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China Expands B2B E-invoicing Pilot

From 21 January 2021, the e-invoicing pilot program in China will be expanded In December, China’s State Taxation Administration (STA) announced the expansion of the pilot program that enables certain taxpayers operating in China to voluntarily issue VAT special electronic invoices. These e-invoices can be used to claim input VAT so are generally used for […]

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The South Korean E-invoicing System in a Nutshell

Collection of real-time fiscal data is becoming one of the core public finance decision making tools. Transactional data provides a timely and reliable overview of the business sector, enabling governments to rely on analytical data in the decision-making process. This is what has led many governments to adopt Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC) regimes that require […]

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Greece’s myDATA scheme postponed to April 2021

On 31 December 2020, in a last-minute change, the Greek government once again postponed the go-live date of myDATA to April 2021. This announcement had been anticipated and came as a great relief to Greek taxpayers who were concerned about being ready for the previous go-live date of January 2021. The first quarter of 2021 […]

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Audio Blog: E-Archiving with Filippa Jornstedt

Join Filippa Jornstedt as she discusses how e-archiving should be a critical part of your e-invoicing strategy. Listen to her discuss the following questions:  How do e-archiving requirements change across borders? What are the problems that come from not having an e-archiving strategy? Are there consequences for non-compliance with e-archiving?

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How Technology Can Help Businesses and Governments Measure and Mitigate the Impact of Covid-19

With further waves and recessions biting, technology offers an unparalleled opportunity for governments and business alike to gain a clearer picture of the current panorama. Digital tax returns and real-time or near-real time reporting offer up-to-date financial insight and many tax authorities are pressing ahead with digitisation plans. Damage assessment and mitigation The most powerful […]

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Audio Blog: VAT Trends: Toward Continuous Transaction Controls Part Two

Today we will be concluding our preview of the upcoming release of the 12th edition of the Sovos Trends in Continuous Global VAT Compliance report. Hear from Christiaan Van der Valk as he jumps back in: 1.     In your opinion, when is the right time for businesses considering major platform upgrades to involve tax? What […]

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Audio Blog: VAT Trends: Toward Continuous Transaction Controls Part One

Today we will be previewing the upcoming release of the 12th edition of the Sovos Trends in Continuous Global VAT Compliance report.  In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Harriet Vivian sits down with Sovos’ VP of Strategy, Christiaan Van Der Valk as he digs into what the Trends Report will look like this […]

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New Year and New Requirements for India’s E-Invoicing Mandate

Taxpayers have gone through an eventful year in India. The e-invoicing mandate, initially planned to go live in April 2020, was delayed until October. A couple of months before the October roll-out, the scope of the mandate was reduced by lowering the threshold which left taxpayers below 500 Cr rupees outside of the first go-live […]

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Turkey’s E-Arşiv Invoice Mandate and Integration Methods

The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) expanded the e-transformation practices both in terms of application and taxpayers in scope with the General Communique issued on 19 October 2019. Within this context, using the e-invoice system and e-arşiv invoices became mandatory for businesses with a year-end turnover of TRY 5 million and above. Taxpayers with gross sales […]

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Saudi Arabia: Mandatory E-invoicing from 2021

These days another country adopting a continuous transaction control (CTC) regime doesn’t come as a surprise. Having seen the benefits of CTC systems, countries are increasing their efforts to implement these regimes in a way that meet their needs. Saudi Arabia is following this trend by introducing a new e-invoicing system that is expected to […]

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Egypt’s Tax Digitization Continues

Scope of mandatory e-invoice clearance extended The global trend of Continuous Transaction Controls (CTCs), having spread from Latin America to Europe and more recently to Asia, is now increasingly gaining popularity in Africa. Egypt is modernizing its tax control system, and one of the most important elements of this is implementing the digital processing of […]

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Italian Tax Controls: Five Key Facts to Know Before the New Year

While Italy rolled out its continuous transaction controls (CTC) reform in 2019, 2020 has been a year of expansion. Italian authorities plan to leverage all potential benefits of the successful implementation of the country’s central e-invoicing platform. Many of the updates will either be launched or enforced in the upcoming year, or later in 2022. […]

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Hungary Expands Real-Time VAT Controls

The scope of Hungary’s real-time reporting has been extended. From 1 January 2021, reporting obligations will also include invoices issued for domestic B2C transactions in addition to invoices relating to intra-community supplies and exports. However, the Ministry of Finance has granted a sanction-free three month grace period from 1 January to 31 March 2021 allowing […]

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Audio Blog: Brexit and VAT

Brexit: What are the Implications for VAT Brexit is set to become reality at the end of December. So, what does it mean for organizations doing business in the UK and the European Union? Turns out, there are several tax implications that will need to be accounted for. In this episode of the Sovos Expert […]

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Turkey’s Digital Tax Transformation: What is E-Arşiv Invoice?

Companies have begun to transfer financial processes to the digital environment as a result of technological developments in recent years. Business efficiency has increased through the financial processes regulated via e-transformation applications. The e-transformation system in Turkey covers applications such as e-invoice, e-ledger, e-arşiv, e-ticket, e-reconciliation, and e-delivery note. Mandate scope of e-arşiv invoice According […]

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The Age of Automation: How Tech Can Support Finance Teams

The shift towards digitisation has necessitated a radical adaption and shift in existing tech for industries across the board. As this occurs, tensions and anxieties rise around automation and job losses. With Oxford Economics predicting that 12.5 million manufacturing jobs will be automated in China by 2030, a partially automated workforce is indeed on the […]

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France: How the EU’s 2nd Largest Economy Plans to go CTC

France shows a solid understanding of this complex subject, but some questions remain. Introduction Spurred on by international reforms for continuous controls of VAT transactions (“Continuous Transaction Controls” or “CTCs”), the French government aims to increase efficiency, cut costs and fight fraud through the roll-out of mandatory B2B e-invoice clearance, which coupled with an e-reporting […]

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Italy: New E-Archiving Requirements in 2021

Italy has been at the forefront when it comes to the introduction of continuous transaction controls (CTC) in the EU, and it still leads the way as other European countries look to Italy for inspiration on their local CTC implementations. But even before the introduction of its clearance e-invoicing system in 2018, the country had […]

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