SAP® Central Finance and Digital Tax Compliance

Critical Prerequisites to Successful S/4HANA Digital Transformation


Overcome the hidden barriers to your SAP Central Finance migration

For some SAP customers planning a move to Central Finance, tax compliance will not be a priority. Unfortunately, that will be a costly oversight. Today, those who fail to comply with global tax mandates face costly audits, financial penalties, decreased cash flow and damaged relationships with suppliers and customers. Non-compliance can even derail your Central Finance and SAP S/4HANA migrations altogether. And in some countries, it can bring your entire business to a screeching halt.

Get the free Compliance at the Core white paper and learn:

  • the tax compliance barriers you may have overlooked
  • how to prevent costly roadblocks
  • how tax compliance mandates will affect your Central Finance migration
  • precise steps your business can take to ensure your migration isn’t derailed due to non-compliance
  • what a successful migration to SAP Central Finance looks like

Trends in E-invoicing Compliance, 10th Edition

This paper outlines in detail the global trend towards real-time tax ‘clearance’ of invoices and how this impacts businesses in their day-to-day operations and business-to-business transaction automation strategies.

Since the last edition, the trend towards compulsory transaction-oriented integration of e-business systems with public authorities has continued to accelerate. The growing consensus among e-invoicing and VAT professionals is that indirect tax controls are quickly evolving towards real-time whereby tax administrations essentially become a ‘third trading partner’ in the exchange of sales and purchasing data between suppliers and buyers.

Download this paper for our insight into how companies can ensure their push towards automation with tax administrations doesn’t end up fragmenting their digital transformation of business processes.

19 Things About Compliant Invoice E-archiving

Most enterprises already have one or several solutions for
storing electronic data and documents. Such content management or other applications often include excellent features for aggregation, indexing, analyzing and general management of
a company’s information resources.

However, when storing original electronic invoices and similar legally critical documents, such solutions may not offer the level of legal requirement monitoring, specific regulatory compliance features and documentation that is needed for multi-country legal archiving.

In this guide our experts look at the international requirements for compliant e-archiving and how we ensure our partners and clients remain compliant with the Sovos eArchiving solution.

Trends: Insurance Premium Tax

Tax Compliance for Tomorrow

It’s no surprise that the pressures on governments globally to raise revenue, close loopholes and reduce fraud, continue to mount.

Across Europe within the last 12 months we’ve seen this increasingly with tax authorities taking steps to improve efficiencies with technology at the forefront.

This report takes a holistic look at the insurance premium tax compliance landscape.  It looks at what’s driving increasing governmental demands and the challenges insurers face.  It contains the views and thoughts from the Sovos global practice including our indirect tax, e-invoicing and other subject matter experts from across the organisation.

Overcome the hidden barriers to AP tax compliance

Meeting the challenges of accounts payable (AP) automation in the new world of digital tax requires two important components: modernization and consolidation of disparate AP systems and integration into SAP. Companies that don’t have their AP resources in line with domestic and international tax mandates risk not only resource-sapping and potentially costly audits, but also diminished cash flow, supply chain interruptions and strained supplier relationships.

AP tax compliance is a critical component of any SAP shop’s implementation strategy, including the move to SAP S/4HANA. AP leaders ignore it at their own risk. 

Get the free Accounts Payable Tax Compliance white paper and learn:

  • How to solve AP automation challenges that occur when tax authorities require data at the transaction level
  • How to overcome supplier errors and AP system diversification
  • How to avoid costly AP-induced audits
  • How to ensure both compliance and data purity in AP e-invoicing processes
  • The different variations of digital e-invoicing and VAT reporting AP teams will face

Online Reporting and Payment for Unclaimed Property

With each state, plus a few other areas, having its own rules for compliance, managing unclaimed property is massively complicated. Reporting and paying online can ease a lot of the pain, but those processes come with challenges as well. Learn how to master online processing and stay compliant despite the murky regulations surrounding unclaimed property. 

Are you confident you are meeting state reporting requirements?

Get the complete guide to one of the most complex and time-consuming tax reporting obligations for your business: state reporting.

State reporting requirements vary drastically from state to state and are constantly changing. Most businesses spend countless hours scouring state websites to keep track of these requirements and ensure they won’t be fined. Luckily, our team of tax lawyers and regulatory experts have done the hard work for you. At Sovos we file 620 million forms a year with the IRS and the states and have filled this guide with the same strategies we use to accurately file hundreds of millions of forms.

