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Preguntas y Respuestas: Colombia ordena a los grandes contribuyentes que cumplan con la facturación electrónica antes del 1 de septiembre de 2018

La Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN) emitió una nueva resolución 000010/2018 el 6 de febrero que requiere que los grandes contribuyentes emitan y presenten facturas electrónicas antes del 1 de septiembre de 2018. En Colombia, esta resolución era esperada ya que la DIAN había emitido un borrador de la misma en el último […]

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Respuesta a: ¿Qué significa para su empresa el “acuse de recibo” en Colombia?

La mayoría de los países que imponen un mandato de facturación electrónica requieren que los contribuyentes informen no solo las facturas emitidas, sino también las facturas electrónicas recibidas por parte de sus proveedores. Dado que el requisito de facturación electrónica de Colombia llega a todos los contribuyentes antes del 1 de enero de 2019 y […]

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Electronic Invoicing Now Mandatory For All Taxpayers In Costa Rica

Mandatory eInvoicing in Costa Rica is becoming a reality in 2018. Initially targeted toward service providers, Costa Rica is rolling out the requirement to additional companies later this year, and they must prepare now for the change in processes and operations. Summary of the Law In late 2017, Costa Rica announced mandatory eInvoicing for service […]

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Hungary VAT Reporting: The Final Countdown

Only two months remain until Hungary’s new real-time VAT reporting requirements kick in on July 1, 2018, and businesses must be prepared to comply with a fully automated process. Spain was the first country in Europe to adopt a Latin American-style VAT reporting model with its Immediate Supply of Information (SII), which requires companies to […]

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Keep 1099 Reporting Requirements in Mind When Awarding Prizes

Many businesses engage in special sweepstakes or other forms of promotion marketing to create more visibility to their brands. While this is a great way to improve lead generation and conversion, companies must consider the tax information reporting obligations. This is not only important so businesses avoid IRS penalties by submitting the appropriate forms, but […]

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What Are Forms 1099-SA and 5498-SA?

Form 1099-SA, Distributions From a Health Savings Account (HSA), Archer Medical Savings Account (MSA) or Medicare Advantage MSA, and Form 5498-SA, HSA, Archer MSA or Medicare Advantage (MA) MSA Information, are tax information reporting documents related to health savings accounts. These forms are tied together because Form 1099-SA is used to report distributions to an […]

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Simplify Exemption Certificate Management and Establish an Audit Defense

Sales and use tax exemption certificate management is critical to creating an effective tax compliance process for manufacturers and wholesalers. As states move forward with employing technology-driven compliance requirements and enforcement measures to maximize revenues, manufacturers and wholesalers can expect an impact to their bottom lines and profitability due to penalties, interest and fees if […]

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Sovos to Sponsor, Present at 2018 Tax Reporting and Withholding Conference

Sovos experts will join their peers from the IRS and the tax industry at the 2018 Tax Reporting and Withholding Conference April 23-25 in Arlington, Virginia. The conference, which will take place at the Pentagon City Ritz-Carlton, will cover a wide range of issues related to tax compliance and regulations. On April 24, Sovos Solution […]

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Cybersecurity Expert John Sileo to Highlight Sovos Intelligent Reporting Summit

John Sileo, who has spoken at the Pentagon and to Visa, Pfizer and the FDIC – among many other institutions – will headline the Sovos Intelligent Reporting Summit in Denver in October. A leading expert on cybersecurity and identity theft, Sileo draws on his experience as a victim of identity theft to entertain and teach […]

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Reduce IT and Finance Challenges with Intelligent eInvoicing

Real-time electronic audits are increasingly common throughout Latin America, requiring companies to maintain 100% accuracy in their electronic documents and record-keeping. This process all starts with the eInvoice – audits are triggered if an invoice isn’t submitted correctly or if it is inconsistent with eAccounting reports and other electronic filings from a company’s buyers and […]

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VAT & B2G Reporting Newsletter: March 2018

International News EU Proposes An Interim Tax On Certain Revenue From Digital Activities The European Commission recently proposed new rules to ensure the fair taxation of digital business, placing the EU at the forefront in designing tax laws aimed at the modern digital economy. The Commission is seeking to instate an interim tax to generate […]

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Upcoming Compliance Mandates in Brazil – Are You Prepared?

Brazil’s eInvoicing and electronic reporting measures are undergoing a major overhaul in 2018. Companies that are not already in compliance with the new eInvoicing schema, NFe version 4.0, and REINF, a new digital bookkeeping requirement, need to update their processes immediately, as the deadlines for each are imminent. The new specifications for Brazil’s eInvoicing schema, […]

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Wayfair Weighs in on Upcoming Nexus Litigation

In just a few short days (on April 17) the United States Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case of South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. At stake is the future of the “physical presence” standard in determining a retailer’s obligation to collect and remit state and local sales tax throughout the country. While […]

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6 Ways eInvoicing Improves Business Processes and Delivers ROI

Many companies may consider government-mandated eInvoicing regulations a hassle, requiring them to revamp time-tested processes and upgrade to new technologies while adding new responsibilities and risk throughout the organization. However, eInvoicing can ultimately deliver business benefits, reducing costs, streamlining workflows and driving ROI. Consider these top 6 positive impacts of eInvoicing: Reducing costs – In […]

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Accounts Payable Process Improvement with Use Tax Automation

Allocating business profits for audit penalties because your accounts payable process has traditionally incurred sales and use tax fines and penalties is no way to grow a business. In a recent webinar, “Building a Scalable Process for Use Tax Compliance,” experts from both Sovos and Grant Thornton discussed the market trends and risks related to […]

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With Deadlines Approaching, Organizations Eye ACA Penalties

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still in place and carries with it compliance requirements and the potential for steep financial penalties. ACA forms are due to the IRS April 2, 2018 if filed electronically. Penalties for late filing are severe. Failure to file information returns will result in a penalty of $260/return with a […]

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Wayfair Decision is Clear and Present Danger to Sales Tax Status Quo

These days, if you put two or more sales tax professionals into a room, it won’t be long before the conversation turns to the South Dakota v. Wayfair case currently scheduled for oral arguments before the Supreme Court on April 17. In fact, with 38 Amicus Curiae briefs filed to date, it feels like the […]

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Risky Proposition: How VAT Impacts Companies’ Financial Results and Reputation

In theory, VAT collection should be a neutral event for companies, since the tax is born and paid for by the consumer. However, with a significant value of taxes passing through your company, VAT can be a major liability if it is not claimed, collected and settled properly. Companies often view VAT as nothing more […]

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How to Take Advantage of Real-Time TIN Matching for 1099 Reporting

Tax information reporting is complex, and potentially costly errors lurk in every 1099 form transmitted to the IRS. Reporting inaccuracies can lead to B notices (CP2100) from the IRS, which require time and effort to address, and can trigger customer or vendor income being subject to 24 percent backup withholding. Errors can also result in […]

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Peru eInvoicing Requirements Overhauled

Introduced in 2010, eInvoicing in Peru is undergoing a major shift in 2018, reaching an increasing number of taxpayers and requiring an entirely new technical structure. Summary of the Peru eInvoicing Law Peru’s new and updated regulations expand the universe of taxpayers mandated to comply with electronic invoicing in that country. In this context, Peru […]

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