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DIRECT 2016 | Breakout Session Announcement!

We’re so excited to share some of the incredible breakout sessions planned for this year’s DIRECT Conference. This event promises to provide more learning and community building opportunities than ever before, and we hope to have you join us as we Build Tomorrow! Here’s a teaser of some of the content you can expect at DIRECT.

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Tax Information Reporting Should Be a Proactive Year Round Process

Even though the first main form creation and delivery deadlines for federal tax information reporting may have passed for Tax Year 2015, there is still plenty your organization should do throughout the year to prepare and handle other obligations such as state reporting, penalty notices, and back-up withholding just to name a few in order […]

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PRO Expands to South Carolina!

White sandy beaches aren’t all the Palmetto State has going on these days. South Carolina is also the most recent state to adopt the PRO system for accepting wine and beer label registrations. Although it may not be as exciting as a Hilton Head vacation, we’re happy to announce that wine and beer licensees can […]

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Ernst & Young Survey Detects CFOs’ Declining Confidence in Global Compliance Efforts

In a survey of 1,000 CFOs in companies with revenues greater than $500 million, Ernst & Young discovered that confidence is waning, particularly when it comes to the effectiveness of their compliance efforts. In fact, only 55% of the CFOs responding said that they are at least somewhat confident in their degree of compliance. That’s […]

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Weekly Roundup | NY’s Proposed Alcohol Law Changes, Regulations on GA Craft Breweries, and the Lewis-Clark Valley AVA

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Today’s roundup covers recommended changes to New York’s alcohol laws, new regulations surrounding Georgia craft brewers, and details on the TTB’s approval of Lewis-Clark Valley AVA. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Have a great week!

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Join Sovos at the Annual European Shared Services & Outsourcing Week

We are proudly sponsoring one of the largest Shared Services Conferences in Europe – The 16th Shared Services & Outsourcing Week. This three day event from the 24th to the 26th of May will take place in Dublin this year under the theme of “driving strategic value through Automation, Process, Excellence and Data.” According to […]

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Mark Your Calendar: Sovos Speaks at Upcoming Tax Reporting Conference

Join Sovos and Cheryl Riedlinger at the 30th annual Tax Reporting & Withholding Conference to be held April 25 – 27, 2016 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel. If you are beginning to operationalize and mobilize for 2016-2017 tax season, this is a great opportunity to learn about all the latest updates and network with some of […]

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Oregon Wine Market is More than Pinot Noir

It’s indisputable that California’s Napa Valley and Sonoma County are the most famous wine regions in the nation. Of course, we in the wine industry understand our business certainly isn’t limited to this state. Vineyards across the nation are home to exceptional wine; those in Oregon are no exception. Over the past decade, this northwest […]

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FREE Webinar: Managing Tax Complexities in the Software Industry

Managing the sales tax complexities and the compliance process manually can be cumbersome, complex, expensive, and prone to error. How much time, energy, and resources are you and your team spending researching and interpreting tax laws, updating spreadsheets, and implementing various calculations? Join Chuck Maniace, Antonio Di Benedetto, and Tim Roden on April 25 at […]

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The Empire Strikes Ahead – Recommended Changes to New York’s Alcohol Laws

On April 13th, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York announced the final report of the Alcohol Beverage Control Law Working Group, which had been convened to review and recommend changes to New York’s existing Alcohol Beverage Control Law (ABCL). The final report (available here) notes fifteen areas of the ABCL where the Working Group found […]

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Colombia DIAN Launches Pilot Phase for Electronic Invoicing – Learn More

On April 18th 2016 the Colombia DIAN held a meeting in Bogota, Colombia to announce the start of its pilot phase for electronic invoicing. As the leader in Latin American electronic invoicing and fiscal reporting, Sovos attended this meeting to learn more about the pilot program. Listen to the webinar replay to get the latest details of the pilot and the key […]

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Free ACA Webinar: The All Important 1094 Transmittal

Does your ACA compliance application support the 100MB file split requirement? Does your application track the record IDs required for submitting corrected records? What version of the AIR schema does your application support? Do you have A2A integration with the AIR system? How does your system handle IRS xml error response files? What will you […]

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Four Essential Considerations Regarding Online Reporting

The issue of online reporting is an important one. State legislation varies widely on when and how to submit unclaimed property reports, and many states now require that holders use an online reporting system in order to remain compliant. As you consider your options, it is important that your online reporting system is reliable and secure. So what should […]

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Weekly Roundup | Beer Barrel Tax Proposal, 2016 DtC Wine Stats, and Winery Marketing Tips

Happy Monday, everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Today’s roundup covers West Virginia’s barrel tax proposal, retail opportunities for brewery licensees under Oregon’s new law, and ShipCompliant’s 11th Annual DIRECT Conference Lineup. As always, if you read something I missed, let me know in the comments. Have a great week!

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Save the Date: Complimentary VAT Automation Event in London

We would like to invite you to a special VAT automation event, taking place on the 9th of June at the Brown’s Hotel in London, 1.30pm – 6.30pm. Are you part of the 80% of organisations that are still using manual labour for VAT compliance processes? Do you want to save valuable time, money, and […]

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Latest CDOT & CRS Updates

This week there is so much going on in the world of global information reporting that our expert compliance and research team has compiled a separate list devoted to CDOT and CRS updates. Australia, Guernsey, Jersey, Mauritius, and Norway Release CRS Guidance This week the countries of Australia, Guernsey, Jersey, Mauritius, and Norway released guidance […]

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Weekly FATCA Update: April 9-15, 2016

Singapore Publishes FATCA Updates for Forms and Documents, set to Commence FATCA Return Filing for 2015 Singapore has made a number of recent updates related to FATCA which are as follows: FATCA Return Filing for Reporting Year 2015 will begin TODAY, April 15, 2016. All Reporting Singaporean Financial Institutions (SGFI’s) are required to submit a FATCA Return […]

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Grape Expectations: 5 SMS Marketing Tips Designed to Juice Your Winery’s Sales

‘Nearly two-thirds of Americans are now smartphone owners, and for many these devices are a key entry point to the online world.’ This statement from the Pew Research Center comes with implications for wineries. In particular, mobile marketing plans are now a necessity for a diversified marketing strategy. We reached out to Sophorn Chhay, an inbound marketing […]

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