Download your free guide and get:

  • A detailed breakdown of the differences between nexus and residency
  • A list of challenges state reporting creates for businesses like yours
  • Proven strategies for ensuring compliance with your state reporting requirements

Raconteur: Digitizing Tax Across Borders

As governments and regulators around the world are embarking on their digital transformation, organizations need to ensure they keep their indirect tax transformation one step ahead. In this series of articles from leading journalists, learn how digital tax is evolving globally and what the changes mean for your business.

Benefits of a SaaS Solution for Insurance Statutory Reporting

Download the free white paper and learn all the technological, operational and financial benefits of a SaaS solution for insurance statutory reporting, including:

  • Improved data accuracy;
  • Reduced IT, infrastructure and operational expenses;
  • Immediate ROI;
  • And more.

Trends in Continuous Global VAT Compliance, 11th Edition

This Sovos report provides the most complete guide to global VAT enforcement regulations and delivers strategic recommendations for businesses at a time when governments all over the world are enacting complex new policies to enforce VAT mandates.

This edition of “Trends” is the first to expand its scope well beyond e-invoicing compliance to the full universe of continuous transaction controls, including e-archiving, and VAT determination and reporting.

Governments worldwide are moving rapidly toward adopting clearance e-invoicing, making them real-time trading partners in business-to-business transactions. At the same time, corporations are launching massive IT projects to migrate enterprise resource planning (ERP) implementations to a powerful new generation of systems, including SAP S/4HANA. 

As a result, VAT compliance has never been as complex or as critical as it is now. Companies that mishandle it risk halting or even reversing their own digital transformations. This report provides a path to compliance, as well as comprehensive updates on global mandates.

Gotchas in Year-End Tax Reporting & Best Practices for Avoiding Them

The end of the year is rapidly approaching and that means that tax season is nearly upon us.  For the last 30 years, Sovos has helped clients Solve Tax For Good by providing technology and services that help them comply with IRS withholding and information reporting requirements.  And during that time, we have seen many businesses fall victim to last-minute hurdles and obstacles related to year-end reporting.

Download the white paper to learn the most common issues banks and credit unions face during year-end 1099 reporting, followed by the best practices to avoid them.

Your SAP S/4 Migration and ‘Always On’ VAT Compliance Are on a Collision Course – Here’s How to Manage

If you’re an SAP user and you want to better understand your options in moving to S/4 in relation to tax compliance, this story should help. Download it now. 

Risky Business: How to Beat the Inefficiencies of Tax Compliance on Purchases

Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) and Sovos worked together on survey research to understand the awareness and potential risks related to sales and use tax and how it affects the procure-to-pay (P2P) process. 

Discover where most finance, IT and procurement leaders’ processes for P2P tax compliance rely on automation vs. manual methods and learn:

  • How companies can be more assured that taxes charged on their purchases are correct.
  • How companies can reduce their risk of enduring an audit.
  • How leaders gained competitive advantage using centralized tax automation software.


The Dark Web: A Primer for Tax Reporting Professionals

Take a journey through the dark web and learn how to get to it, who is on it, what is available on it, how it works and how to keep your tax reporting information off of it. 

Financial Institutions Struggle with New IRS Reporting Rules

Cheryl Riedlinger, tax counsel with The Tax Reporting Group, recently spoke with Sovos about issues affecting tax reporting at financial institutions. In this white paper, we delve into her perspectives on reporting trends.

Aberdeen Report Reveals Pitfalls and Concerns with FATCA and CRS

A report from Aberdeen Group reveals that early FATCA filings didn’t exactly go as planned and details what financial professionals’ main concerns are about CRS and other compliance policies. 

First UK CRS Filing: Why Existing Processes Weren’t Good Enough for Many FIs

The first CRS filing in the UK was more difficult than many tax professionals at financial institutions anticipated. FIs will need to radically rethink processes to prepare for the next one.

Sovos Corporate Best Practices Report

This report highlights the trends and best practices within the tax information reporting and compliance industry, specifically for corporate (non-financial) organizations. As the landscape of tax information reporting continues to expand with new regulatory requirements, as well as increased complexity of existing obligations, organizations are facing new and long-standing challenges to maintain compliance. This report covers these challenges and the best practices that businesses are implementing to simplify their processes and improve compliance.