[Infographic] The 10 Most Innovative Countries in VAT Compliance

Christiaan van der Valk
October 4, 2018

Value-added tax (VAT) gaps take a toll on tax authorities around the world. Errors and tax fraud reduce what governments can invest in services for citizens or needed infrastructure improvements. Now, countries across the globe are adopting technology-driven approaches to reduce the gap and gain real-time visibility into business transactions.

Throughout Latin America, countries like Brazil, Mexico and Chile are pioneering digitisation and integration between business and government. They leverage technology for electronic invoicing, receipts and audits, as well as tracking foreign commercial exports.

Now, this wave of change is moving into Europe. Cross-border standards like SAF-T, as well as country-specific adoption of eLedger filings that automatically trigger audits, split payments and fiscal cash registers are transforming the VAT landscape.

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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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