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E-invoice Data Reveals the Impact of COVID-19 on Brazil’s Economy

Increased visibility into, and control over, taxpayer financial and trade data is the key benefit highlighted by governments that have introduced continuous transaction controls (CTC) regimes. Its importance cannot be overstated. Transactional data cleared by or exchanged through a tax administration authorised platform becomes the new source of truth for tax authorities to assess the […]

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Croatia’s fiscalization system: Cash transaction monitoring made easier

Croatia was one of the first countries in the world to introduce a real-time reporting system for cash transactions to the tax authority. Known as the online fiscalization system, new requirements have been introduced to improve tax controls for cash transactions. Croatia’s online fiscalization system The system aims to combat retailer fraud by providing the […]

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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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Norway’s New 2022 VAT Return: Detailed and Digital

The Norwegian tax authority’s project for modernising VAT, the MEMO-project, has announced a new digital VAT return. It will take effect from the beginning of 2022 following a pilot program in August this year. This new VAT return seeks to provide simplification in reporting, better administration, and improved compliance in the VAT system. Currently VAT […]

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How to Manage E-Transformation Projects When Deadlines are Set by Government Agencies

When managing any e-transformation project the deadline is determined after careful planning. It should be based on the project scope and consider the available resources. However, when the project is to ensure regulatory compliance, the government determines the project’s deadline and it must be met. Many taxpayers choose to work with an external integrator to […]

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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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Unclaimed Property Audit Scope

By: Laurie Andrews, Gary Joseph and Brian McCarthy The unclaimed property audit landscape is forever changing.  Just a few years ago there were only a handful of active third party contingent fee audit firms, whereas today there are currently 8+ audit firms contracted by the states to audit companies to ensure compliance with unclaimed property.  […]

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Albania: Updated CTC System Roll-out Timeline and Further Details Published

Following the introduction of ‘fiscalization’, Albania’s Continuous Transactions Controls scheme (CTC), in early 2020, the Albanian government published more information about the CTC system and in late 2020 updated the roll-out timeline. During 2020, the Albanian government published a series of secondary legislation about different elements of the CTC scheme. The Albanian CTC scheme is […]

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Are New VAT Rate Freedoms Coming for EU Member States in 2022?

The EU is re-considering plans to give its Member States more freedom to determine which goods and services should be subject to reduced rates in their territory. The proposed changes would also allow Member States the opportunity to apply a third reduced rate. Current VAT rate system Currently, the EU VAT Directive gives national governments […]

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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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Turkish Revenue Authority Publishes New Rules for e-Documents

Back in July 2020, the Turkish Revenue Authority (TRA) published a Draft Communique including several amendments to existing e-document regulations. Very recently, on 9 February 2021, the Draft Communique amendments were implemented into a new Communique, amending General Communique (‘Amending Communique’) with some changes, exemptions and additional provisions. Let´s take a closer look at the […]

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Facts to know about the 2021 e-document transition in Turkey

2020 was significant for the mandatory transition to e-transformation applications following the General Communique issued by the Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA). 2021 will be a year of mandatory transition to various e-documents for taxpayers. Who must use e-invoice from 2021? Taxpayers with gross sales revenue of TRY 5 million and above in 2020 and all […]

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Brazil introduces new rules for NF-e invoices

Although Brazil is known for its complex tax laws that make compliance a difficult task in the country, it is undeniable that the Continuous Transaction Control (CTC) system implemented more than a decade ago is one of the most stable in the world. However, even a sophisticated CTC system continues to evolve and mature, and […]

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HM Treasury Calls for Evidence on VAT Challenges of the Sharing Economy

HM Treasury recently published a call for evidence on VAT and the Sharing Economy. The aim is to test the government’s assessment of VAT challenges created by the Sharing Economy and to explore next steps. The consultation document defines the Sharing Economy as “an accessibility-based socio-economic model, typically enabled or facilitated via advanced technological solutions […]

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Turkey: How Tax Technology is Improving Company Efficiency

Digital transformation will continue to be a business priority for years to come. Efficiency is still one of the primary issues that companies want to improve and the digitization of many business processes is helping to increase efficiency, reduce errors and ensure compliance. Technology is helping to transform departments, including tax. The benefits of tax […]

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OECD on Digital Service Tax: What’s Ahead for 2021?

The challenge of how to fairly tax the digital economy was identified in the OECD’s BEPS initiative as ‘Action 1: Addressing the Tax Challenges of the Digital Economy’. The standard rules in place today do not capture certain business models that make profits from digital services in a country without being physically present. This has […]

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What to Consider When Changing E-Transformation Service Provider in Turkey

In today’s business world, it’s common for companies to use third party providers. This includes for activities such as regulatory integrations, with organizations using third parties to assist with the processing and submitting of electronic records in Turkey including e-invoice, e-ledger, e-arşiv invoice and e-delivery note on behalf of the taxpayer in compliance with the […]

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