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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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Beyond Tax Reliefs: The Impact of Covid-19 on E-Archiving

The economic impact and consequences of coronavirus are unprecedented as it spreads across different countries. To protect their markets, many countries have reacted by loosening obligations and lowering rates. While most of these initiatives have an immediate impact on a business’s cashflow and are welcome they also, in many cases, have a long-term impact on […]

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Norway and the Trend to Taxing Low Value Goods

From 1 April 2020, Norway will require non-resident suppliers of “low value” goods to Norwegian consumers to charge VAT on such supplies. Norway is the latest in a series of countries to take this step ahead of similar changes scheduled to begin in the European Union next year. Around the world, countries impose VAT style […]

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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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Greece Delays myDATA Mandate

New go-live date A new roll-out date for the myDATA e-books mandate was announced by the Greek tax authority, the IAPR, during a recent meeting with local industry groups.  While nothing is formal and binding until it’s been codified through law, the tax authority seems to have made up its mind about the postponement. More […]

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EU VAT Measures in Response to Coronavirus

Countries worldwide are introducing indirect tax measures intended to mitigate the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. Prospective measures by EU Member States include:   Austria Austria has announced that taxpayers can seek elimination of default interest and penalties for late submissions resulting from coronavirus.  Belgium Belgium has announced that businesses encountering financial difficulties can […]

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International Tax Changes During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In the last several weeks, we have monitored many efforts by federal, state and local governments to provide relief to both businesses and individual taxpayers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As they relate to indirect tax (VAT/Sales Tax/GST), the measures enacted to-date have followed varying paths. Here are a few examples of the types of […]

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Live Updates: COVID-19-Related Tax Changes

Originally posted: March 18, 2020, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Last Updated: April 1, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. ET. The impact of COVID-19 on businesses across the globe has been swift and severe.   In response, many federal, state and local governments are working to provide relief to both businesses and individual taxpayers impacted by the […]

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Poland’s Next Step After SAF-T – Centralized E-Invoice

The expansion of Poland’s new SAF-T report (JPK) barely took effect before Poland is steaming ahead with a more far reaching plan.  It aims to introduce a centralized e-invoice system via an exchange platform in 2022. In an interview published on the Polish Ministry of Finance webpage, the Minister of Finance says that implementing mandatory […]

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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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Italy Publishes New Specifications for the FatturaPA

Anyone predicting Italy’s clearance model e-invoicing system,  FatturaPA, would undergo further reform would be right. Agenzia delle Entrate – AdE, the Italian tax authority, has issued new technical specifications and schemas for Italian B2B and B2G e-invoices. But – what do these changes really mean? And what impact do they have on business processes? Technical […]

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Turkey Publishes e-Delivery Application Manual

The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) has now published the long-awaited e-Delivery Note Application Manual. The manual clarifies how the electronic delivery process will work and answers frequently asked questions. It addresses the application as well as its scope and structure, outlines important scenarios and provides clarity for companies who are unclear about the adoption of […]

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UK MTD: Ready for Digital Links, or Need a “Soft Landing” Extension?

A keystone of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) regime is that the transfer and exchange of data between what HMRC define as “functional compatible software” must be digital whenever that data remains a component of the business’s digital records.  This is to maintain a wholly digitally linked audit trail between systems.    Soft […]

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Greece Implements CTCs for Retailers with Online Cash Registers

The upcoming tax reform in Greece is expected to manifest itself in three continuous transaction control (CTC) initiatives. The myDATA e-books initiative, which entails the real-time reporting of transaction and accounting data to the myDATA platform which will in turn populate a set of online ledgers maintained on the government portal; Invoice clearance, which is […]

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Greece Publishes Accreditation Scheme for E-invoicing Service Providers

Certification of e-invoice service providers is an important first step and milestone ahead of the implementation of e-invoicing in Greece.  The Greek Government has now defined the regulatory framework for e-invoice service providers, their obligations, and a set of requirements needed to certify their invoicing software.   Key details and parameters Scope E-invoice service providers […]

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Italy’s e-invoicing reform: A new FatturaPA

Italy has been a pioneer when it comes to automating e-invoicing processes. It first introduced a B2G e-invoicing system in 2014 which has since evolved into a robust and mandatory platform for the exchange of invoices now also expanded to include B2B and B2C transactions. The Italian central e-invoicing platform SDI was considered revolutionary by […]

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Prepare to Pay Taxes on Crypto Held in Foreign Accounts

The Government Accountability Office (GAO), a U.S. Congress watchdog, published a report evaluating the IRS’s approach to regulating virtual currency (crypto) and the guidance it has offered the public. The GAO’s Recommendation However, a portion of the report was directed at the IRS and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a bureau of the U.S. […]

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