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Portuguese Stamp Duty and How Reporting is Changing

The introduction of the new Portuguese Stamp Duty system has arguably been one of the most extensive changes within IPT reporting in 2021 even though the latest reporting system wasn’t accompanied by any changes to the tax rate structure. The new reporting requirements were initially scheduled to start with January 2020 returns. However this was […]

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Latest updates in e-documents: Impact of acceleration in e-transformation applications on e-documents

Turkey’s e-transformation journey, which started in 2010, became more systematic in 2012. This process first launched with the introduction of e-ledgers on 1 Jan 2012 and has since reached a much wider scope for e-documents. The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA), the leader of the e-transformation process, has played an important role in encouraging companies to […]

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What is Japan’s Qualified Invoice System?

Japan is in the middle of a multi-year process of updating its consumption tax system. This started with the introduction of its multiple tax rate system on 1 October 2019 and the next step is expected to be the implementation of the so-called Qualified Invoice System as a tax control measure on 1 October 2023. […]

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Understanding CTCs and Their Impact on VAT Compliance Today

In this blog, we provide an insight into continuous transaction controls (CTCs) and the terminology often associated with them. With growing VAT gaps the world over, more tax authorities are introducing increasingly stringent controls. Their aim is to increase efficiency, prevent fraud and increase revenue. One of the ways governments can gain greater insight into […]

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Italy and San Marino: Steps to clearance customs regimes?

Since 1993, supplies performed between Italy and San Marino have been accompanied by a set of customs obligations. These include the submission of paperwork to both countries’ tax authorities. After the introduction of the Italian e-invoicing mandate in 2019, Italy and San Marino started negotiations to expand the use of e-invoices in cross-border transactions between […]

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With Acquisitions of PetaPilot and Saphety, Sovos Completes Compliance Coverage for SAF-T and B2G E-Invoicing Mandates

Following recent acquisitions in Latin America, Sovos announced today we are establishing operations in Portugal with the acquisitions of PetaPilot and Saphety. The two companies both count tax authorities and businesses as customers, and they both solve challenges related to mandates that are accelerating across Europe and beyond, as VAT and business-to-government (B2G) reporting regulations […]

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Planning for Continuous Transaction Controls in France from 2023

Starting in 2023, French VAT rules will require businesses to issue invoices electronically for domestic transactions with taxable persons and to obtain ‘clearance’ on most invoices before their issue. Other transactions, such as cross-border and B2C, will be reported to the tax authority in the “normal” way. This will be a major undertaking for affected […]

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Portugal’s Unique Fire Tax Reporting System

Treatment of fire charges is tricky in almost all jurisdictions. Fire coverage can vary from as high as 100% to 20%. No-one would dispute that the most complex fire charge treatment is in Spain. In Portugal, whilst the rules are less complex, they have a unique reporting system for how the policies covering fire must […]

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Why Companies Operating in Turkey Should Outsource Their Tax Compliance Processes

In the digital age we live in, speed is essential. For companies wanting to compete on a global scale, acting fast is just as important as having the digital solutions to advance. Taking into consideration the effect of digitalization on globalization, businesses are outsourcing processes to specialists to keep pace and focusing on their core […]

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Greece’s myDATA mandate postponed to September 2021

On 28 June 2021 the Greek Ministry of Finance announced that the myDATA mandate has been postponed to autumn 2021. This is due to the adverse financial impact of the pandemic on businesses and the country. The phased roll-out begins in September 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2021. Retroactive reporting of […]

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Norway 2022 Digital VAT Return: What Businesses Need to Know

Norway announced its intentions to introduce a new digital VAT return in late 2020, with an intended launch date of 1 January 2022. Since then, businesses have wondered what this change would mean for them and how IT teams would need to prepare systems to meet this new requirement. Norway has since provided ample guidance […]

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How SAP S/4HANA Finance can Simplify Tax for Your Organization

Sovos recently sponsored a benchmark report with SAP Insider to better understand how SAP customers are adapting their strategies and technology investments to evolve their finance and accounting organizations. This blog hits on some of the key points covered in the report and offers some direct responses made by survey respondents, as well as conclusions […]

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How Insurers Can Prepare for Annual Reporting Requirements

Some European tax authorities require annual insurance premium tax (IPT) reports to be submitted for the calendar year in addition to regular monthly or quarterly reporting. Annual reports usually require significant detail, making the process time consuming and labour intensive for insurers. Annual reporting requirements vary from country to country, making it complex for cross-border […]

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Post-Brexit VAT Compliance: Your Questions Answered

Six months after Brexit there’s still plenty of confusion. Our VAT Managed Services and Consultancy teams continue to get lots of questions. So here are answers to some of the more common VAT compliance concerns post-Brexit. How does postponed VAT accounting work? Since Brexit, the UK has changed the way import VAT is accounted for. […]

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Poland VAT Reporting: Draft Amendments to JPK_V7M/V7K Published

In Poland, the Ministry of Finance proposed several changes to the country’s mandatory JPK_V7M/V7K reports. These will take effect on 1 July 2021. The amendments offer administrative relief to taxpayers in some areas but create potential new hurdles elsewhere. Poland JPK_V7M and V7K Reports The JPK_V7M/V7K reports – Poland’s attempt to merge the summary reporting […]

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VAT Trends: A Shift Toward Destination Taxability for Certain Cross-Border Transactions

As detailed within our annual report VAT Trends: Toward Continuous Transaction Controls, there’s an increasing shift toward destination taxability which applies to certain cross-border trades. In the old world of paper-based trade and commerce, the enforcement of tax borders, between or within countries, was mostly a matter of physical customs controls. To ease trade and […]

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Understanding Mexico’s Carta Porte Supplement

On 1 May 2021, the Mexican tax administration (SAT) released one of the most important updates to the electronic invoicing system of the country since 2017. The update was about the new Bill of Lading Supplement (locally known as Suplemento de Carta Porte) that should be added as an annex to the electronic invoice (CFDI) […]

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Saudi Arabia Publishes Final Rules on E-invoicing

The General Authority of Zakat and Tax’s (GAZT) previously published draft rules on ‘Controls, Requirements, Technical Specifications and Procedural Rules for Implementing the Provisions of the E-Invoicing Regulation’ aimed to define technical and procedural requirements and controls for the upcoming e-invoicing mandate. GAZT recently finalized and published the draft e-invoicing rules in Saudi Arabia. Meanwhile, […]

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