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Eastern Europe: The Rise of CTCs

In a blog post earlier this year, we wrote about how several Eastern European countries have started implementing continuous transaction controls (CTC) to combat tax fraud and reduce the VAT gap. However, it’s been an eventful year with many new developments in the region, so let’s take a closer look at some of the changes on the […]

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Poland’s E-Invoicing Reform: Overview of KSeF System

Since earlier this year, when the first draft continuous transaction controls (CTC) legislation was published in Poland, there’s been good progress in the development of the CTC framework and system, the Krajowy System e-Faktur (KSeF). After several reiterations, the CTC legislation was finally adopted and published on the Official Gazette on 18 November 2021. Implementing […]

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Spain: New Timelines for the Adoption of TicketBAI in the Basque Country

The Provincial Council of the Gipuzkoa region in the Basque Country recently published Foral Order 608/2021. This establishes the schedule for adopting the TicketBAI (TBAI) obligation in that region. This local regulation also exempts certain natural persons of an age close to retirement from its compliance. What is TicketBai? TicketBAI is an initiative between the […]

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Your Questions Answered: Saudi Arabia E-Invoicing Mandate

In our recent webinar, the team at Sovos discussed the upcoming Saudi Arabia e-invoicing mandate. The webinar covered the finalised rules for Phase 1 of the e-invoicing regime which is due to go live on 4 December 2021 as well as updates to phase 2. There were plenty of questions we didn’t have time to […]

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Saudi Arabia: New Fines for Non-compliance with E-invoicing Rules

Phase 1 of the e-invoicing system will be live in less than three weeks. While many businesses are still implementing a solution, the Saudi tax authority continues to publish more details on their official webpage. One of the most recent announcements is about the fines the government will levy in case of non-compliance with the […]

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Turkey Expands Scope of E-Documents

The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) published a Draft Communique that includes significant changes to the Tax Procedure Law General Communique No. 509, which initially aimed to unify all e-document regulations when it was published in October 2019. With the Draft Communique, the TRA will lower the current gross sales revenue threshold for mandatory e-fatura and […]

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B2G e-Invoicing and PEPPOL in Europe and Beyond

Electronic invoicing is rapidly becoming a standard business process. Governments are pushing for the adoption of B2G invoicing to optimise the public procurement process and also to provide a boost to the adoption of e-invoicing between businesses. Apart from countries that have introduced general e-invoicing mandates to improve fiscal controls – most of which have […]

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Germany Steps Closer to Introducing Continuous Transaction Controls

There’s been increased discussion among different institutions about the introduction of continuous transaction controls (CTCs) in Germany to combat tax fraud and boost the competitiveness of the German market in Europe. Supporters of a CTC reform Proponents of the introduction of CTCs in Germany include, among others: the parliamentary group of the business-friendly Free Democratic […]

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Proposed Amendments to Saudi Arabia’s VAT Implementation Regulations (VATIR): What is Changing?

The Saudi Authorities are proposing changes to the VAT Implementation Regulations (VATIR). The proposed changes are open to public consultation, with interested parties able to submit their opinions until 23 October 2021. Why are changes being proposed to VATIR? According to the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA), the changes aim to harmonise e-invoicing related […]

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Greece’s myDATA Mandate Live From 1 October With a Revised Timeline

The myDATA mandate finally went live on 1 October 2021 for most taxpayers after several postponements (and lobbying for a further postponement). The Greek authorities have stated that no penalties will be imposed for 2021 until relevant legislation is published. The primary goal of the authorities is to ensure all taxpayers are in a position […]

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Poland: JPK V7M/K Schema Changes from 1 January 2022

Poland implemented its version of a mandatory SAF-T file (the JPK_V7M/K reports) back in October 2020. Since then, businesses must submit detailed information on invoices, along with summary reporting details typically seen in a VAT return. The Ministry of Finance recently adopted amendments to the mandatory JPK_V7M/K reports, effective 1 July 2021. However, in order […]

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French E-invoicing Mandate Update: Government Revises Rollout Schedule

When the French Tax Authority published its report last fall, unveiling the continuous transaction control (CTC) plans for France, we questioned whether it would be possible to finalise all the details of this system in less than a year, to allow sufficient time for businesses to adapt. Although the French Treasury (DGFiP) has made good […]

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Saudi Arabia’s E-Invoicing Mandate is Fast Approaching

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) announced the finalised rules for the Saudi Arabia e-invoicing system earlier this year, announcing plans for two main phases for the new e-invoicing system. The first phase of the Saudi Arabia e-invoicing system is set to go live from 4 December 2021. With the mandate just around the […]

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Spain steps closer to mandatory B2B e-invoicing

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation in Spain has recently published a preliminary draft law for the creation and growth of companies in the country. This law aims to promote productive investment, innovation, and modernisation, with regulatory reforms to improve the business climate and promote entrepreneurship. The new project also aims to fight […]

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Portugal: How to Prepare for 2022 E-Invoicing Changes

Back in 2019, Portugal passed a mini e-invoicing reform consolidating the country’s framework around SAF-T reporting and certified billing software. Since then, a lot has happened: non-resident companies were brought into the scope of e-invoicing requirements, deadlines have been postponed due to Covid, and new regulations were published. This blog summarises the latest and upcoming […]

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Poland: Krajowy System e-Faktur moves to next phase of legislative process

Progress has been made in the roll-out of the Polish CTC (continuous transaction control) system, Krajowy System of e-Faktur. Earlier this year, the Ministry of Finance published a draft act, which is still awaiting adoption by parliament to become law. Draft e-invoice specifications have been released and there has been a public consultation on the […]

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Shipment Logistics and E-Invoicing Compliance in LatAm

Moving goods from one place to another is a quintessential part of business. Manufacturers, wholesalers, transporters, retailers and consumers all need to carefully orchestrate the shipping and handling of raw materials, parts, equipment, finished goods and other products to keep business flowing. This supply chain harmony is what makes production and trade possible in society. […]

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VAT Trends of the Gulf Cooperation Council

More than 170 countries throughout the world have implemented a VAT system, and some of the most recent adopters are the Gulf countries. In a bid to diversify economic resources, the Gulf countries have spent the past decade investigating other ways to finance its public services. As a result, in 2016 the GCC (Gulf Cooperation […]

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