Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) can be complex with fragmented rules and requirements levied by the many different tax authorities in the jurisdictions where this tax applies. This only adds to the challenges faced by finance teams when calculating and settling IPT accurately and on time.
Failure to do so can result in penalties, fines and unwelcome audits – all of which will have an adverse effect on profitability.
Unlike other IPT compliance service providers, at Sovos we provide a complete end-to-end service for our customers providing complete peace of mind and allowing them to focus on what they do best while leaving the IPT compliance to us.
We not only produce and file IPT and parafiscal reports for our customers, but we also make the necessary payments and settle liabilities to the relevant tax authorities using cleared funds held in segregated client bank accounts.
We recognise that IPT is niche and not always a core function for finance teams which is why we offer a client money service for our IPT customers. The funds are held in a segregated bank account for our customers with reconciled statements being provided on a monthly basis.
A STREAMLINED PROCESS TO SETTLE IPT LIABILITIES
Based on data uploaded we let our customers know in advance the exact amount needed to settle each of their local IPT liabilities as they become due so there’s plenty of time to ensure the funds are available ahead of tax authority deadlines.
Once the funds have been received, we can then ensure the correct payments are made directly to the tax authorities in line with local legislation.
All receipts and payments with the segregated client bank accounts are reconciled with the submitted returns and monthly reports are provided.
COMPLIANCE PEACE OF MIND