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Hungary Adopts Real-Time Reporting Regulations

Hungary’s tax authority announced in late 2016 that it would implement mandated real-time reporting starting July 1, 2017. As that date draws near, one certainty exists – companies with VAT liability in Hungary need to prepare now so they can nimbly adapt to new process and reporting requirements. As European governments trend toward electronic invoicing […]

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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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Blockchain Impact on B2B Automation

There is much speculation about the potential of blockchain in the context of B2B automation. This speculation normally focuses on open or public blockchains, which are distributed databases where different types of transactions can be securely recorded and transparently verified by all parties without depending on a trusted third party. The scheme was first used […]

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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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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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