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Global Supply Chains and VAT: a Crimp in Cash Flow

Corporations in a wide variety of sectors are rapidly transforming their supply chains. The core goals of supply chain globalisation and automation are operational and to achieve financial benefits. However, many companies overlook the impact of indirect taxes – like value added taxes (VAT) – that are assessed by the countries in which they operate. […]

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Where Does France Stand After the Publication of Last Week’s CTC Specifications?

September was unusually eventful for French businesses. A new ordinance was published, specifying the different parts of the upcoming continuous transaction controls (CTC) regime and at the same time postponed the entry into force of the system by 18 months. On top of this, specifications of process flows, and document formats were released at the […]

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What’s Happening at SuiteWorld 2021?

The traditional 10-year anniversary gift is tin or aluminum, and while we don’t have a gift like that to celebrate a decade of SuiteWorld, we still want to help you plan the best SuiteWorld 2021 agenda possible.   Whether you’re attending in person or virtually, there’s a lot to learn at SuiteWorld 2021. From attending various educational […]

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How to Prepare for VAT Registration and Fiscal Representation in the EU

Registering for VAT in the EU remains an overly complicated task, with each Member State having its own processes and procedures to obtain a VAT number. The various One Stop Shop schemes that were introduced on 1 July 2021 show what the future could look like, with online application and a similar registration process in […]

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Location of Risk: Goods in Transit Insurance Premium Tax

Goods in transit insurance is defined in the Solvency II Directive 2009/138/EC (25 November 2009) within Annex I Classes of Non-Life Insurance under class 7. It includes merchandise, baggage, and all other goods and the insurance relates to all damage to or loss of goods in transit or baggage, irrespective of the form of transport. […]

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Getting VAT Compliance Right for Black Friday Success

On 26 November, Black Friday presents another opportunity for retailers to drive e-commerce sales and boost revenue. It has become one of the biggest global retail events of the year, with shoppers increasingly turning to online retailers for the best deals. Retailers will be working hard to prepare the best deals to entice shoppers but […]

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What Are the Alcohol Importer DtC Shipping Laws?

Direct-to-consumer (DtC) alcohol shipping laws vary from state to state, and that fact holds true for importers looking to enter the DtC business. While importers can be treated similarly to other members of the “supplier” tier (e.g., wineries, breweries), they are often treated differently in federal and state regulations.  Because of how DtC shipping laws […]

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Increase in Unclaimed Property Pre-Audit Activity

Sovos’ consultants have noticed a growing trend in 2021 as states across the country increase their unclaimed property pre-audit activity or voluntary compliance programs. Due to the negative economic impact resulting from COVID-19, Sovos’ consulting, reporting and regulatory teams have been preparing for increased unclaimed property compliance enforcement efforts to shore up struggling state budgets. […]

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Massachusetts DOR to Impose New Filing Requirements on Taxpayers

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is squarely in the midst of modernizing its sales tax filing and remittance requirements, and in so doing, creating new, novel and likely challenging requirements for taxpayers. The most recent incarnation of this modernization was announced in its September 2021 DOR News, which hints at new requirements for restaurants and ecommerce […]

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Wine Retailer Interstate Shipping and the Courts: An Update

By Tom Wark, Executive Director, National Association of Wine Retailers The effort to open more states for interstate wine retailer-to-consumer shipments is multi-pronged. One prong—perhaps the most important—is the effort to overturn discriminatory state laws by using the federal courts to challenge state laws that violate the U.S. Constitution’s dormant commerce clause as well as the […]

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EU E-Commerce VAT Package FAQs: Understanding OSS

The EU E-Commerce VAT Package is here. The new schemes, One Stop Shop (OSS) and Import One Stop Shop (IOSS), bring significant changes to VAT treatment and reporting mechanisms for sales to private individuals in the EU. Our recent webinar, Back to Basics: The EU E-Commerce VAT Package, discussed the basic principles of the three […]

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Insurance Premium Tax Returns: Italian IPT Books

The proper supporting documentation of a tax return has always been required by the local tax offices. In this blog we will focus on the supporting documentation of Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) returns, especially the Italian requirements. Although the requirements for the preparation of IPT supporting documentation differs from country to country, the details of […]

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EU E-Commerce VAT Package FAQs: Understanding Marketplace Liability

The EU E-Commerce VAT Package is here. The new schemes, One Stop Shop (OSS) and Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) bring significant changes to VAT treatment and reporting mechanisms for sales to private individuals in the EU. Our recent webinar, Back to Basics: The EU E-Commerce VAT Package, discussed the basic principles of the three […]

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Looking to Cut Tax Compliance Costs? Consider Tax Solutions Before Migrating to SAP S/4HANA

As the digitization of tax continues, many organizations are looking to reduce the complexity and cost of tax compliance. In our latest spotlight report, created in partnership with Americas’  SAP Users’ Group (ASUG), “Boost Tax Compliance Capabilities and Visibility with SAP S/4HANA”, we discuss the most optimal time in the SAP S/4HANA migration process to […]

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Fiscal Representation Post-Brexit – Requirements for UK Companies Trading in the EU

Non-EU companies are required to appoint a Fiscal Representative in order to be registered for VAT in many Member States. Following the end of the Brexit transition agreement on 31 December 2020, this was a consideration for UK companies who wanted to remain registered or had to register as a result of changes to supply […]

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French E-invoicing Mandate Update: Government Revises Rollout Schedule

When the French Tax Authority published its report last fall, unveiling the continuous transaction control (CTC) plans for France, we questioned whether it would be possible to finalise all the details of this system in less than a year, to allow sufficient time for businesses to adapt. Although the French Treasury (DGFiP) has made good […]

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Saudi Arabia’s E-Invoicing Mandate is Fast Approaching

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) announced the finalised rules for the Saudi Arabia e-invoicing system earlier this year, announcing plans for two main phases for the new e-invoicing system. The first phase of the Saudi Arabia e-invoicing system is set to go live from 4 December 2021. With the mandate just around the […]

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IPT Compliance in the UK: What Does the Metropolitan Fire Brigade Act Mean for Insurers in Greater London?

IPT compliance is complex, especially when insurers are writing across multiple regions, jurisdictions or boroughs.

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