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ACA Update: What Does the Graham-Cassidy Plan Mean for Reporting?

The employer mandate could be repealed if Senate Republicans push through their newest attempt to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, but it appears as though ACA reporting requirements under IRC 6055 and 6056 would remain intact. Republicans introduced the Graham-Cassidy Plan in recent weeks. The Senate has until September 30 to pass the […]

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How Tax Pros Can Avoid the Nightmare of 1099 B and P Notices

According to the IRS, the tax gap is $405 billion, and the agency is serious about closing it. Organizations need to be as well if they want to avoid dealing with B and P notices, financial penalties, unhappy customers, and declines in revenue. B and P notices are not just warnings from the IRS. They […]

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Expert Q&A: Best Practices for 1099 B and P Notices

Sovos recently held a webinar on best practices for dealing with B and P notices in 1099 reporting. Here, Sovos regulatory experts answer questions from webinar viewers. Do we have to send a B-notice to someone we will never work with again? B-notices are sent in reaction to a CP2100/CP2100A from the IRS for reporting […]

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Expert Answers to HR Professionals’ Questions about ACA Reporting

Despite multiple repeal attempts, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is alive and well. Employers still have to report ACA information or face increasing penalties. With ACA reporting still on HR professionals’ agenda, Sovos regulatory experts answer selected questions posed by viewers during a recent Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) webinar. Their answers are here, […]

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How Manufacturing Leaders Overcome Sales and Use Tax Audit Challenges – INFOGRAPHIC

The current regulatory environment for manufacturers is laden with risk. In a recent Aberdeen Group survey, 50 percent of manufacturers indicated they saw a significant increase in audit scrutiny and frequency over the past two years, with another 60 percent believing audit frequency and scrutiny will continue to accelerate over the next three to five […]

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What HR Professionals Need to Know to Avoid Big ACA Reporting Penalties

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is still the law of the land, having survived attempts to both repeal and replace the legislation. It now has real teeth, with the dollar amounts of financial penalties having doubled in recent years. Here is what HR professionals need to know to prepare for the upcoming filing season and […]

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What Tax Professionals Need to Know about the Dark Web

If you don’t know much about the dark web, you’re not alone. Maybe 5 percent of internet users are on it (at a stretch), but it’s anywhere from 6 to 500 times larger than the consumer web. And it can definitely affect your job as a tax professional. Anything and everything is for sale on […]

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Webinar Recap: Your Sales Tax Amnesty Questions Answered, with James Thomson of The Prosper Show

By Alex Koral, Sovos Industry Outreach Adviser  This week begins the 2-month open application period for Sales Tax Amnesty. During this window, ecommerce sellers can apply to have more than 20 states waive back taxes, penalties and interest. In a live webinar earlier this week, James Thomson of the Prosper Show joined me to answer […]

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PATH Act Deadlines Create Problems for Financial Institutions

Financial institutions are having to deal with a new set of challenges in tax information reporting. Cheryl Riedlinger, noted tax attorney and head of the Tax Reporting Group, recently identified three new headaches for tax professionals: Changes to IRS policy regarding W-8 forms, which are causing FIs to repaper their client bases New developments in […]

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How Tax Leaders Can Propel Client Service and Optimize 1099 Reporting

Financial services companies are now forced to tackle a new breed of 1099 reporting requirements for corporate clients. Federal and state governments are increasing audit frequency and requiring more detailed data, and new rules are putting companies’ reputations on the line. Tax leaders at financial services companies have bigger burdens on their shoulders these days, […]

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How Manufacturers Keep Pace with Global Tax Compliance – Infographic

It’s no surprise that the acceleration of regulatory complexity is increasing manufacturers’ risk of being negatively impacted by sales and use tax compliance in ways that can hinder their growth. See INFOGRAPHIC Below Manufacturers Burdened with Regulatory Complexity 2017 has been the year that manufacturers began moving from design and concept for cloud technologies, IoT […]

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Press Release: Sovos Acquires Largest eReceipt Compliance Solution, Paperless, Creating First Global Solution for Business-to-Government Reporting

With the acquisition, Sovos adds eReceipts to its real-time tax reporting solution, expands its presence in Brazil and extends Latin American operations to Chile, Colombia and Peru. Wilmington, Mass. – Global tax compliance and reporting software leader Sovos announced today that it has acquired Chile-based Paperless to expand its real-time government reporting capabilities with electronic […]

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Senate “Skinny Repeal” Fails: Mixed Messaging Lingers for Next Steps

Amidst questions coming out of last week’s Senate vote-a-rama, one thing is clear: Information reporting obligations for Applicable Large Employers and providers of health insurance coverage will remain in place for the foreseeable future. Congress and the Administration are divided on how to proceed after multiple health care bills failed last week in the Senate. […]

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Sovos Acquires Largest eReceipt Compliance Solution, Creating First Global Solution for Modern Business-to-Government Reporting

We’re excited to announce the acquisition of Paperless, which expands our real-time government reporting capabilities with electronic receipts and consumer point-of-sale tax reporting – and extends our presence in Latin America. Paperless, which is based in Santiago, Chile, is the world’s largest eReceipts and eDocuments company, processing more than two billion transactions last year across […]

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Sovos adquiere la mayor solución de cumplimiento fiscal en facturas electrónicas, creando la primera solución global para modernos informes de transacción en el ámbito B2G

Nos complace anunciar la adquisición de Paperless, que amplía nuestras capacidades de informes al gobierno en tiempo real con boletas electrónicas e informes fiscales de puntos de venta al consumidor y extiende nuestra presencia en América Latina. Paperless, con sede en Santiago, Chile, es la mayor compañía del mundo en facturas y documentos electrónicos, procesando […]

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Sovos adquire a maior solução de conformidade de e-Receipt, criando a primeira solução global para relatórios modernos entre as empresas e o governo

Temos prazer em anunciar a aquisição da Paperless, que amplia nossas capacidades de relatórios governamentais em tempo real com Cupom Fiscal Eletrônico eReceipts e relatórios fiscais de pontos de venda do consumidor, ampliando a nossa presença na América Latina. A Paperless, com sede em Santiago do Chile, no Chile, é a maior empresa no segmento […]

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Filers Struggle to Meet New PATH Act Reporting Deadlines

New numbers suggest the PATH Act deadline for filing W-2 and 1099-MISC forms is continuing to cause havoc for employers. The PATH Act, enacted in late 2015, moved the filing deadline from March 31 to Jan. 31. Filers are struggling to meet the new deadline and avoid financial penalties, which are attached to both late […]

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Better Care Reconciliation Act Fails – Four Senators Now Oppose Procedural Motion

With Senators Rand Paul and Susan Collins stating their opposition to the revised Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) last week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could not afford to lose any more votes on the procedural vote to bring the bill to the Senate floor. Last night, Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran both announced that […]

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