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EU E-Commerce VAT Package FAQs: Understanding OSS

The EU E-Commerce VAT Package is here. The new schemes, One Stop Shop (OSS) and Import One Stop Shop (IOSS), bring significant changes to VAT treatment and reporting mechanisms for sales to private individuals in the EU. Our recent webinar, Back to Basics: The EU E-Commerce VAT Package, discussed the basic principles of the three […]

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EU E-Commerce VAT Package FAQs: Understanding Marketplace Liability

The EU E-Commerce VAT Package is here. The new schemes, One Stop Shop (OSS) and Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) bring significant changes to VAT treatment and reporting mechanisms for sales to private individuals in the EU. Our recent webinar, Back to Basics: The EU E-Commerce VAT Package, discussed the basic principles of the three […]

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Fiscal Representation Post-Brexit – Requirements for UK Companies Trading in the EU

Non-EU companies are required to appoint a Fiscal Representative in order to be registered for VAT in many Member States. Following the end of the Brexit transition agreement on 31 December 2021, this was a consideration for UK companies who wanted to remain registered or had to register as a result of changes to supply […]

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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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VAT Trends: Aggregator Liability – What You Should Know

This blog is an excerpt from Sovos’ annual VAT Trends report. Governments are increasingly putting liability for reporting and/or paying VAT on platforms that already process many taxable transactions and associated data flows, instead of putting such liability on each individual taxable person transacting on such platforms. Why is this happening? With the introduction of […]

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The EU E-Commerce VAT Package: Lessons Learned Two Months On

On 1 July 2021 the EU E-Commerce VAT Package was introduced. The package replaced existing distance-selling rules and extended the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) into a wider-ranging One Stop Shop (OSS). The implementation of the EU E-Commerce VAT Package was designed to simplify the VAT reporting requirements for sellers and improve the tax take […]

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Meet the Expert: Daniela Dinkova – Compliance Services Manager at Sovos

Meet the Expert is our series of blogs where we share more about the team behind our innovative software and managed services. As a global organisation with indirect tax experts across all regions, our dedicated team are often the first to know about new regulatory changes and latest developments on tax regimes across the world, […]

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Audio Blog: What is the Import One Stop Shop?

What is the Import One Stop Shop? Find out in three minutes The Import One Stop Shop (IOSS) is here. Since July 2021, businesses selling imported goods in the EU valued at less than EUR 150 can now use the scheme. Businesses can now collect, declare, and pay VAT to the local tax authorities in […]

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Korea Takes Steps to Avoid Tax Evasion

Korea’s National Tax Service recently shared an investigation in which it discovered several foreign companies were evading tens of billions of dollars in taxes to be reported in Korea using international transactions. A few examples of the tactics used by these companies included stealing sales through offshore companies located in tax havens, and unfairly transferring […]

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Decode Incoterms in 7 minutes

Incoterms are set by the International Chamber of Commerce and outline the responsibilities of buyers and sellers while making international transactions. Understanding the relationship between VAT and Incoterms now can prevent costs and delivery delays down the road. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Becca Taylor sits down with Andy Spencer, Director of […]

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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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Romania SAF-T: Updated Guidance Released

In our last look at Romania SAF-T, we detailed the technical specifications released from Romania’s tax authority. Since then, additional guidance has been released including an official name for the SAF-T submission: D406. Implementation timeline for mandatory submission of Romania SAF-T Large taxpayers (as designated by the Romanian tax authorities) – 1 January 2022 Medium […]

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The French CTC Mandate – Your Questions Answered: Part 2: Reporting Obligations

Welcome to our Q&A two-part blog series on the French e-invoicing and e-reporting mandate, which comes into effect 2023-2025. That sounds far away but businesses must start preparing now if they are to comply. The Sovos compliance team has returned to answer some of your most pressing questions asked during our webinar. We have outlined […]

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The French E-invoicing Mandate: Your Questions Answered

In our recent webinar, Sovos covered the new French e-invoicing and e-reporting mandate, and what this means for businesses and their tax obligations. We are witnessing a global move towards Continuous Transaction Controls (CTCs), where tax authorities are demanding transactional data in real-time or near real-time, affecting e-invoicing and e-reporting obligations. As such, from 2023, […]

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What the Modernisation of Intrastat Means for Businesses

What is Intrastat? Intrastat is a reporting regime relating to the intra-community trade of goods within the EU. Under Regulation (EC) No. 638/2004, VAT taxpayers who are making intra-community sales and purchases of goods are required to complete Intrastat declarations when the reporting threshold is breached. Intrastat declarations must be completed in both the country […]

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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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Meet the Expert: Wendy Gilby – Technical Product Manager at Sovos

Meet the Expert is our series of blogs where we share more about the team behind our innovative software and managed services. As a global organisation with indirect tax experts across all regions, our dedicated team are often the first to know about new regulatory changes, ensuring you stay compliant. We spoke to Wendy Gilby, […]

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