The Sovos expert series provides detailed analysis of urgent tax matters by some of the world’s most renowned tax and regulatory experts. Our audiocasts summarize the critical information you need to know in a quick, easy to understand forum. If you need to know it, Sovos has you covered.

One year on for the One Stop Shop – the changes and challenges of the new e-commerce VAT scheme

In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Cécile Dessy sits down with Russell Hughes, Consulting Services Manager at Sovos, to explain how the EU E-commerce VAT Package have evolved during this first year.

Tim Roden Ep. 1: Meet Tim Roden, Sovos’ Solution Principal of Sales and Use Tax

In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Tim Roden sits down with Rachel Hoffmann to discuss how his 20 years in the Fintech industry prepared him for his current role as Solution Principal of Sales and Use Tax at Sovos.

Tim Roden Ep. 2: Do you think the shift to global tax digitization will take over the world?

With Latin America and Europe seeing considerable success adopting a global digitization approach, Tim Roden talks about how the United States will likely follow suit in the next few years.

Tim Roden Ep. 3: What was your favorite stat from the Sales and Use Tax Pressure Index?

Sovos recently released their annual Sales and Use Tax Pressure Index where they surveyed 250 individuals who are responsible for sales tax management at their organization. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Tim Roden discusses the most eye-opening stats from the 2022 Pressure Index.

Nina Fleming ep. 1- Meet Sovos’ Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Nina Fleming tells Rachel Hoffman how her past work in marketing and sales prepared her for her current role as the VP of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Sovos. 

Nina Fleming ep. 2- What Does it Mean to Have a Diverse Executive Team?

We sat down with Nina Fleming, Vice President of DE&I at Sovos, to discuss the importance of having a diverse executive team leading an organization. 

Nina Fleming ep. 3- The Significance of Core Values

Sovos recently added a sixth core value, Be Inclusive. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, our VP of DE&I, Nina Fleming, discusses what this means for the future of the company.  

IPT - Goods in Transit Location of Risk

Goods in transit insurance is a very common type of insurance that is provided by insurers to policyholders to cover them for what can happen to property or goods that are being moved from one place to another in the course of their business. As these insurance policies can be covering goods of a high value, commonly they are taken out with a panel of insurers as co-insurance and applying the correct locations of risk and taxing the policies can be problematic.

Sovos’ 13th Annual Trends Report

In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Rebecca Burton asks Christiaan Van Der Valk, VP Strategy and Regulatory to explain how the four mega-trends in VAT digitization are evolving, how tax authorities are moving towards ‘always-on’ enforcement, and how organisations can use this transformation to their benefit.

SAF-T Romania is Live for Large Taxpayers

Romania’s new SAF-T mandate was implemented for large taxpayers on 1 January 2022. Following the release of specifications in 2021 and subsequent testing phase, information must now be submitted digitally via the prescribed format.

In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Rebecca Burton asks Kelsey O’Gorman, Senior Regulatory Counsel to explain what this means in practice for organisations and how they can avoid any compliance issues.

What is a VAT Health Check?

At Sovos, our consultants are the leading experts in cross-border tax, saving both time and money for our customers. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Becca Taylor sits down with Russell Hughes, Consulting Services Manager at Sovos to explore what our consultancy team do and how they can work with your current processes and teams to improve your VAT compliance.

Italy E-invoicing: Are More Requirements on the Horizon?

Italy first introduced its e-invoicing mandate in 2019 and in 2022 they are introducing a new continuous transaction control obligation for reporting cross-border invoice data. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Harri Vivian sits down with Gabriel Pezzato, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos to talk through the 2022 reporting changes coming in Italy.

VAT Obligations for Event Organisers - Top Tips in 4 Minutes

After a tumultuous 18 months due to COVID-19, the events industry is finally bouncing back. When organising events online and in-person it is important to understand the VAT implications to avoid incurring fines and penalties down the line.

In this episode, Mathilde Dorance, Consultant at Sovos discusses the VAT implications for the events industry and the challenges they can bring for your company.

Asia E-invoicing: New developments in the region

Having originated in Latin America, the next region set to embrace continuous transaction controls is Asia. Several jurisdictions in the region have announced their intent to introduce a new invoicing system as soon as possible. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Harri Vivian sits down with Victor Duarte, Senior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos to talk through the upcoming changes in the region, taking a close look at the Philippines and Vietnam.

What is the Import One Stop Shop?

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 IOSS to collect, declare and pay VAT to the local tax authorities in one single return. In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Alex Smith, Director of Consulting Services, guides you through the essentials of the new scheme and what your businesses should be considering.

The Effects of Current Events on Supply Chains

Over the past year supply chains have taken a significant hit with the Covid-19 pandemic and Brexit to name a few. It is essential to start putting a plan in place to recover and protect your supply chains and reclaim control.

