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E-invoicing: Optimization Strategies to Withstand the Digital Tax Tsunami

The great corporate awakening Many corporations that previously saw e-invoicing mandates as a developing country problem are now realizing that invasive transaction-based digital tax controls are popping up everywhere around the world. Teams of experts and executives across finance, IT, tax and other functions are being pulled together by leading enterprises to define ways to […]

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SAP Central Finance Migration: Tax Compliance Spells Trouble

SAP S/4HANA is the promised land for SAP customers: an entire suite of ERP functionality in one place with a single data store. The ability to run all ERP capabilities, both from SAP and non-SAP systems, from a single source represents delivery of a model IT professionals and SAP administrators have sought for years. Getting […]

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Marketplace Facilitator Tax Collection Responsibilities in Latin America

Marketplace Facilitators and Payment Processors Find Themselves in the Global Tax Compliance Crosshairs – Part II As we discussed in part I, “Marketplace Facilitators and Payment Processors – The New Taxpayers?” an indirect tax trend the past several years is an effort to expand the number of types of businesses responsible for collecting tax, such […]

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Brazil Launches EFD-REINF for Tax Withholdings

What is EFD-REINF? A complement to eSocial (which covers tax withholdings on wages), EFD-REINF reports withholdings made to individuals and corporations resulting from the application of the income tax and social security taxes (CSLL, INSS COFINS, PIS/PASEP). It also applies to payments received by sport associations and revenues generated by sport events. EFD-REINF replaces reporting […]

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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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Upcoming Compliance Mandates in Brazil – Are You Prepared?

Brazil’s eInvoicing and electronic reporting measures are undergoing a major overhaul in 2018. Companies that are not already in compliance with the new eInvoicing schema, NFe version 4.0, and REINF, a new digital bookkeeping requirement, need to update their processes immediately, as the deadlines for each are imminent. The new specifications for Brazil’s eInvoicing schema, […]

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Brazil Eliminating Access to Free E-Invoicing Software

These states are making the move away from free e-invoicing software for several reasons, including the sheer difficulty involved in managing technology capable of meeting Brazil’s compliance requirements. As they do for companies, compliance measures have been forcing these governments into the business of change management, constantly updating and maintaining software, but now they are […]

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Brazil Announces Official Launch of NFSe Pilot Program

Currently, companies in Brazil must submit two separate types of invoices to the tax authority – product invoices (NFe) and service invoices (NFSe). Product invoices for goods and raw materials are standardized throughout the country, allowing companies to centralize their compliance processes; however, service invoices vary heavily depending on the city.

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Brazil’s IoT Advancements Lead to “Google of Fiscal Goods”

NFe 4.0 Introduces Unprecedented Product Traceability NFe 4.0 ushers forth new requirements that make a new level of product tracking possible. Specifically, the SEFAZ, Brazil’s tax authority, requires companies subject to sanitary regulations or recall cases, as well as those that produce agricultural pesticides, veterinary products, dental products, medicines, beverages, bottled waters, food packaging, etc., to […]

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A Year of Changes in Brazil (Part 3): Bloco K Presents Inventory Management Challenges

What Is Bloco K?

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A Year of Changes in Brazil (Part 2): New Digital Bookkeeping Mandate – REINF

REINF Defined

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2017 Marks Year of Changes in Brazil: Brazil Overhauls NFe and CTe

Already known as a worldwide leader in technology-driven tax compliance, Brazil has announced several changes and additions to its requirements starting in 2017. These changes, designed to close reporting loopholes and gather even more information to improve validations, affect Brazil’s e-invoicing and transportation tracking processes, as well as introduce new measures to monitor social security […]

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2017 Marks Year of Changes in Brazil (Part 1): Brazil Overhauls NFe and CTe

A Closer Look at NFe 4.0 Nota Fiscal (NFe) version 4.0 marks the first new release of Brazil’s e-invoicing schema in two years, and companies can expect a major change from their previous compliance processes. NFe 4.0 requires a new XML structure, new fields, new data, new communication protocols and new web services, impacting both […]

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