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Evaluate Your Sales Tax Exemption Certificate Management Process

Business Repercussions in the Wake of the Supreme Court Decision on South Dakota v. Wayfair In the weeks since the South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court decision, many tax professionals and experts have written about how organizations need to start planning and preparing for expanded sales tax determination, collection, and reporting responsibilities. Some have even […]

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Infographic: Colombia Electronic Invoicing Mandate

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Can Blockchain End China’s Fake Invoice Industry and Speed Adoption of eInvoicing?

The recent news about China issuing its first blockchain-based tax electronic invoice, in the southern city of Guangzhou, spread rapidly across the internet. The joint experiment between fintech enterprises and the tax administration in two cities utilises blockchain technology and its core features to ensure, among other things, the authenticity and integrity of the data […]

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The UK Annual Tax Gap Report and the Challenges that Lie Ahead

The UK is likely to be one of only a handful of countries in the world that regularly publishes a report that looks at its tax gap in detail, and last month HMRC (the tax authority in the UK) published its annual report for 2016-17. According to the Measuring Tax Gaps report, the overall tax […]

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The Cost of Adhoc In-House Compliance

VAT regulations in Europe are evolving at a head-spinning pace, forcing companies to quickly adapt their internal systems to comply with complex eLedger, eAccounting and eInvoicing mandates. Adhoc solutions – either forklift upgrades of existing ERPs and accounting systems, or modules bolted onto in-house solutions – may be a short-term fix, but could cost your […]

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Manufacturers Usher in the Digital Transformation of Tax

“Since virtually every decision or transaction undertaken in a business has a tax implication, and since the digital transformation is leading to entirely new business models such as centralization of certain functions into regional or global shared services centers, tax needs to adapt— quickly—to align with and be relevant to the increasingly digital and automated […]

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Hungary VAT Reporting Is Here: Are You Ready?

In June of this year, the Hungary VAT Reporting requirement went into effect. The country’s approach is unlike most other reporting mandates found throughout the world, as it is based on invoice amount – not company size. All companies that make business-to-business transactions in Hungary are impacted. With this requirement now live, companies operating in […]

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2018 Intelligent Reporting Summit Q&A: The Person Companies Pay to Hack their Networks

Christopher Emerson is founder of White Oak Security, a company that tests the security of its clients’ business-critical systems by attacking them. Emerson will speak at the Sovos Intelligent Reporting Summit in Denver in October. Here, he talks about why companies still fail to secure their most important information adequately and what they can do […]

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Four Critical SAP S/4 HANA Considerations for Italy’s eInvoicing Mandate

In 2014, Italy announced mandatory eInvoicing for certain business-to-government transactions, and the country has since progressed towards a full eInvoicing requirement. Now, the biggest deadline in Italy’s tax modernization is quickly approaching. On Jan. 1, 2019, all B2B and B2C Italian taxpayers with electronic invoices will be affected. Businesses must plan now to ensure a […]

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How EU Countries Are Following Latin America’s Digital Tax Transformation to Narrow Their €151 Billion VAT Gap

Europe is in the midst of a digital transformation, and taxation is one of the key areas of investment. As governments across the EU seek to reduce their combined annual VAT gap of €151 billion, we’re increasingly seeing the introduction of state-controlled, real-time IT platforms that place national tax administrations at the heart of business […]

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VAT & B2G Reporting Newsletter: July 2018

Country-by-Country News South Africa Proposes Amendment to Change VAT Rate South Africa’s Minister of Finance has published a draft amendment, which if enacted, would change South Africa’s VAT rate back to 14%. This proposed draft amendment, which is open for public comment, would revert the rate back to 14% and currently has a retroactive effective […]

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Accelerated Deadlines: IRS Eliminates Automatic Extension for 1099-MISC with Nonemployee Compensation

The IRS has officially announced they are eliminating the automatic 30-day extension of time for the 1099-MISC with Nonemployee Compensation. This move forces organizations with large amounts of independent contractors to question current tax information reporting processes, ensuring they don’t endure the same challenges faced from the original PATH Act deadline changes. PATH Act History […]

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Infographic: Italy eInvoicing At a Glance

Italy’s VAT collection problemis driving innovation as it moves to adopt a ‘clearance’ model – a system which has been successful in reducing the VAT gap in Latin America.

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The Hidden Cost of In-House VAT Compliance

VAT regulations in Europe are evolving at a head-spinning pace, forcing companies to quickly adapt their internal systems to comply with complex eLedger, eAccounting and eInvoicing mandates. Adhoc solutions – either forklift upgrades of existing ERPs and accounting systems, or modules bolted onto in-house solutions – may be a short-term fix but could cost your […]

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Connected Supply Chains Drive Complex VAT Compliance

As cloud-connected technology has become more ubiquitous across the supply chain, sophisticated executives can use the data gleaned from these devices to better understand where their supply chain is operating effectively – and where there is room for improvement – including in VAT compliance. Increased transparency into how the various links in their chain fit […]

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Pennsylvania Fixes Long-Time Reporting Problem with New 1099 Regulations

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue recently unveiled a set of 1099 reporting requirements that will alter the landscape of reporting in the Keystone State. One regulation in particular will come as a welcome relief for institutions that report large volumes of 1099-R forms. Pennsylvania will allow multiple distribution codes for one person or entity to […]

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Sovos CTO: Modern Tax Demands Modern Software. We’ve Built S1 For the Digital Future of Tax.

Sovos Chief Technology Officer, John Landy, comments on the new S1 platform.  Businesses now need a new approach to handling taxes. With the new S1 architecture, that’s exactly what we’ve built. Tax has changed. What used to be merely a burdensome obligation is now becoming a risky and technical part of every major business process. […]

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State of Change: New York Shifts 1099-R Reconciliation from Annual to Quarterly Basis

New York recently changed its requirements for validating and reconciling 1099-R data, providing another example of how states are changing regulations in order collect revenue more accurately and more quickly. Financial institutions will likely need to adjust their processes in response. Institutions must file a form 1099-R for each person who received a distribution of […]

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