepare returns for taxpayers. The new information addresses information IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig […]

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Unclaimed Property Alberta Filing Information

Many companies ask me about filing to Alberta. There is some confusion about which companies really need to file to Alberta. If your company is located or has a branch in Alberta you should file with them. If you are a company incorporated or domiciled in the United States, Canadian property records should be treated like […]

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Four Essential Considerations Regarding Online Reporting

The issue of online unclaimed property reporting is an important one. State legislation varies widely on when and how to submit unclaimed property reports, and many states now require that holders use an online reporting system in order to remain compliant. As you consider your options, it is important that your online reporting system is reliable and secure. So […]

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Portugal’s New Invoicing and E-Archiving Rules Published but Uncertainty Remains

In February 2019, Portugal published extensive and comprehensive legislation intended to regulate the invoicing processes in a growing digital environment. To this end, the country consolidated and reformed previous pieces of law scattered across the Portuguese legal system. Although some rules were already in force from the publication of this Law-Decree 28/2019, taxpayers expected further […]

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VAT Mini One Stop Shop – the Current Status

The European Commission published in September a statistical report on the VAT Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS). According to this report the overall VAT revenue collected under MOSS (Union and Non-Union) shows a constant growth from EUR 3 billion of VAT collected in 2015 to EUR 4.57 billion collected in 2018. In 2018, the VAT […]

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Showdown on the Prairie – Kansas AG Invalidates DOR Economic Nexus Pronouncement

In a startling development that appears intertwined with local Kansas politics, Attorney General Derek Schmidt issued an opinion that attempts to place a temporary halt to the Department of Revenue’s (DOR) plan to extend its sales tax compliance requirements to remote sellers as of October 1, 2019 – leaving taxpayers in a state of limbo. […]

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Why Companies Should Always Contest IRS Tax Reporting Penalties

Michael Chittenden and Michael Lloyd, or Mike & Mike, specialize in helping companies deal with all sorts of tax issues, including tax reporting. They will speak at GCS Intelligent Reporting in San Antonio about seeking abatement of IRS penalties. Sovos sat down with both to discuss why companies should generally challenge IRS tax reporting penalties.  […]

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MTD For VAT: Lessons and Reminders for ‘Second Stage’ Filers

7 August 2019 was a landmark in one of the most significant changes ever to occur in UK business-to-government VAT reporting.  The requirement to file VAT returns via HMRC’s new digital tax system Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) affected 1.2 million VAT registered taxpayers.  The vast majority file quarterly returns and were therefore expected […]

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The New Era in Greece’s Tax System

Greece made an important step to digitize its tax system and introduce an innovative platform for taxpayers to fulfil their tax obligations. The new platform will offer businesses a collaborative environment where the data they provide to the Greek Independent Authority of Public Revenues (IAPR) will not only affect their own books but will also […]

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Unclaimed Property: What Are Relationship Codes?

We get this question almost every day through our support line. Nearly every state requires relationship code values on the records you are reporting. I’ll explain what they are, how to find them, and how to use them. NAUPA has a list of standard relationship code values. They can be found here on page 23. States have […]

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Six Hidden Costs to Manual Withholding Processes

Many organizations are choosing to say “so-long” to manual withholding processes to gain operational efficiencies allowing finance and accounting teams to focus on business critical tasks rather than repetitive tasks with limited value-add to the organization. In addition, eliminating manual withholding processes can mitigate process, compliance and security risk associated with managing multiple spreadsheets used […]

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Expert: 1099-K Threshold Still too High; California AB5 Law “Far from Settled”

Caroline Bruckner is the managing director of the Kogod Tax Policy Center at the Kogod School of Business at American University in Washington, DC. She is actively-engaged in consulting with Congress on tax policy and in 2016 published the study Shortchanged: The Tax Compliance Challenges of Small Business Operators Driving the On-Demand Platform Economy. Sovos […]

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