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Italy and San Marino: Steps to clearance customs regimes?

Since 1993, supplies performed between Italy and San Marino have been accompanied by a set of customs obligations. These include the submission of paperwork to both countries’ tax authorities. After the introduction of the Italian e-invoicing mandate in 2019, Italy and San Marino started negotiations to expand the use of e-invoices in cross-border transactions between […]

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3 Key Benefits to Integrating a Tax Engine with Your ERP

Whether your business is looking to expand into more states (or countries), adding ecommerce options or exploring any number of other digital needs, integrating a tax engine with your ERP can be essential to ensuring positive growth. Organizations can see reduced maintenance costs and lessen the burden on internal teams, while also experiencing increased accuracy […]

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With Acquisitions of PetaPilot and Saphety, Sovos Completes Compliance Coverage for SAF-T and B2G E-Invoicing Mandates

Following recent acquisitions in Latin America, Sovos announced today we are establishing operations in Portugal with the acquisitions of PetaPilot and Saphety. The two companies both count tax authorities and businesses as customers, and they both solve challenges related to mandates that are accelerating across Europe and beyond, as VAT and business-to-government (B2G) reporting regulations […]

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What are the DtC Beer Shipping Laws by State?

Direct-to-consumer (DtC) beer shipping laws require abiding by the rules of the destination state. While those rules can be similar from one state to the next, there are always key differences between them that producers and other shippers should know. Two states can each allow DtC beer shipping but may have varying requirements and limitations […]

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Delaware Unclaimed Property Law Changes: DE S 103 & DE S 104

With over 1.5 million entities incorporated in Delaware and only 20% of companies in compliance with unclaimed property laws, any legislative changes Delaware makes causes a stir in the industry. Delaware recently passed two bills with significant impact on unclaimed property in the state, DE S 103 and DE S 104. Our dedicated unclaimed property […]

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Planning for Continuous Transaction Controls in France from 2023

Starting in 2023, French VAT rules will require businesses to issue invoices electronically for domestic transactions with taxable persons and to obtain ‘clearance’ on most invoices before their issue. Other transactions, such as cross-border and B2C, will be reported to the tax authority in the “normal” way. This will be a major undertaking for affected […]

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Portugal’s Unique Fire Tax Reporting System

Treatment of fire charges is tricky in almost all jurisdictions. Fire coverage can vary from as high as 100% to 20%. No-one would dispute that the most complex fire charge treatment is in Spain. In Portugal, whilst the rules are less complex, they have a unique reporting system for how the policies covering fire must […]

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Why Companies Operating in Turkey Should Outsource Their Tax Compliance Processes

In the digital age we live in, speed is essential. For companies wanting to compete on a global scale, acting fast is just as important as having the digital solutions to advance. Taking into consideration the effect of digitalization on globalization, businesses are outsourcing processes to specialists to keep pace and focusing on their core […]

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Ohio to Permit DtC Shipping for Larger-Scale Wineries

As direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of alcohol has become an increasingly valuable market for suppliers and manufacturers over the last many years, regulatory restrictions in states have hampered the ability of certain parties to enjoy the same benefits. However, with the passage of HB 110 in Ohio, recently signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine, a […]

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3 Top Sales & Use Tax Skills Your Tax & Finance Team Needs

Sales and use tax compliance is quickly becoming a critical function for numerous types of businesses. When it comes to your tax and finance team, each employee should of course have basic knowledge of tax details, but what other areas are truly essential? How can you ensure that your finance team is ready to help […]

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Direct-to-Consumer (DtC) Shipping Essentials: How to Get a License

When it comes to direct-to-consumer (DtC) shipping of alcohol, one of the first things producers or other DtC shippers need to consider is becoming properly licensed. Almost every state that permits DtC shipping to its residents requires the shipper to hold a license, so becoming properly licensed is an essential first step toward DtC shipping […]

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Greece’s myDATA mandate postponed to September 2021

On 28 June 2021 the Greek Ministry of Finance announced that the myDATA mandate has been postponed to autumn 2021. This is due to the adverse financial impact of the pandemic on businesses and the country. The phased roll-out begins in September 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2021. Retroactive reporting of […]

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Sovos Acquires Stupendo, Ecuador’s Leader in E-Invoicing Solutions

Earlier today, Sovos announced the acquisition of Ecuador-based Stupendo, which provides automated e-invoicing services and processes that are regulated by the Internal Revenue Service (SRI) of Ecuador. While this news should be of particular interest to businesses headquartered or doing business in Ecuador, it also re-emphasizes something important to all our customers about the way […]

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Norway 2022 Digital VAT Return: What Businesses Need to Know

Norway announced its intentions to introduce a new digital VAT return in late 2020, with an intended launch date of 1 January 2022. Since then, businesses have wondered what this change would mean for them and how IT teams would need to prepare systems to meet this new requirement. Norway has since provided ample guidance […]

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How SAP S/4HANA Finance can Simplify Tax for Your Organization

Sovos recently sponsored a benchmark report with SAP Insider to better understand how SAP customers are adapting their strategies and technology investments to evolve their finance and accounting organizations. This blog hits on some of the key points covered in the report and offers some direct responses made by survey respondents, as well as conclusions […]

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Can Sales Tax Change Management Benefit the IT Department?

Change is scary, but it is often also necessary. With sales tax solutions in particular, change management is often fueled by total cost of ownership (TCO), ROI and a desire for reduced manual work. But both the tax department and IT department can reap benefits through successful technology changes.  For example, more organizations are moving […]

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Florida Contractor Assisted Self-Audit Program (CASA)

Put your Delaware Voluntary Disclosure Agreement (DE VDA) to Work with Florida CASA The Florida Department of Financial Services recently announced its participation in the Faegre Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP (FDBR) Contractor Assisted Self-Audit Program (CASA) that seeks to increase the utilization of the work efforts organizations invest in the Delaware Voluntary Disclosure Agreement […]

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How Insurers Can Prepare for Annual Reporting Requirements

Some European tax authorities require annual insurance premium tax (IPT) reports to be submitted for the calendar year in addition to regular monthly or quarterly reporting. Annual reports usually require significant detail, making the process time consuming and labour intensive for insurers. Annual reporting requirements vary from country to country, making it complex for cross-border […]

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