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Tax Analyst Skills Needed for the Future of Indirect Tax

What are the skills today’s tax analyst needs to prepare for the future of indirect tax? You may have gone into the profession thinking, “I’m better at math than language, and being a tax analyst sounds like a good career choice. It could get boring, but I’ll manage.” You may have been right on the […]

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1099 Compass Regulatory Update: Week of Nov. 6, 2017

Changes to tax compliance requirements and legislation happen frequently at the state and IRS levels.  In order to provide customers with the updated and accurate information they need, Sovos documents each of these changes in its Compass portal. Here are some notable changes in 1099 reporting from this week. South Carolina Publishes 2017 Instructions & […]

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Procure-to-Pay Tax Compliance Practices – Sovos L.A. Event Recap

Sovos was on the road for one of our local Global Compliance Series (GCS) events at The Palm in Los Angeles last week. Our experts — Matt Walsh, Principal of Indirect Tax at Sovos, and Tim Kirkpatrick, Director at PwC — presented to tax leaders from primarily retail and manufacturing businesses on the challenges of […]

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Unlucky 7: New IRS Guidance Reveals Why 1099-MISC Forms Could Be at Risk

IRS Publication 1220 contained a potentially nasty little surprise for 1099-MISC filers. The trouble centers on Box 7, the area of the form where filers signify non-employee compensation. For tax year 2016, forms with information in Box 7 are due Jan. 31, 2018, although the IRS will extend the deadline to March 2 upon request. […]

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1099-Krazy: Why Tax Reporting in the Sharing Economy Is about to Get a Lot More Difficult

Two trends have converged to create a nightmare for tax information reporting. First, the sharing economy has redefined work and taxation of wages. Second, the IRS has decided that it needs to bridge the gap between revenues and taxes paid—a divide that the sharing economy has only made wider. The result is a nightmare scenario […]

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Exemption Certificate Management – The Need for Automation

Congratulations! Your business is expanding. Sales are up and in order to meet the client demand, you’ve opened new facilities and distribution centers in new locations. You are starting to enter different product lines and offer implementation services. You’ve even started a reseller program so you can reach new markets.  The downside is that now […]

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Evaluate Your Tax Team for Regulatory and Business Change

Our October 24 Webinar, “Building the Tax Team of the Future to Successfully Navigate the Regulatory Storm,” is now available onDemand. During the webinar, we asked attendees a series of four detailed polling questions to help them measure their tax teams’ ability to deal with regulatory and business change. Questions were based on a Reactive-to-Proactive […]

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Building a Tax Team to Meet Future Compliance Requirements

It’s clear business evolution, technology disruption and related tax compliance laws are creating increased complexity and becoming tremendous business liabilities. In today’s regulatory environment, businesses must view tax compliance as a critical function, committing the right resources, technology and process discipline necessary to maintain compliance and respond to the associated audits so the business can […]

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Congress Mulling Altering Thresholds for Forms 1099-MISC and 1099-K

In both the House and Senate, Congress is looking to change the thresholds for Form 1099-MISC and Form 1099-K reporting. Form 1099-MISC, which is used to report miscellaneous income, currently has a general threshold of $600 with some exceptions (e.g. royalties of $10 or more, or direct sales of at least $5,000 of consumer products […]

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Building the Tax Team of the Future to Navigate the Regulatory Storm – Webinar

There’s a growing regulatory storm on the horizon, impacting tax professionals’ roles and skills. This is causing a shift in how businesses are preparing their compliance teams to keep their businesses ahead of the curve.   Join Matt Walsh, Principal Indirect Tax and Mark Christenson, Director, of Sovos on October 24 at 2:00 PM Eastern […]

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New IRS 1040 Requirement Shows ACA Reporting Is Very Much Alive

A recent move by the IRS to reject 1040 forms that don’t properly indicate taxpayers’ health-insurance status shows that the Affordable Care Act is both still in effect and relevant to tax reporting. After a summer of attempts to repeal the ACA, the law survived, as did the tax information reporting requirements it carries.  Now, […]

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1099 Compass Regulatory Update: Week of Oct. 9, 2017

Changes to tax compliance requirements and legislation happen frequently at the state and IRS levels.  In order to provide customers with the updated and accurate information they need, Sovos documents each of these changes in its Compass portal. Here are some notable changes in 1099 reporting from this week. IRS Releases 2017 Version of Form […]

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Sales Tax Compliance – 3 Top Stories of the Week

This week we look at three interesting sales tax compliance articles from around the Web you may have missed while manually looking up tax rates, entering exemption certificates for new customers or submitting IT help requests for changes to your ERP. 1. Over at FEI Daily, Tom Nicolosi and Carey Oven discussed the many reasons […]

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Top 10 Advantages of Cloud Sales and Use Tax Software for IT – INFOGRAPHIC

The speed and complexity of sales and use tax compliance is outpacing solutions most businesses use to comply. As a result, IT leaders are approaching tax compliance more strategically, implementing modern cloud applications to reduce audit risk, impede rising compliance costs and prepare for the digital future of this dynamic regulatory industry.  How involved is […]

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3 ACA Reporting Issues You Need to Prepare For Since the Graham-Cassidy Bill Fizzled

The Affordable Care Act and its associated reporting requirements remain the law of the land after the Senate announced it will not hold a vote on the Graham-Cassidy bill. Here are three things businesses need to keep in mind when planning for ACA reporting season: You’re on the hook for reporting. Senate Republicans have tried […]

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1099 Compass Update: Week of September 25, 2017

Changes to tax compliance requirements and legislation happen frequently at the state and IRS levels.  In order to provide customers with the updated and accurate information they need, Sovos documents each of these changes in its Compass portal. Here are some notable changes in 1099 reporting from this week. IRS Releases 2018 Draft Form 1098-T, […]

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159.5 Billion Reasons Why the Global Tax Landscape Is Changing 

The VAT Gap in the EU was estimated to be €159.5 billion in 2014, and the enormity of that gap is one of the reasons why the global tax landscape is changing so dramatically. Sovos explained this development to attendees of the FD Exchange conference, which took place in the Steigenberger Airport Hotel in Amsterdam. […]

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State 1099 Reporting Requirements Follow PATH of Tighter Deadlines

The changes in state tax reporting thus far in 2017 reflect much of what we learned in 2016: State governments want more information, and they want it sooner than before. Some examples of this phenomenon can be found in states such as Iowa, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Connecticut. Iowa now requires both W-2 and 1099 reporting […]

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