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Unclaimed Property and Cryptocurrency: Regulation and the Impact on Digital Assets

For the past 70 years, unclaimed property reporting requirements have been challenging for US businesses. Understanding the nuances of individual state statutes and how to comply effectively and efficiently has caused many sleepless nights for unclaimed property professionals. Well, that may be a bit extreme, however, state regulations are difficult to master. When the first […]

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How to Navigate Increased Crypto Tax & Compliance Obligations in 2021

“Regulation always follows innovation, and sometimes, in democracies, it follows a little further behind other jurisdictions.” – Chris Giancarlo, CFTC Chairman Regulators at the IRS, SEC and CFTC have been playing catch-up for years, and in their defense, it’s not easy to hit a moving target. The digital asset ecosystem continues to grow exponentially and […]

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1099-K Reporting Requirements: Threshold Changes From Stimulus Bill

President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 which included a variety of provisions aimed at helping Americans get through the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. To help fund this most recent round of aid, Section 9674 of the Act includes a change to the Form 1099-K reporting threshold for Third-Party Settlement Organizations […]

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More Changes to Form 1042-S

Another January – arguably the busiest month of the tax season – has ended. Tax reporting professionals were consumed with issuing (and filing, in some cases) Forms W-2, 1099, and other information returns for U.S. taxpayers throughout the month of January. Now, we turn our attention to preparing for another busy month of tax processing. […]

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Annual Reconciliations: What You Need to Know

Annual reconciliations can be a critical aspect for businesses as they work to achieve tax compliance. They are used to resolve all payments made to the state through the year and make any necessary corrections. For example, a company may have already filed its tax returns, but discovers there is a backdated transaction for one […]

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Is it Time to Level the Tax Playing Field when it Comes to Food?

By Kelsey O’Gorman & Denise Hatem In the United States, food is the third-largest expense for lower-income households, after housing and transportation. For higher-income households, food ranks fifth, following housing, transportation, pension contributions and health care. While income disparity can skew percentages of spending on essential items such as food and housing, there are also […]

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2020 GCS Intelligent Reporting | Session Recaps

Tuesday, October 6 CEO Keynote: Our Journey to Solve Tax for Good | Andy Hovancik, President & CEO, Sovos GCS Intelligent Reporting kicked off with our Sovos CEO, Andy Hovancik, sharing more on what attendees can expect to get from this year’s event and helping attendees better understand Sovos’ mission to “Solve Tax For Good.” […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | Lukka

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series continues with an introduction to another brilliant tax expert who is particularly knowledgeable in the cryptocurrency industry. In this segment, we welcome Roger Brown of Lukka, who will be presenting at our upcoming conference in early October.  Roger will highlight the anticipated OECD developments involving […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | Cointracker

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series continues with the introduction to an award-winning subject matter expert on tax in the Cryptocurrency industry. In this segment, we welcome Sheehan Chandrasekera of Cointracker, who will be attending & presenting at our upcoming conference in early October. In this segment of the “Speaker Spotlight” […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight Series | KPMG & Zions Bancorporation

Sovos’ Global Compliance Summit – Intelligent Reporting “Speaker Spotlight” Series kicks off with the introduction to two brilliant women in the world of tax, Kelli Wooten of KPMG LLP and Susie Jensen of Zions Bancorporation, who will be attending & presenting at our upcoming conference in early October. These two professionals are particularly well-versed in […]

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Five Tips to Ensure You (and Your 1099 Service Provider) Are Prepared to Report on Form 1099-NEC (and MISC) This Tax Season

The 2020 tax information reporting season is rapidly approaching and the changes we know about so far are pretty complex. A primary example lies in the new Form 1099-NEC which was reintroduced by the IRS last fall and is required to be used for reporting 2020 nonemployee compensation payments (formerly reported in Box 7 of […]

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New Educational Course: Tax Compliance and Accounting for Captive Insurers

Finding relevant insurance accounting education has always been a challenge for insurance professionals. Insurance is a global industry. But, the financial reporting and tax rules for insurance transactions represent only a small niche within the extensive realm of statutory and GAAP guidance.  Captive insurance companies are yet another niche within that, which only narrows the […]

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Industry First: Businesses and Government Partner on New Digital VAT Compliance Principles

For the first time in history, international business and governments have come together. Their aim was to define and agree a guiding set of principles for tax compliance in a world where continuous tax controls (CTCs) are becoming the norm.  The International Chamber of Commerce‘s (ICC) executive board has now formally approved the first set […]

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The Advantage of a Cloud-First Company

With the acquisition of Eagle Technology Management (ETM) and Booke Seminars, Sovos has united the very best in statutory reporting solutions, technology and expertise. Below is an overview of our strategy following these acquisitions: Sovos’s SaaS and Security Strategy  Sovos at its core is a Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud-first company. This means […]

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The Top 4 Tips for Insurers Issuing Form 1099-SB

In February, some of the largest U.S. insurers came together for a Sovos-sponsored virtual forum. The forum focused on how these insurers managed their reporting obligations for the new IRS Forms 1099-LS and 1099-SB. Below you will find important background information on Forms 1099-LS and SB and four tips for issuing Form 1099-SB gathered from […]

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Prepare for New 1099-K Reporting Requirements Across the U.S.

A trend is emerging across the country. In the last year, Illinois, Virginia, Florida and Maryland changed their reporting requirements for the 1099-K. Below are the new requirements, by state: Illinois: Beginning with tax year (TY) 2019, issuers of Form 1099-K will be required to submit those reports to Illinois electronically if required by the […]

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The Top 5 Ways Coronavirus is Affecting your Business’s Tax Reporting Obligations

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act addresses the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. It authorizes emergency loans to distressed businesses, payouts of tax rebates to individuals and their children and provides paid family leave and paid sick leave benefits to employees by offsetting tax credits to employers. The bill provides for […]

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The Top 5 Challenges of Forms 1099-LS and 1099-SB

Forms 1099-LS and 1099-SB were born out of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) as part of the Life Settlement reporting section. They were first introduced for the 2019 tax season, and require reporting from both the purchaser and the life insurance carrier when a life insurance policy is sold to a new […]

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