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Vietnam Makes E-Invoicing Mandatory

Whilst Vietnam has allowed the issue of electronic invoices since 2011, this has not proved popular with domestic businesses.  This is mainly due to the lack of an efficient framework for commercial processes and the technical capabilities required to issue e-invoices compliantly. During the last decade, the Vietnamese government has developed a more robust legal […]

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What Is Value-Added Tax, Anyway? Trends Report Excerpt

Value-added tax (VAT) does not exist in the United States, but American companies are increasingly having to deal with VAT mandates in Latin America, Europe and Asia. Seeking to make up a massive gap in revenues, tax administrations are mandating strict policies to digitize VAT collection. American companies that fail to comply could see their […]

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India’s Upcoming Mandate: Are the Necessary Invoice Clarifications Coming?

The new framework for invoice clearance in India is a hot topic that concerns many companies. This is not unexpected considering the size of the Indian economy and the number of companies that will be obliged to comply with the new framework. As outlined and confirmed in the Notification numbered 68/2019 published in the Indian […]

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Starbucks Shakes Up the Banking World

Experts believe Starbucks plans to enter the financial services industry. This belief is based on the huge sum of money Starbucks holds in stored value card liabilities and Starbucks’ investments in crypto. It also removed the word coffee from its signboard. Billions in value card liabilities Starbucks customers generate a massive amount of money purchasing […]

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4 Challenges of the New India E-invoicing Mandate GSPs Can’t Solve

The deadline for the electronic invoicing mandate in India is rapidly approaching, and if multinationals aren’t careful, compliance issues could catch some SAP customers by surprise. On April 1, India will begin enforcing its own unique version of mandatory e-invoicing for all but the smallest businesses in the country, although the Indian tax administration has […]

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China: Draft VAT Law Review

The Ministry of Finance and the State Taxation Administration are pressing ahead with China’s VAT reform having issued a Consultation Draft of the VAT law of the People’s Republic of China on 27 November 2019.  It called for feedback from the public and other interested stakeholders. This draft law aims to consolidate the reforms and […]

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“Trends” Report Excerpt: The Consequences of VAT Non-Compliance

The following is an excerpt from “Trends in Continuous Global VAT Compliance,” the 11th edition of the industry’s most comprehensive guide to e-invoicing, e-archiving and VAT reporting. The full report is available for download.  To reduce the VAT gap, countries are pushing taxable organizations to comply with VAT requirements and enforcing different types of legal […]

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Long-awaited Indian E-invoicing Legislation Finally Published

For those following the ongoing tax control reform in India, 2019 has been a very eventful year for Indian e-invoicing. Starting last spring, a group of government and public administration bodies have convened regularly with the mission of proposing a new way of controlling GST compliance through the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing. Given the vast […]

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New Global VAT Compliance Report Provides Guidance for Multinationals

Companies are dealing with a fundamental shift in the way they do business with trading partners. In a rapidly increasing number of countries, there’s a third party inserting itself into every transaction. It’s the government, and it’s wedging its way into every order a company ships or receives.  In an effort to close a massive […]

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Is Your Business Ready for Turkey’s Digital Tax Transformation?

The value of data is rising The value of data is becoming more precious than oil.  Technology has transformed market dynamics across all sectors and the way businesses operate. Big data has grown in importance and data-based platforms are today’s new technology giants. On one hand; Facebook, Google and other data-based platforms are collecting data […]

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Central Asia’s Adoption of E-Invoicing Mandates Grows

It’s no longer controversial to say that real-time VAT control initiatives such as e-invoice clearance or real-time reporting are becoming increasingly popular with governments and tax authorities across the world. Such initiatives, commonly referred to under the umbrella term CTC, or Continuous Transaction Controls, are now largely considered to be the new normal as governments […]

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India Adds Clarity to New E-Invoicing Regime

Following India’s recent public consultation looking at the proposed introduction of an e-invoicing regime, the GST council has now released a white paper on the architecture of the new framework and also provided answers to a number of outstanding questions. From 1 January 2020, taxpayers in India can start to use the new e-invoicing framework, […]

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Why the Creation of a “United Nations of Digital Tax” Is a Game-Changer for Digital Business Transformation

The event largely went unnoticed in the general press, and even the business and IT press hardly paid attention. Yet the proceedings that unfolded in October 2018, when more than 80 of the world’s tax administrations came together at a Tax Summit in Lisbon, would be major financial headline material if more people understood their […]

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GDPR Compliance: What it Means for Your Global Business E-Archive

Some of the biggest business buzzwords of 2017 are without a doubt tied to the themes of privacy, integrity and personal data protection. Rightly so; these are important considerations for any organisation, and with the entry into force of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (more commonly referred to as GDPR) looming only 6 months […]

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A Standards-Based Approach for Global Compliance with Real-Time Tax Controls

I follow global tax compliance across continents closely and what can be seen is a clear trend of Tax Administrations (TAs) introducing increased technology-based real-time tax controls. Such controls include e-invoice clearance, e-ledgers and e-accounting, among others. Unfortunately, I’ve seen many real-life cases in different countries where the TAs issue a regulation that may make […]

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