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Brexit One Year On – What Do We Know?

The Northern Ireland Protocol regarding goods moving from Great Britain to Northern Ireland continues to cause problems, leading to calls to suspend it via Article 16. But at the same time, some NI politicians are looking to capitalise on the possibility of inward investment by companies that can benefit from being in both the UK […]

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Meet the Expert: Edit Buliczka, Compliance Services Manager at Sovos

Meet the Expert is our series of blogs where we share more about the team behind our innovative software and managed services. As a global organisation with indirect tax experts across all regions, our dedicated team are often the first to known about new regulatory changes, ensuring you stay compliant. We spoke to Edit Buliczka, […]

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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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Understanding IOSS – EU E-Commerce VAT Package FAQs

The EU e-commerce VAT package was introduced in July 2021. The new schemes, One Stop Shop (OSS) and Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) bring significant changes to VAT treatment and reporting mechanisms for sales to private individuals in the EU. In the last of our series of FAQ blogs, we answer some of the more […]

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New European Union Reduced VAT Rates Approved

The EU Council approved a proposed directive to amend rules governing reduced VAT rates at the ECOFIN meeting held on 7 December 2021. The new rules grant EU Member States more options and flexibility in determining the reduced VAT rates to apply to certain goods and services through amendments to the EU VAT Directive. New […]

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How to Manage VAT Changes

In our previous blog, we completed the compliance cycle with tax authority audits. However, that’s not the end of the challenges businesses face in remaining compliant in the countries where they have VAT obligations. VAT rules and regulations change as do a business’s supply chains – these need to be carefully reviewed and appropriate action […]

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How Union One Stop Shop Impacts Other Declarations

The EU e-Commerce VAT Package is nearly six months old and businesses should have submitted their first Union One Stop Shop (OSS) return by the end of October 2021. Union OSS provides a welcome simplification to the requirement to be registered for VAT in multiple Member States when making intra-EU B2C supplies of goods and […]

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Poland: Insurance Ombudsman Contribution

Currently, Poland doesn’t have an Insurance Premium Tax (IPT). Instead, there is a parafiscal tax called Insurance Ombudsman Contribution (IOC). It is currently charged at a rate of 0.02% and was effective from 1 January 2020 for all insurance companies operating under Freedom of Services (FOS) in Poland. IOC applies to all 18 classes of […]

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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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Mexico: Carta Porte 2.0

On 1 May 2021, the Mexican tax administration (SAT) enacted a new requirement via the new Bill of Lading Supplement (locally known as Complemento de Carta Porte), making it mandatory for taxpayers moving goods between addresses within the country to inform and receive authorisation from the SAT. This Complemento is required whenever taxpayers move goods […]

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Union OSS – Don’t be Late Registering for the EU VAT Scheme

  E-commerce in the EU saw a VAT revolution on 1 July 2021, introducing the e-commerce VAT package. One of the package’s aims is to ensure that VAT is accounted for in the Member State where consumption takes place for B2C cross-border supplies of goods – this equates to where the goods are delivered. There […]

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How to Prepare for a VAT Audit

In our previous blog, we looked at the challenges that businesses face in submitting VAT and other declarations on an ongoing basis. However, the compliance cycle doesn’t end there as tax authorities will carry out audits for a variety of reasons to validate declarations. Why do tax authorities carry out audits? When VAT returns consisted […]

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Norway – 2022 Digital VAT Return Coming Soon

As we inch closer to the implementation date of 1 January 2022 for Norway’s new digitized VAT return, let’s take a second look at the details. Norway announced its intentions to introduce a new digital VAT return in late 2020, with an intended launch date of 1 January 2022. With this update comes the removal […]

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France: Two New Declarations to Replace the DEB

As of 1 January 2022, the Declaration of Exchange Goods (DEB) will be replaced by two new declarations, a statistical survey and a VAT summary statement. Current requirements Currently, taxpayers must complete the DEB, which is a single declaration that merges a statistical section and a tax section. Taxpayers must fill out both sections of […]

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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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Analysis: The Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) Four Months On

The European Commission (EC) introduced the Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) on 1 July 2021 to simplify the accounting for VAT on goods imported into the EU with an intrinsic value below EUR 150. It is not compulsory, and there are alternative methods of accounting for import VAT on such imports. As with any new […]

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Meet the Expert: Menuka Thajali – Senior Compliance Services Representative – IPT at Sovos

Meet the Expert is our series of blogs where we share more about the team behind our innovative software and managed services. As a global organisation with indirect tax experts across all regions, our dedicated team is often the first to know about new regulatory changes and the latest developments on tax regimes worldwide to […]

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Romania SAF-T: New Guidance for Submission Deadlines

In previous blogs, we’ve taken a deep dive into Romania’s new SAF-T requirements. In the latest guidance released this week, the tax authority has provided updated implementation timelines for different sizes of taxpayers and information on the grace period. In addition to clarifying timelines, the tax authority also issued a new version of the schema […]

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