Top 4 Features for a European VAT Compliance Solution

Christiaan Van Der Valk
October 3, 2018

Technology-driven initiatives to overhaul outdated VAT regulations are changing the landscape for businesses in Europe. By requiring real-time, transaction-level data, tax authorities are making businesses rethink processes and seek solutions to ease the burden.

Tax authorities across Europe are cracking down on fraud and increasing tax revenue collection through new VAT initiatives. eLedger, eAccounting and eInvoicing requirements are forcing companies to dramatically overhaul their accounts payable, accounts receivable and tax reporting processes.

With constant government updates, mandated regulations, reporting formats, processes and deadlines, businesses must rethink their VAT compliance and reporting approaches. Four must-have solution features can help to simplify operations, decrease costs, and avoid audits, fines and penalties for non-compliance.

As businesses across Europe evaluate the technology needed to help them comply with the various VAT-related mandates being introduced, they should look for:

  1. Flexible end-to-end integration
  2. Powerful data analytics
  3. Reliable security
  4. Efficient scalability

With each government across the world having different requirements, the compliance costs for global entities can be huge.  Sovos can help you:

  • Ease the burden of compliance and reduce costs – especially in SAP building, monitoring and maintenance
  • Keep up to date with local regulations in every country in which you operate simultaneously across thousands of jurisdictions and taxes
  • Localise your ERP in hundreds of facets whilst maintaining your global template
  • Efficiently translate your master data to meet government requirements

Simultaneously keep a constant and secure connection to a number of government servers.

Top 4 Features for a European VAT Compliance Solution

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Christiaan Van Der Valk

Christiaan Van Der Valk is vice president, strategy. Elected a World Economic Forum Global Leader for Tomorrow in 2000, Christiaan is an internationally recognized voice on e-business strategy, law, policy, best practice and commercial issues. Formerly co-founder and president of Trustweaver (acquired by Sovos), Christiaan also holds long-standing leadership roles at the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the European E-invoicing Service Providers Association (EESPA). Over the past 20 years, he has presented at and authored key papers for international meetings at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the Asia Europe Meeting, World Trade Organization and several other UN agencies. Christiaan earned his Master of Laws degree from Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
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