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Colombia Aims to Full Deployment of Clearance Model by 2019

In line with other countries in Latin America, Colombia opted to roll out e-invoicing on a voluntary basis, coupled with individual mandates to join the e-invoicing framework to specific taxpayers (often within strategic industry sectors or upon exceeding certain annual turnover threshold). At the end of 2015, Colombia issued Decree 2242 updating their e-invoicing framework. […]

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New Deadline for Migration to CFDI 3.3 in Mexico

During 2016, Mexico started the process of updating the legally established e-invoicing format. More specifically, the xml version of the CFDI document is being updated from v3.2 to v3.3. The process had a deadline for full migration from CFDI v3.2 to CFDI v3.3 by 1 July this year. However, the Mexican Tax Administration has postponed […]

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Contract Signing for B2B Transaction Automation Vendors

Pushed by fierce competition and under constant pressure from corporations to enable savings and optimize business processes, B2B transaction automation vendors are constantly looking into new features and functions to enhance the added value of their solutions. Many vendors in this space are developing into ‘business networks’ which go far beyond the early days of […]

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The Final Countdown to Hungarian Real-Time Reporting?

[UPDATE – June 2017] The likely decision to postpone the implementation of changes in VAT reporting has now finally been announced. Hungary has now postponed the entry into force of this requirement by one year until July 2018 for two reasons: To actually get the technical specification published well in advance To give taxpayers and […]

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Compliant Archiving Post #4: A Primer on Invoice Scanning in France

Earlier this year we reported about the legal status and trends regarding scanning of inbound paper invoices in Europe. One of the topics raised in that post was that France was in the midst of legal reform in this area: for some time the French framework entirely prohibited the concept of conversion of form for […]

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Estonia in the Limelight

During the past couple of months a number of significant changes have seemingly unnoticed entered into force in Estonia. Interestingly enough, Estonia seems to be the first EU Member State to by law require XML format for the exchange of B2B e-invoices, or rather require taxpayers to issue e-invoices using “machine-processable formats”. Only taxpayers who […]

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B2B vs E-Gov Standards: On a Collision or Peaceful Coexistence Course?

E-invoicing practitioners are well aware of the revolution that is caused by the imposition on businesses of messaging standards for purposes of tax ‘clearance’ and public procurement. Within the next decade, the business community as a whole will need to adapt to a parallel universe of standards designed for e-government transactional purposes. From what we’ve […]

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Inside the Upcoming Peruvian Distributed Clearance Model

In a previous post we informed that Peru has announced a radical change to its centralized e-invoicing framework turning it into a distributed one, whereby the tax authority SUNAT would delegate the clearance function to so-called Operators of Electronic Services (OSE). Recently SUNAT published draft legislation that provides technical and legal insight into this new […]

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What are the key changes in Mexican e-invoicing?

Mexico is one of the oldest pioneers in e-invoicing. With more than 10 years of experience, ~30 billion e-invoices, ~6 billion last year, it is worthwhile to see what the Tax Administration “SAT” has decided to change for the upcoming version 3.3, mandatory as of July 1st this year. As clearance gains more territory, what’s […]

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Italy Moving Towards ‘Clearance On Demand’?

The Italian government has in recent years put in place a package of legal measures with the ambition of boosting the adoption of e-invoicing across all sectors and especially for SMEs. Not too long ago, the government went so far as to make the Sistema di Interscambio, the public platform used to issue B2G e-invoices […]

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Scanning of Inbound Paper Invoices in Europe

The rules on conversion of invoice form and format are not harmonized across the EU and EEA. Thus, even though the majority of these countries allow for an invoice to be converted from paper to electronic form upon receipt, and at the same time for discarding the paper version, this is often permitted only subject […]

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The Architectural Benefits of Signing

The use of electronic signatures for the purpose of fulfilling legal requirements for authenticity and integrity (A&I) in electronic or e-invoicing has been discussed extensively in recent years and has resulted in high-quality signatures being either mandatory (e.g. in Latain America, Russia, Turkey and China) or a well-defined option (as in the European Union) for […]

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Compliant Archiving Post #3: Encryption Hype in the GDPR Era

Enterprises conducting business in the EU are currently analyzing the impacts and organizational changes required to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation that will, from May 2018, redesign the legal framework in privacy. The changes will substantially affect risk management processes and privacy requirements will become essential in product development and IT infrastructure design […]

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E-Reporting in Spain: Is Everything Ready?

As informed in previous posts, from 1 of July of 2017, big taxpayers in Spain will be obliged to report invoice data on inbound and outbound invoices to the tax authority under the new SII system. Taxpayers subject to this system must communicate extracted data from issued invoices within four (4) business days following the […]

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Colombia Announces E-Invoicing Mandates

Last month, Colombia’s Finance Minister, Mauricio Cardenas, officially announced the country’s impending e-invoice mandates in an interview with El Tiempo. Using regional neighbors Chile and Mexico as models, Colombia DIAN is tackling tax evasion and reducing government expenditures through a three-pronged approach that focuses on the implementation of e-invoicing, tighter scrutiny of tax-exempt nonprofit organizations […]

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Sovos Compliance – What’s In Our New Name?

We have a new name!  As many of you already know, last year, Convey, Taxware and VAT Resource came together as one organization. We now have a new corporate name: Sovos Compliance. This new name represents a broader vision and scope for the combined business. The name Sovos is inspired by the roots of Greek words, […]

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Recent symposium shows intergovernmental cooperation to curb tax evasion

The IRS’ Criminal Investigation (CI) Division and Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) from the U.K. recently collaborated on a symposium held over three days in the District of Columbia. The event focused on international financial crimes and cross-border tax evasion, indicating governments are putting a lot of effort into preventing these crimes. Both IRS CI […]

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E-invoicing now mandatory in Chile – What next?

Nov. 1 was a noteworthy day for much of Latin America, celebrated chiefly in Mexico but many other cultures. The rituals, celebrants take part in, trace back thousands of years, all of which pay tribute to the lives of the dearly departed. But in the Latin American business world, specifically in Chile, Nov. 1 was a […]

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