In this episode of the Sovos Expert Series, Becca Taylor sits down with Andy Spencer, Director of Consulting Services at Sovos to explain how your business can protect their supply chain and carry out effective supply chain reviews.

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 Consulting Services at Sovos to explain how your business can overcome the challenges that incoterms provide.

Saudi Arabia: The Gulf's CTC Pioneer

We sat down with Selin Ring, Regulatory Counsel at Sovos, to discuss Saudi Arabia’s upcoming e-invoicing mandate. The new regulations will be introduced 4 December 2021 and signal the beginning of continuous transaction controls, or CTCs, in the Gulf region.

EU E-commerce VAT Package: All wrapped up in 5 minutes

The EU E-commerce VAT package is due to come into effect on 1st July 2021 with changes affecting businesses that trade in the EU. The changes are designed to simplify cross border transactions and keep continuity within VAT reporting.

Although these are simplifications, it can be difficult to determine which will benefit your business without proper knowledge of the package on offer. It is crucial for a business to assess their position and therefore decide if they need to implement any of the EU E-commerce VAT package.

Brazil E-Invoicing: New rules on NF-e invoices

Although Brazil is known for its complex tax laws that make compliance a difficult task in the country, it is undeniable that the Continuous Transaction Control (CTC) system implemented more than a decade ago is one of the most stable in the world.

However, even a sophisticated CTC system continues to evolve and mature, and as a result legal changes and technical updates happen quite often in Brazil. In December 2020 the Brazilian tax authorities changed the premise for cancellation and correction of NF-es and buyer’s responses.

South Korean E-Invoicing Summarized in Four Minutes

We sat down with Selin Ring, regulatory counsel at Sovos, to get a clear understanding of South Korean e-invoicing obligations. The system, which was first introduced in 2011, contains both an e-invoicing mandate and a real time reporting mandate.

Poland: Full Steam Ahead Towards Europe’s Next Continuous Transaction Control System

We sat with down with Sovos’ Anna Norden, principal, regulatory affairs, to discuss Poland’s new e-invoicing law. The new law is due to go into effect  in October 2021 and will introduce e-invoicing via a national platform in a Continuous Transaction Control system.

France (EN): Time is of the Essence When France Moves to Continuous Transaction Controls

We sat with down with Sovos’ Anna Norden, principal, regulatory affairs to discuss France’s upcoming move to Continuous Transaction Controls. The changes are scheduled to debut in 2023 and introduce mandatory e-invoicing clearance and e-reporting.

France (FR): Passage à la facturation électronique et au contrôle continu des transactions en France: les délais seront serrés

Nous nous sommes entretenus avec Jean-Cyril Schütterlé, Directeur Ecosystème chez Sovos, à propos du prochain passage de la France au contrôle continu des transactions. Les nouvelles règles devraient rendre obligatoires, d’ici 2023, la dématérialisation fiscale des factures B2B avec approbation préalable (clearance) ainsi que l’émission d’un reporting électronique.

Trends 1: VAT Trends: Towards Continuous Transaction Controls Part One

We sat down with Christiaan Van Der Valk, VP of strategy at Sovos, to discuss the 12th edition of the Sovos Trends in Continuous Global VAT Compliance report to find out more about the focus and key trends of this year’s report.

Trends 2: VAT Trends: Toward Continuous Transaction Controls Part Two

In the second and final discussion of the 12th edition of the Sovos Trends in Continuous VAT Compliance Report, we sat down with Christiaan Van Der Valk, VP of strategy at Sovos to discuss the increasingly complex tax landscape and how 2020 could affect tax laws in the coming years.

Brexit: Brexit and VAT

We sat down with Andy Spencer, director of consulting services at Sovos, to discuss the VAT implications of Brexit for organisations doing business in the UK and the European Union.  

Turkey: Which Documents can Replace e-Delivery Notes?

We sat down with Selin Adler Ring, regulatory counsel at Sovos, to discuss the Turkey e-delivery note and its impact on multinational organisations. Selin explains the new system, also known as the e-waybill, and the details of the mandate in Turkey.

E-Archiving: E-Archiving with Filippa Jornstedt

We sat down with Filippa Jörnstedt, manager of regulatory analysis and design at Sovos, to discuss why e-archiving should be a critical part of a businesses’ e-invoicing strategy. E-archiving requirements change across jurisdictions and are becoming increasingly important as tax authorities digitise their systems.

India: Changes to the Proposed E-Invoicing System

We sat down with Selin Adler Ring, regulatory counsel at Sovos, to discuss the upcoming changes to India’s e-invoicing system and its potential impacts on business. The mandate will be rolled out over the coming year and will eventually cover all businesses