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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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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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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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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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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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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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Turkey Continues to Protect Employees from Effects of COVID-19

The Turkish government continues to minimize the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on companies. A Presidential decree has extended the deadline for the Ban on Layoffs and Cash Wage Support from 17 July 2020 until 17 August 2020. This measure, which protects both employees and employers, is extended until 30 June 2021 and will be […]

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EC Considers Indirect Carbon Tax for Carbon Border Plan

The European Commission recently opened a public consultation on a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) to maximise the impact of tax in meeting the EU’s climate goals. A CBAM would reduce the risk of carbon leakage, which occurs when production is moved to countries with less robust climate policies, by ensuring that import prices better […]

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Tax IDs and List Checks: The New Trend

VAT gaps can generally be found in countries that collect indirect taxes. This hiatus has led many tax administrations to implement Continuous Transaction Controls (CTCs), through which transactional and accounting data are monitored in real-time or near real-time. However, even countries with sophisticated CTCs may encounter fraud involving missing traders and non-existent supplies. This creates […]

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Turkey: Penalties for Noncompliance with the Mandatory Electronic Document Framework

For rules to carry any real weight, the rule-maker must combine compliance with that rule with either a carrot or a stick. In the field of tax legislation, the rule-maker, in this case, the legislator or the tax authority, almost always goes down the route of the stick in situations of noncompliance. And the penalties […]

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Digital Services Tax Debate Intensifies

On 18 June 2020 European officials announced that an EU-wide digital services tax (DST) will be introduced if the US’s recent withdrawal from global tax negotiations stops international agreement. The US’s withdrawal follows the United States Trade Representative’s (USTR) initiation of Section 301 investigations into DSTs adopted or proposed in the EU and nine countries. […]

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Different Class: New Varying Approaches to Customs Administration from UK and EU

A touch of CLASS: simplifying access to customs tariff data CLASS – short for Classification Information System – is the new single point access search facility from the European Commission. It provides access to tariff classification data of goods entering or leaving the EU and is the latest step in developing an integrated approach to […]

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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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E-Delivery Note Usage Scenarios

The General Communiqué no. 509 (communiqué) established the date of transition to the e-delivery note application and the full scope of the mandate. Whilst the communiqué addressed the general use of the application and the basic practices, it didn’t contain all the information businesses require and although the FAQ and information from the Turkish Revenue […]

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E-invoicing Trends Across the Middle East and North Africa

The concept of e-invoicing as a vehicle for increased tax control and cost reduction, continues to spread into new areas of the world. The number of countries adopting e-invoicing regimes are rising in the Middle East and North Africa as both governments and businesses by now are well-aware of the benefits. While some countries in […]

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Key Facts About Turkey’s E-Arşiv Invoice System

The era of paper invoices is coming to an end. With the e-arşiv invoice system, you can issue an electronic invoice, even to non-registered e-invoice taxpayers. This regulation enables companies to send invoices directly to the end-user via e-mail removing the need for paper invoices. Due to the official statement from the Turkish Revenue Administration […]

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