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Sales Tax Moves into the Modern Age…Are You Ready?

With these words, the world of sales tax as we knew it was turned upside down: Held: Because the physical presence rule of Quill is unsound and incorrect, Quill Corp. v. North Dakota, 504 U. S. 298, and National Bellas Hess, Inc. v. Department of Revenue of Ill., 386 U. S. 753, are overruled. Much […]

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Leading Sales Tax Expert, Charles Maniace, Comments on South Dakota v. Wayfair Supreme Court Decision

On what was easily the most anticipated day in sales tax history, the Supreme Court did what many experts thought they would, ruling five to four in favor of South Dakota’s right to require businesses to collect and remit sales tax on all sales, including e-commerce, even if they don’t have people or property in […]

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Sovos Bolsters Cloud Technology Leadership with Chief Security Officer, Chief Product Officer and Head of Customer Success

On the heels of revealing our S1 cloud platform to drive the modernization of tax software in the face of mounting digital disruption from businesses, financial systems providers and governments, as well as announcing support and an early adopter program for SAP S/4HANA cloud, we’re excited to also announce the following key appointments to our leadership […]

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Manufacturers Can’t Escape The Impacts of eInvoicing

As eInvoicing mandates sweep across Latin America, manufacturing is arguably the single most affected sector. With requirements impacting IT, finance, shipping, inventory management, inbound receiving and other business processes, eInvoicing greatly impacts the supply chain and manufacturers’ bottom lines. If not managed properly, eInvoicing could prevent trucks from distributing goods or force buyers to refuse […]

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Costa Rica Electronic Invoicing Mandate Has Businesses Hurrying to Find Service Providers

Costa Rica is one of the latest countries in Latin America to embrace electronic invoicing, and many companies doing business in the country are under pressure to find a service provider to help them comply with the country’s eInvoicing mandate. Manufactures and retailers are set to fall under the mandate in the next few months. […]

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Sales and Use Tax Filing Challenges in Manufacturing – Infographic

A recent Aberdeen Group survey uncovered sales and use tax filing challenges resulting in audit penalties and interest in manufacturing to the tune of 2 percent of revenue per year. Not surprisingly, manufacturing leaders in the tax, finance and IT functions cited tax return preparation and filing as a top drain on the business. Plainly […]

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Sales Tax Software Value for Companies Moving to Cloud

As Peter Drucker once said, “In times of turbulence the biggest danger is to act with yesterday’s logic.” Yet that is exactly what many businesses today are in danger of doing while still working with technology that was built for an offline world. Sales tax software is a great case in point. According to Aberdeen […]

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What If Wayfair Wins? The Supreme Court Will Soon Rule on South Dakota’s Economic Nexus Legislation

Over the last year, there has been a tremendous amount of chatter among the sales tax cognoscenti about the case South Dakota v. Wayfair, which the U.S. Supreme Court is poised to publish its ruling on soon. Indeed, on this blog alone since January you can find several original posts, including on what the case […]

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Use Your HANA Migration to Solve Your Tax Challenges for Good

Companies dealing with complex sales and use tax determination, VAT regulations and other tax challenges across the globe know that SAP alone is not equipped to support the varying requirements from country to country. As SAP sunsets support and updates for ECC and R3, companies must move to HANA to keep their systems up to […]

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Accounts Payable: How to Avoid 1099 Reporting Penalties for One-Time Vendor Payments

Among accounts payable (AP) professionals, “B” Notices from the IRS are sometimes known as “bummer” notices. They’re a sign of missing or incorrect information on 1099 forms subject to backup withholding. For AP professionals, this usually involves form 1099-MISC, the form used to report to the IRS payment of services rendered for vendors and independent […]

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eReceipts 101: The What, Why, Where and How of B2C Tax Compliance

After initially focusing on data and automation to gain visibility and ensure tax compliance in business-to-business transactions, many governments are now extending technology into business-to-consumer trade, requiring eReceipts. So, what’s the story behind eReceipts, and why do they matter? Here’s a quick tutorial to get you up to speed. What are eReceipts? eReceipts are the […]

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Sales and Use Tax Filing Automation Considerations

Successful organizations may experience growth very rapidly. While growth and expansion offer tremendous benefits to your brand and revenue, it can have a crippling effect on internal departments, particularly Tax during sales and use tax filing. As sales and operations expand geographically, so too does your tax obligation. Spending valuable time and money on Indirect […]

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How to Reduce Risk and Protect Revenue In Mexico with the Digitization of Tax Administration

Invoicing in Latin America has become complex to the point of being daunting. Businesses that get electronic invoicing processes wrong could quickly grind to a halt. Mastering the eInvoicing process is critical, then, and it involves making sure that all four elements of eInvoicing are working smoothly at the same time. New regulations, most notably […]

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IRS Guidance on Abandoned Money Demonstrates Complexity of 1099 Reporting

Long-awaited recent guidance from the IRS on abandoned property illustrated why 1099 reporting can be so complicated. Simply put, there are gaps in reporting regulations that sometimes go unfilled—and then produce surprises when the IRS does fill them. One of those gaps involved abandoned property on deferred income products—essentially, pensions, annuities or insurance policies people […]

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The Top 10 Compliance Mistakes in LATAM

In order for businesses in Latin America to reduce their risks of fines, penalties and operational disruptions, it’s imperative to understand and manage the ever-changing eInvoicing and VAT reporting mandates sweeping throughout the region. While proactive compliance can improve operational efficiency, streamline processes and increase cash flow, many companies do not have strategic processes in […]

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New Jersey, Vermont Individual Mandates Could Start Trend of State-by-State ACA Reporting

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act eliminated the Affordable Care Act (ACA) individual mandate effective in 2019. But with states bringing mandates back on their own, state-by-state reporting could be the next trend in ACA compliance. When the new tax law dropped the requirement for individuals to carry health insurance or pay a fine, widespread […]

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VAT & B2G Reporting Monthly Newsletter: May 2018

Country-by-Country News Mexico Allows Temporary Penalty Waiver for 2017 CFDI of Nomina The Tax Administration Service of Mexico (SAT) has announced that it will allow, until May 15, 2018, the correction of CFDI of Payroll (CFDI de Nomina) issued during 2017. For that purpose, SAT issued a new Rule 2.7.5.7 in the First Modification of […]

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Italy eInvoicing: What You Need to Know

Italy will soon join Hungary in requiring real-time, transaction-level reporting. With the launch of the first phase imminent (1 July 2018), Italy’s tax authority recently released new information on its eInvoicing requirement. In February, the European Commission backed Italy’s request to implement mandatory eInvoicing. This clearance is a game-changer for businesses operating in the European […]

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Public Anger and GDPR: Why Too Much Data Sharing Could Have Negative Consequences

Facebook was open to the public for more than a decade before most users thought all that much about what companies do with the data they share on social media. In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, that’s not the case anymore. And with Europe’s groundbreaking General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR) having kicked in […]

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Batch vs. Real-Time Sales Tax Evaluation and Use Tax Accrual Processes

In my last post, “Accounts Payable Process Improvement with Use Tax Automation,” I looked at the challenges managing tax compliance on purchases and how some of your peers we’re dealing with the problem based on the live webinar polls. As promised, below is a recap of the two different approaches to sales tax validation and […]

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