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VAT Trends of the Gulf Cooperation Council

More than 170 countries throughout the world have implemented a VAT system, and some of the most recent adopters are the Gulf countries. In a bid to diversify economic resources, the Gulf countries have spent the past decade investigating other ways to finance its public services. As a result, in 2016 the GCC (Gulf Cooperation […]

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Continuous Transaction Controls – Focus on the Journey Not the Destination

A current mega-trend in VAT is continuous transaction controls (CTCs), whereby tax administrations increasingly request business transaction data in real-time, often pre-authorising data before a business can progress to the next step in the sales or purchase workflow. When a tax authority introduces CTCs, companies tend to view this as an additional set of requirements […]

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Latest Updates in E-Documents: Impact of Acceleration in E-Transformation Applications on E-Documents

Turkey’s e-transformation journey, which started in 2010, became more systematic in 2012. This process first launched with the introduction of e-ledgers on 1 Jan 2012 and has since reached a much wider scope for e-documents. The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA), the leader of the e-transformation process, has played an important role in encouraging companies to […]

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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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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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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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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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Saudi Arabia Publishes Final Rules on E-invoicing

The General Authority of Zakat and Tax’s (GAZT) previously published draft rules on ‘Controls, Requirements, Technical Specifications and Procedural Rules for Implementing the Provisions of the E-Invoicing Regulation’ aimed to define technical and procedural requirements and controls for the upcoming e-invoicing mandate. GAZT recently finalized and published the draft e-invoicing rules in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, […]

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Turkey: New Requirement to Notify the TRA About Objection Requests

The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) has published updated guidelines on the cancellation and objection of e-fatura and e-arsiv invoice. Two different guidelines are updated: guidelines on the notification of cancellation and objection of e-fatura and guidelines on the notification of cancellation and objection of e-arsiv. The updated guidelines inform taxable persons about the new procedures […]

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The Electronic Payroll Mandate of Colombia

The Colombian electronic invoicing system is reaching maturity level. Since its inception in 2018, Colombia has been steadily consolidating and expanding the mandate to make it more stable, reliable and comprehensive. As a result of the enactment of the recent Resolution 000013/2021, the Colombian tax administration (DIAN), officially expanded the electronic invoicing mandate to also […]

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Mandatory Transition to E-Invoice and E-Arşiv Invoice Applications for Healthcare Organisations in Turkey

An amendment in the General Communiqué No. 509 has announced healthcare service providers and taxpayers providing medical supplies and medicines or active substances must use the e-invoice application from 1 July 2021. The mandated scope for transition to e-invoice and e-arşiv invoice applications in the healthcare industry Published in the Official Gazette the implementation will […]

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Italy Postpones E-Document Legislation

In September 2020, Italy introduced major changes to the country’s rules on the creation and preservation of electronic documents. These new requirements were expected to be enforced on 7 June 2021. However the Agency for Digital Italy (AGID) has now decided to postpone the introduction of the new e-document rules until 1 January 2022. The […]

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Russia Introduces Mandatory E-Invoicing From 1 July 2021

Russia introduces a new e-invoicing system for traceability of certain goods on 1 July 2021. Federal Law No. 371-FZ will amend the Russian Tax Code to introduce the new procedure for the traceability system, which will bring the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing for taxpayers dealing with traceable goods. Since its introduction, B2B e-invoicing in Russia […]

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Italy: A New Way to Report Cross-Border Invoices

When Italy introduced its mandatory e-invoicing system, cross-border invoices weren’t included in the scope of the reform. To introduce the mandate, Italy asked the European Council for a derogation from the VAT Directive and the country was granted permission for the introduction of a mandatory clearance system for domestic transactions performed between Italian taxpayers. It’s […]

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Turkey: The Significance of Effective E-Transformation for Enterprises

Digitization has become more prevalent, especially because of COVID-19. Companies looking to improve efficiency via digital transformation are taking advantage of the benefits tax technologies can provide their business processes. Although they’re not within Turkey’s e-invoicing mandate scope, companies have been using e-document applications as part of their operational processes to save time, costs and […]

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Italy: Understanding the New E-Document Legislation Requirements

In September 2020, the Agency for Digital Italy (AGID) introduced new requirements for the creation and preservation of electronic documents, which will be enforced from 7 June 2021. This blog discusses the requirements and how they affect the issuance and storage of e-invoices. Electronic Documents in Italy The AGID is responsible for the Italian digital […]

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In Its Largest Acquisition Outside the U.S., Sovos Buys Acepta’s Digital Enablement Business

Today, Sovos announced our most recent acquisition – a deal that is our largest ever outside of the United States, and one that brings our global team to more than 2,000 employees. While the acquisition of Chile-based Acepta certainly marks some milestones for Sovos, it more importantly signals even broader support for our customers throughout […]

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