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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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Vietnam’s E-invoicing Mandate – Delayed Until 2022

The Ministry of Finance in Vietnam recently presented a draft decree to the Prime Minister for ratification, indicating that the go-live date for mandatory e-invoicing in the country will be delayed from 1 November 2020 to 1 July 2022. This proposed delay is in response to difficulties encountered by local companies to implement a compliant […]

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India Amends E-Invoicing Rules

India’s e-invoicing reform has been introduced as a very important step towards digitizing the country´s tax controls. Even though the reform has been under discussion for more than a year, the initial roll-out for the implementation process would have been a challenge for all stakeholders which was finally set to begin mandatorily on 1 April […]

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B2B Transaction Automation Platforms: Quantifying the VAT Compliance Advantage

In the past five years, transaction automation platform vendors who embraced e-invoicing and e-archiving compliance as integral to their services grew on average approximately 2.5 to 5 times faster than the market. Two decades of EU e-invoicing: many options, different models Until 1 January 2019, when Italy became the first European country to mandate B2B […]

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Turkey’s Digital Transformation and E-Invoicing Landscape

For companies operating in Turkey, 2019 was an eventful year for tax regulatory change and in particular, e-invoicing reform. Since it was first introduced in 2012, the e-invoicing mandate has grown, and companies are having to adapt in order to comply with requirements in 2020 and beyond.  According to the General Communique on the Tax […]

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INDIA: E-Invoicing Reform Postponed Until 1 October 2020

With roughly two weeks to go until the first mandatory phase of the Indian e-invoicing reform was set to go live, the GST Council has now decided to slam the breaks and halt the go-live. Or at least, bring it to a significant temporary standstill of 6 months, until 1 October 2020. Following a long […]

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Is India postponing the mandatory implementation deadline for e-invoicing?

For more than a year, India has been on the path to digitizing tax controls, with the first mandatory go-live for transmission of invoice data to a governmental portal scheduled for 1 April 2020. The very high pace of the roll-out of this reform has made many taxpayers concerned that they might not realistically be […]

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