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4 Questions with Commerce7’s Zach Kamphuis About What’s Working in DtC Wine

Commerce7 General Manager Zach Kamphuis has been tracking performance of the direct-to-consumer wine channel during COVID-19. The data shows some unexpected findings about what changes are underway and accelerating during this upheaval. We asked Zach to share some insights into the DtC channel that Commerce7 is keeping an eye on. Methodology notes: Commerce7 has collected […]

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Spirit New Product Registrations Increased 58% From 2019

Consumer buying patterns have drastically changed this year, affecting the beverage alcohol industry in many ways. The pandemic has shifted what consumers are buying, where, and how often. To see how these changes have affected alcohol producers, Sovos ShipCompliant has examined data from our Product Registration Online (PRO) tool to see just how much consumers’ […]

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India – New E-Invoicing Deadlines Announced

After a roller-coaster period, full of changes and updates, India’s e-invoicing reform went live on 1 October this year. This e-invoicing reform is considered to be the second biggest tax development in the country after the introduction of Goods and Services Tax (GTS) in 2017. The Indian authorities chose to go ahead with implementing the […]

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Sovos Regulatory Course Spotlight and Meet Our Educators

With more than 50-years helping professionals succeed in their career, our Sovos Booke regulatory team is known and trusted throughout the insurance industry and is the premier compliance destination for information and emerging trends in tax, regulatory reporting and compliance. Our team of educators share their knowledge and experience to teach the nitty-gritty of insurance […]

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UK Border Controls Post-Brexit – What you Need to Know About Importing Goods

The final date in the Brexit calendar is fast approaching. Whatever the outcome of negotiations, one thing is clear – there’ll be significant changes to VAT in the coming months. In our Brexit and VAT series, we delve into some of the most important issues of the day to bring you clarity and advice as […]

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Who Bears the Cost of Insurance Taxes – the Insurer, or the Insured?

In most cases, the primary responsibility of calculating, reporting and settling insurance premium tax (IPT) remains with the insurance company. But similar to VAT and other indirect taxes, although the insurer acts as the collector and administrator, the economic cost is ultimately borne by the policyholder as the purchaser of the insurance. The cost can’t […]

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Developments in India’s GST Reporting

It’s now over two years since goods and services tax (GST) was implemented in India. And yet GST reporting continues to present challenges for businesses. With the unveiling by the GST Network of new filing enhancements and considering the increased focus on GST compliance with the advent of e-invoicing, a review of periodic GST filing […]

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2020 GCS Intelligent Reporting | Session Recaps

Tuesday, October 6 CEO Keynote: Our Journey to Solve Tax for Good | Andy Hovancik, President & CEO, Sovos GCS Intelligent Reporting kicked off with our Sovos CEO, Andy Hovancik, sharing more on what attendees can expect to get from this year’s event and helping attendees better understand Sovos’ mission to “Solve Tax For Good.” […]

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Goods, Services, and VAT Recovery Post Brexit – What do Businesses Need to Know?

The sands of transition period time are draining away. As we edge ever closer to the final Brexit deadline, there are a raft of VAT related considerations for businesses to attend to. Though uncertainty reigns about the shape of the trading relationship, most of the Brexit scenarios up for debate would render the UK a […]

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A Managed Approach to IPT Compliance

For cross-border insurers, navigating the complex tax landscape across multiple jurisdictions can feel overwhelming. Tax authorities continue to take measures to boost revenues, increase efficiency and reduce fraud.  There is a notable shift towards digital insurance premium tax (IPT) reporting, which places an additional burden on insurers. Ensuring that taxes are filed correctly and are […]

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Greece last-minute change: myDATA now live as pilot for 2020

On the actual go-live date of the Greece Tax Authority AADE myDATA (my Digital Accounting and Tax Application) reporting framework, the Greek authorities published a decision introducing last-minute changes. After having evaluated the preparedness of businesses as a result of Covid-19 they decided to provide taxpayers in scope with additional relief by recategorizing the roll-out […]

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Indian E-invoicing Reform Now Live With Last-Minute Relief From Government

The Indian e-invoicing mandate is live from today. Even though there was significant public pressure to postpone the 1 October deadline, the set date remains the same and the initial phase has started for taxpayers with an annual aggregate revenue of 500cr. rupees or more during any financial year after 2017. Even though the mandate […]

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India Delays B2C Requirements from 1 October Go-Live

The weeks leading up to the 1 October go-live of the Indian CTC reform have been marked by  growing voices echoing concern about whether this is the right time for such fundamental change, and asking if the underlying government infrastructure indeed is robust enough. Several industry associations such as the Confederation of GST Professionals and […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | Lukka

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series continues with an introduction to another brilliant tax expert who is particularly knowledgeable in the cryptocurrency industry. In this segment, we welcome Roger Brown of Lukka, who will be presenting at our upcoming conference in early October.  Roger will highlight the anticipated OECD developments involving […]

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Audio Blog: India: Changes to the Proposed E-Invoicing System

India: Changes to the Proposed E-Invoicing System India is about to launch a number of significant changes to its e-invoicing system. For a brief overview of the changes, Sovos’ Harriet Vivian sat down with regulatory expert Selin Ring to preview the changes and discuss the potential impacts on business as these programs are rolled out […]

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In Focus: Europe’s Diverse Declaration Methods

There’s no harmonisation across Europe for how tax declarations are submitted. And methods vary tax by tax, country by country, and even region by region. This can be challenging for many insurers in not only meeting current requirements but in also keeping up with the ever changing insurance premium tax (IPT) landscape. Frequency Although there […]

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NAUPA III Format is Underway

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrator’s (NAUPA) Standard Electronic File Format is a standard set of codes that has been widely used to file unclaimed property reports to states in the US since 1990. The current version, NAUPA II Format, has been used for the past 18 years and is adopted by all 50 […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | Cointracker

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series continues with the introduction to an award-winning subject matter expert on tax in the Cryptocurrency industry. In this segment, we welcome Sheehan Chandrasekera of Cointracker, who will be attending & presenting at our upcoming conference in early October. In this segment of the “Speaker Spotlight” […]

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