Top 3 Myths Surrounding VAT Compliance and Reporting Solution Implementation

Sovos
April 30, 2018

With vast changes in VAT compliance and reporting regulations sweeping across the globe, companies need to strategically evaluate their approach to compliance to ensure they stay up-to-date and minimize the risk of errors, fines, penalties and even operational shutdowns.

But companies often overlook an important component in selecting a proactive, intelligent approach to VAT compliance and reporting: implementation.

Implementation time and resources must be considered from the start, and the selected solution must be implemented in a way that meets the needs of all stakeholders and the government regulations to be fully effective.

Yet despite the magnitude of implementation, companies often do not dedicate the time and resources necessary to manage this process effectively. Common misconceptions about VAT compliance and reporting solution implementation can hinder companies’ progress.

  • Implementation is not a switch companies can simply turn on. Like any software implementation, VAT compliance and reporting solution implementation takes time and must be started well in advance of when you need to go live. This is especially important when approaching a new compliance mandate with a hard deadline.
  • Implementation is not one-size-fits-all. Every company has different processes and formats for capturing and reporting data, meaning your compliance solution is based on your specific business scenarios.

Implementation is not a hands-off process. Because of these customizations and the critical nature of compliance, implementation is a partnership between your team and your technology vendor.

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Sovos can help you manage a successful implementation and set your company up for audit-proof, efficient compliance. Contact us to get started.

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Sovos is a global leader in tax compliance and business-to-government reporting software, safeguarding businesses from the burden and risk of compliance around the world. As governments go digital, businesses face increased risk and complexity. The Sovos Intelligent Compliance Cloud combines world-class regulatory analysis with a global cloud software platform to create an adaptable, connected and global compliance solution that keeps businesses ahead of the ever-changing regulatory environment. Sovos supports 4,500 companies, including half of the Fortune 500, and integrates with a wide variety of business applications. Based in Boston, Sovos has offices throughout North America, Latin America and Europe. For more information visit and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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