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European Commission Proposal of VAT Reforms for Financial and Insurance Services Explained

We recently shared news of the European Commission (EC) opening a feedback period concerning an initiative to review VAT rules for financial and insurance services. The feedback period has now ended, and a public consultation period is set for the first quarter of 2021. The consultation will gather stakeholders’ views on the current VAT treatment […]

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Energy, Oil & Gas Industry in Unclaimed Property

by: Gary Joseph, MBA, CIA, Senior Consulting Manager Unclaimed property compliance for energy, oil and gas companies can be an especially complex process due to various industry-specific nuances and intricacies. Exclusive property types, such as mineral interest proceeds and royalty payments, title disputes, and operationally-intensive state requirements all contribute to the uniqueness of the industry […]

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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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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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Unclaimed Property Dormancy Periods by State: What You Need to Know

Understanding unclaimed property dormancy periods by state and executing the appropriate decisions can make or break your company’s unclaimed property program. This is due primarily to the fact that each state has varying dormancy periods. To complicate matters even further, each state has specific dormancy periods for each corresponding property type. As a result, determining […]

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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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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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Turkey Continues to Protect Employees from Effects of COVID-19: Part II

Incentive law numbered 7252 was published in the Official Gazette for private sector employers on 28 July 2020. Thanks to this law, private sector employers who applied for short work allowance (SWA) and cash wage support before July 2020 and whose short-time working ended will be able to benefit from financial support. How to claim […]

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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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Developments in India’s GST Reporting

It’s now over two years since goods and services tax (GST) was implemented in India. And yet GST reporting continues to present challenges for businesses. With the unveiling by the GST Network of new filing enhancements and considering the increased focus on GST compliance with the advent of e-invoicing, a review of periodic GST filing […]

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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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Updated Publication 1220 Pushes States Towards Direct State Reporting for Form 1099-NEC

The IRS has released the 2020 version of Publication 1220. One of the most notable changes is that Form 1099-NEC (Nonemployee Compensation)—which was previously reported on Form 1099-MISC utilizing Box 7—will not be a Combined Federal/State Filing (CFS) form. This means that Form 1099-NEC cannot be filed with the states through the CFS Program. The […]

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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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A New EU Country Code on the Horizon for Northern Ireland

Since 31 January 2020, the UK is officially no longer part of the EU but is considered a third country to the union although EU legislation will still apply to the country until the end of 2020. Although Northern Ireland is part of the UK, the region will remain under EU VAT legislation when it […]

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2020 GCS Speaker Spotlight | Government Accountability Office

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) will speak about gig economy tax issues at Sovos’ virtual GCS Intelligent Reporting conference.  Jessica Nierenberg from the U.S Government Accountability Office (GAO) and Caroline Bruckner from American University’s Kogod Tax Policy Center will host a session discussing details from the office’s report recently released to the U.S. Senate Finance […]

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