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New Terrorism Compensation Scheme Introduced in Denmark

The Danish government has introduced new law creating a state-owned insurance scheme for compensation for losses arising from a terrorist attack using chemical, biological, nuclear and radioactive (CBNR) weapons. The scheme comes into effect on 1 July 2019. There had been concerns that CBNR terror coverage available in the market was limited and, as it […]

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SAP Central Finance Drives Move to S/4HANA, Making Tax Compliance a Priority

SAP Central Finance is driving migration to SAP S/4HANA as companies look to deliver value to their finance and accounting organizations, as well as improve on the configuration of previous financial systems. And for most companies making the transition, tax compliance is a priority. In a recent survey by SAP Insider, 74 percent of SAP […]

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Deadline Extended for Turkey’s E-Waybill Mandate

A draft circular, published by the Ministry of Treasury and Finance of Turkey on 15 May, has proposed an extension to the deadline for the mandatory issue of e-waybills. Whilst the circular still needs to be formally approved, the new deadline is expected to be 1 January 2020.  The postponement to the transition period gives […]

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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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Sovos Named a 2019 Spend Matters Provider to Know for Procurement Innovation

Sovos has been named a ‘2019 Provider to Know’ by Spend Matters for innovation in procurement. Spend Matters released its 6th annual “50 Providers to Know/50 Providers to Watch” lists today in conjunction with the annual ISM conference, naming Sovos as one of its 50 Providers to Know for 2019. The recognition highlights Sovos’ Intelligent […]

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Brexit Contingency Plan: IPT implications

Brexit has been the main topic on the news and in our conversations for almost three years, and if we thought we would get some answers by the end of March 2019, then we were definitely wrong!  There are now even more questions to answer and possible outcomes to plan for, but businesses cannot sit […]

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Continuous Transaction Controls for Tax: Why Reporting vs. Clearance Matters

Very little about the emerging global digital tax environment is simple. That includes the countless different models tax authorities use to execute it. The two types of continuous transaction controls, reporting and clearance, may on the surface look similar but are not at all the same, and companies need to know how to operate under […]

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Compliance in the Digital Age Requires a New Breed of Indirect Tax Professional

Today’s tax and compliance managers need to follow the Scouts’ motto:  Be Prepared. Properly managing taxation and reporting burdens takes a team of professionals – from finance, tax and accounting to IT – colleagues willing to work together to establish the policies and controls that make it possible to meet the demands of tax compliance.  […]

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Portugal‘s New E-Invoicing Rules Impact Archiving and Reporting

Beyond the implications outlined in our last blog, Decree-Law 28/2019 (the Decree-Law)  impacts areas beyond invoicing, introducing modifications to both archiving and the reporting of tax data. Mandatory electronic archiving A novelty of the Decree-Law is the explicit introduction of an obligation to archive electronic invoices in electronic format which in turn further promotes the […]

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Developing a Taste for the Four Flavors of E-archiving

As far back as the 1940s, Coca-Cola used the tagline “It’s the Real Thing” to advertise its famous beverage. The company could just as easily been talking about e-archiving or, at least, answering the question electronic archiving systems have to answer about electronic invoices. E-archiving not just storage. Storage is part of what a compliant […]

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Croatia Mandates B2G E-invoicing From July 2019

Scope and timeline Croatia is one of the few countries in Europe to have chosen to mandate the use of e-invoicing in public procurement processes as outlined in Directive 2014/55/EU and within the transposition deadline of April 2019. The Croatian mandate covers both the issuance and receipt of e-invoices in B2G transactions.  Other countries – […]

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Portugal Issues New E-Invoicing Rules: A Flavour of Clearance but Not Quite There

On 15 February 2019, Portugal published Decree-Law 28/2019 regarding the processing, archiving and dematerialization of invoices and other tax related documents including: The mandatory use of certified invoicing software General requirements for paper and electronic invoices Dematerialization of tax documentation Archiving of tax documentation (including ledgers, etc) Adjacent tax rules and obligations The decree aims […]

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Are We in the Golden Age of VAT Recovery?

The value-added tax (“VAT”) was described in the EU as a “”money machine” over 20 years ago. Yet according to a 2015 study by the European Commission by the Centre for Social and Economic Research (CASE), the “VAT gap” was approximately 168 billion EUR. This represents 15 percent of the theoretical VAT that would be […]

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Italy E-invoicing: Esterometro Reporting Requirements for Cross-border Transactions Updated

What is Esterometro? The Italian government’s e-invoicing mandate became effective on 1 January 2019.  While cross-border invoices are exempt, all domestic B2B and B2C invoices must be cleared through the SDI platform. This means that the Italian government and tax authority now have real-time access to the data of all B2B and B2C VAT transactions […]

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Sovos Global Tax Determination Certified for SAP S/4HANA

Sovos recently announced that its solution for real-time and batch tax determination, Global Tax Determination, has achieved SAP certification as integrated with SAP S/4HANA®, meaning it integrates with SAP S/4HANA using standard integration technologies. The integration helps organizations provide appropriate tax calculation in both purchasing and sales processes, keeping businesses ahead of increased disparity in […]

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In Brief: 19 Things about Compliant Invoice E-archiving

Most enterprises already have one or several solutions for storing electronic data and documents. However, those systems might not meet compliance requirements for storing original electronic invoices and similar legally critical documents. Here is a brief guide to some of the prominent international requirements for acquiring a compliant e-archiving system. The full guide is available […]

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Italy: Is a Last-Minute Moratorium on E-invoicing Fines on the Horizon?

There is no doubt that the roll out of the Italian clearance e-invoicing mandate has kept the e-invoicing market and local taxpayers on their toes. Compliance with the mandate’s legal and technical requirements is not an easy task to fulfil. Consequently, taxpayers of different sectors of the economy, as well as different stakeholders of the […]

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Demystifying the IDC MarketScape for Sales Tax Software and VAT Automation

Sovos being named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Sales Tax and VAT Automation Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment is a validation of its current and future product and business strategy. For those who are less familiar with IDC and its vendor evaluation process, or who are more familiar with the Gartner Magic Quadrant or […]

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IDC Releases First Ever IDC MarketScape Report of Global Tax Automation Software

Earlier this week, IDC released its first-ever MarketScape Report, “IDC MarketScape: Worldwide SaaS and Cloud-Enabled Sales Tax and VAT Automation Applications 2019 Vendor Assessment,” focused on global tax compliance software, signaling two things at a crucial moment in the digital transformation of tax: Modern tax technology is an important part of the digital financial core […]

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4 Reasons Why E-Archiving Should Be the Foundation for a Global E-Invoicing Strategy

No global e-invoicing strategy is complete without functionality for e-archiving. In fact, far from being an afterthought or add-on, e-archiving should be at the core of any organization’s e-invoicing plans. There are a few reasons why: E-archiving makes up a large percentage of a global e-invoicing strategy If a government wants to audit an organization’s […]

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