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With Plans to Expand European Product Development, Sovos to Make 2nd Acquisition in Turkey

When Sovos acquired Istanbul-based Foriba two years ago, we saw it as a key piece to the global puzzle we promised to complete on behalf of our customers. Following our previous acquisitions of Paperless in Chile and Trustweaver in Sweden, the Foriba acquisition represented the bringing together of the global pioneers of e-invoicing compliance. Since […]

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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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Asia E-invoicing: New Developments in the Region

Having originated in Latin America, the next region set to embrace continuous transaction controls is Asia. Several jurisdictions in the region have announced their intent to introduce a new invoicing system as soon as possible. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Harri Vivian sits down with Victor Duarte, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos […]

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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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Continuous Transaction Controls – Focus on the Journey Not the Destination

A current mega-trend in VAT is continuous transaction controls (CTCs), whereby tax administrations increasingly request business transaction data in real-time, often pre-authorising data before a business can progress to the next step in the sales or purchase workflow. When a tax authority introduces CTCs, companies tend to view this as an additional set of requirements […]

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Latest Updates in E-Documents: Impact of Acceleration in E-Transformation Applications on E-Documents

Turkey’s e-transformation journey, which started in 2010, became more systematic in 2012. This process first launched with the introduction of e-ledgers on 1 Jan 2012 and has since reached a much wider scope for e-documents. The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA), the leader of the e-transformation process, has played an important role in encouraging companies to […]

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Italy and San Marino: Steps to Clearance Customs Regimes?

Since 1993, supplies performed between Italy and San Marino have been accompanied by a set of customs obligations. These include the submission of paperwork to both countries’ tax authorities. After the introduction of the Italian e-invoicing mandate in 2019, Italy and San Marino started negotiations to expand the use of e-invoices in cross-border transactions between […]

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With Acquisitions of PetaPilot and Saphety, Sovos Completes Compliance Coverage for SAF-T and B2G E-Invoicing Mandates

Following recent acquisitions in Latin America, Sovos announced today we are establishing operations in Portugal with the acquisitions of PetaPilot and Saphety. The two companies both count tax authorities and businesses as customers, and they both solve challenges related to mandates that are accelerating across Europe and beyond, as VAT and business-to-government (B2G) reporting regulations […]

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Why Companies Operating in Turkey Should Outsource Their Tax Compliance Processes

In the digital age we live in, speed is essential. For companies wanting to compete on a global scale, acting fast is just as important as having the digital solutions to advance. Taking into consideration the effect of digitalization on globalization, businesses are outsourcing processes to specialists to keep pace and focusing on their core […]

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Greece’s myDATA Mandate Postponed to September 2021

On 28 June 2021 the Greek Ministry of Finance announced that the myDATA mandate has been postponed to autumn 2021. This is due to the adverse financial impact of the pandemic on businesses and the country. The phased roll-out begins in September 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2021. Retroactive reporting of […]

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