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Colombia exige que las primeras empresas a cumplir con la facturación electrónica

La Dirección de Impuestos y Aduanas Nacionales (DIAN) emitió la Resolución 000072 del 29 de diciembre de 2017, en la cual se establece la primera ronda de contribuyentes que deberán emitir y reportar facturas electrónicas en Colombia. Esta resolución es esencialmente diferente del proyecto de resolución original que la DIAN había publicado en noviembre de 2017 […]

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Chile Eliminates Human Aspects of Tax Filing with eAssessments

Chile’s move to this monthly VAT declaration proposal removes taxpayers’ obligation to submit the ledger of sales and purchases (libros). Instead, the SII is now preparing the Registry of Sales and Purchases, called an RCV, which records information related to all sales and purchases based on electronic invoices and documentation. With this information, the SII […]

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Mexico Launches New eAccounting Requirements

After announcing the largest change to its eInvoicing schema in years in late 2016, Mexico also announced a major update to its eAccounting mandate in January 2017. Though the SAT, Mexico’s authority, did not announce a specific implementation timeline for eContibilidad 1.3, it caught businesses off-guard when it began enforcing the measures in October. The […]

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The Rationale Behind the Fiscalization of Payments in Mexico

One of the reforms implemented in 2017 which has had a significant impact for Mexico’s fiscalization is the introduction of ‘proof of payment’. This reform outlines how in certain circumstances, when a buyer’s payment is executed as part of a commercial or financial transaction, the seller has an obligation to issue and deliver an electronic […]

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UPDATE: Colombia Accelerates eInvoicing Compliance for Large Taxpayers

In late November, Colombia executed its authority to mandate electronic invoicing compliance prior to the official January 2019 deadline. The DIAN, Colombia’s tax and customs administration, published a draft of this resolution, which specifies the companies will be subject to eInvoicing. Specifically, this resolution will apply to: a) Those designated by the DIAN as “large […]

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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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5 Considerations for Colombia’s eInvoicing Requirement

By January 2019, all companies that pay VAT in Colombia will be required to comply with mandatory e-invoicing as the country aims to curb tax evasion and increase collections. However, businesses with operations in Colombia must begin preparing now. Here are 5 considerations that every company planning their VAT compliance strategies in Colombia should know: […]

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VAT Compliance and Reporting Technology: A “Nice to Have” or “Must Have?”

New and evolving VAT compliance and audit mandates are putting a lot of pressure on businesses, making them reevaluate how they internally manage indirect tax determination and reporting. Nearly one-third of CFOs told Grant Thornton that keeping up with the volume and complexity of compliance changes is one of their biggest challenges. Traditional compliance approaches […]

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“Recurso de Amparo” or Writs of Amparo filed against eContabilidad requirement in Mexico no longer a viable strategy to delay obligations

When the Miscellaneous Resolution for 2015 entered into force requiring the report of the Electronic Accounting (“eContabilidad” or eAccounting), a great number of taxpayers that considered that their constitutional rights were violated filed Amparos against this new mandate. The immediate result was that thousands of businesses received a suspension of the obligation of: Submitting or […]

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Paraguay Set to Join Mandatory E-Invoicing Club

It is not new that mandatory e-invoicing has flourished with notable strength in the recent history of taxation in Latin America. Ten or so years ago, the Latin American countries understood how technology could be of much assistance in fighting tax evasion, a well-known historical problem in that region, while also driving standardisation to support […]

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Brazil Eliminating Access to Free E-Invoicing Software

These states are making the move away from free e-invoicing software for several reasons, including the sheer difficulty involved in managing technology capable of meeting Brazil’s compliance requirements. As they do for companies, compliance measures have been forcing these governments into the business of change management, constantly updating and maintaining software, but now they are […]

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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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Brazil Announces Official Launch of NFSe Pilot Program

Currently, companies in Brazil must submit two separate types of invoices to the tax authority – product invoices (NFe) and service invoices (NFSe). Product invoices for goods and raw materials are standardized throughout the country, allowing companies to centralize their compliance processes; however, service invoices vary heavily depending on the city.

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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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Peruvian Distributed Clearance Model Launched

The Peruvian Tax Administration SUNAT recently authorised the first two e-invoicing operators that will eventually take over the current centralised clearance service at SUNAT: Peruvian/Danish owned eFact and Chilean/US owned Paperless/SOVOS. SUNAT’s new model is a distributed one, named “OSE” (Operador de Servicios Electrónicos) in Peru and has both similarities and differences with the Mexican […]

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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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Colombian E-Invoicing Adoption – An Ambitious Deadline with Good Progress

Colombia has aggressively promoted the adoption of e-invoicing since 2015. That year, Decree 2242 introduced mandatory e-invoicing in XML format through regulated schemas, use of digital signatures and real-time invoice controls by the tax authority DIAN as a clearance point. This model, which represents a significant departure from the previous ‘classic’ VAT invoicing scheme, can […]

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Brazil’s IoT Advancements Lead to “Google of Fiscal Goods”

NFe 4.0 Introduces Unprecedented Product Traceability NFe 4.0 ushers forth new requirements that make a new level of product tracking possible. Specifically, the SEFAZ, Brazil’s tax authority, requires companies subject to sanitary regulations or recall cases, as well as those that produce agricultural pesticides, veterinary products, dental products, medicines, beverages, bottled waters, food packaging, etc., to […]

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