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United States, Australia and New Zealand: E-Invoicing Reforms

The global trend in the e-invoicing sphere for the past decade has shown that legislators and local tax authorities worldwide are rethinking the invoice creation process. By introducing technologically sophisticated continuous transaction control (CTC) platforms tax authorities get immediate and detailed control over VAT, which has proven a very efficient way to reduce the VAT […]

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Australia Boosts B2B E-invoicing

Unlike many other country initiatives that we have seen in the e-invoicing space recently, Australia does not seem to have any immediate plans to introduce continuous transaction controls (CTC) or government-portal involvement in their B2B invoicing. Judging from the recent public consultation, current efforts are focused on ways to accelerate business adoption of electronic invoicing. […]

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Vietnam: E-invoicing Roll-Out in July 2022

During the last decade, the Vietnamese government has been developing a feasible solution to reduce VAT fraud in the country by adopting an e-invoice requirement for companies carrying out economic activities in Vietnam. Finally, on 1 July 2022, a mandatory e-invoicing requirement is scheduled to enter into force nationwide. 2020 e-invoicing mandate postponement  Despite the […]

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China Introduces Fully Digitized E-Invoice with New Pilot Program

The Tax Bureaus of Shanghai, Guangdong Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region have all issued announcements stating they intend to carry out a new pilot program for selected taxpayers based in some areas of the provinces. The pilot program will involve adopting a new e-invoice type, known as a fully digitized e-invoice. Introduction of a […]

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Understanding E-Commerce Tax Legislation in Asia Pacific

The global e-commerce market continues to transform in today’s digital world. E-commerce transactions consist of a variety of digital services and products such as software, applications, streaming media, web hosting, online advertising, e-books, online newspapers, and various others. From an indirect tax perspective, nations across the globe apply destination-based VAT and GST legislation to these […]

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Asia E-invoicing: New Developments in the Region

Having originated in Latin America, the next region set to embrace continuous transaction controls is Asia. Several jurisdictions in the region have announced their intent to introduce a new invoicing system as soon as possible. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Harri Vivian sits down with Victor Duarte, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos […]

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The VAT Evolution and Why It’s So Complex Part III: Why Global Solutions Matter to IT

In Part I of our series on the VAT Evolution, we explored the motivations of tax authorities and governments around the world to embrace digitization and technology of a method of increasing revenue collection and shrinking tax gaps. Then in Part II, Three Focus Areas for VAT we discussed some of the priority concerns for […]

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Audio Blog: Saudi Arabia: The Gulf’s CTC Pioneer

Saudi Arabia will start its introduction of a new e-invoicing system from 4 December 2021. The mandate will require all taxable persons residing in the Kingdom to generate, process and store e-invoices electronically. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Harri Vivian sits down with Selin Ring, Regulatory Counsel at Sovos, to explain how […]

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Audio Blog: South Korean E-Invoicing Summarized in 4 minutes

  Welcome to the Sovos Expert Series, today we will be talking with Selin Ring, Regulatory Counsel at Sovos about your e-invoicing obligations when operating in South Korea and how these differ from your VAT requirements elsewhere. South Korea was one of the first countries to adopt an e-invoicing regime. The first mandate came into […]

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China Expands B2B E-Invoicing Pilot

From 21 January 2021, the e-invoicing pilot program in China will be expanded In December, China’s State Taxation Administration (STA) announced the expansion of the pilot program that enables certain taxpayers operating in China to voluntarily issue VAT special electronic invoices. These e-invoices can be used to claim input VAT so are generally used for […]

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China Adopts Pilot Programme for B2B E-Invoices

In September, the Ningbo Municipal Taxation Bureau (NMTB) of the State Taxation Administration (STA) announced a pilot programme enabling selected taxpayers operating in China to issue VAT special electronic invoices on a voluntary basis. China’s VAT invoices China has two types of VAT invoices:  VAT special invoices and VAT general invoices. The first type may […]

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India: Last-Minute Changes to the Proposed E-Invoicing System

The October deadline is fast approaching for the Indian CTC invoicing mandate, but it remains a moving target. In a swift move that was published just two months prior to go-live, authorities have now changed the scope of who is affected by the reform, as well as updated the JSON format. Why the change? The […]

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The Trend Continues – BEPS Action Plan 1 Accelerates Globally

Addressing Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) has been a key priority of governments around the world.  The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has been working for years to tackle taxation issues across the globe.  Much of the world has expressed concern about tax planning by multinational enterprises that make use of gaps […]

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Asia: E-invoicing Developments Across the Region

The world has witnessed how several Latin American countries have successfully adopted e-invoices to replace paper versions and close VAT gaps – the difference between the revenue governments are entitled to receive and what they de facto manage to collect.    The positive effects of mandatory e-invoicing regimes, such as achieving simplification of the invoicing […]

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Industry First: Businesses and Government Partner on New Digital VAT Compliance Principles

For the first time in history, international business and governments have come together. Their aim was to define and agree a guiding set of principles for tax compliance in a world where continuous tax controls (CTCs) are becoming the norm.  The International Chamber of Commerce‘s (ICC) executive board has now formally approved the first set […]

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E-Delivery Note Usage Scenarios

The General Communiqué no. 509 (communiqué) established the date of transition to the e-delivery note application and the full scope of the mandate. Whilst the communiqué addressed the general use of the application and the basic practices, it didn’t contain all the information businesses require and although the FAQ and information from the Turkish Revenue […]

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Key Facts About Turkey’s E-Arşiv Invoice System

The era of paper invoices is coming to an end. With the e-arşiv invoice system, you can issue an electronic invoice, even to non-registered e-invoice taxpayers. This regulation enables companies to send invoices directly to the end-user via e-mail removing the need for paper invoices. Due to the official statement from the Turkish Revenue Administration […]

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India’s E-invoicing Mandate Deadline of October is Looming

Renowned for its diversity, India is taking the same approach to its e-invoicing framework.  There have been several changes and new possibilities included in the required processes and technical (“JSON”) invoice schema since e-invoicing was introduced. Such changes are unsurprising as many of the existing Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC) systems regularly bring new elements to […]

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