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Liechtenstein IPT: An Overview

Liechtenstein is one of many countries with Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) requirements, specifically the Swiss Stamp Duty and Liechtenstein Insurance Levy. This blog provides an overview of IPT in Liechtenstein to help insurance companies remain compliant.   What kind of taxes are applicable in Liechtenstein on insurance premium amounts? In Liechtenstein, there are two types […]

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Monaco Insurance Premium Tax: An Overview

Monaco is one of many countries with Insurance Premium Tax (IPT) requirements, specifically the Special Annual Tax and Fire Brigade Tax. This blog provides an overview of IPT in Monaco to help insurance companies remain compliant.   What kind of taxes are applicable in Monaco on insurance premium amounts? In Monaco, there are two types […]

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6 Possible Pitfalls in the Pursuit of VAT Compliance

The convergence of traditional Value Added Tax (VAT) and transactional compliance regimes is creating new obligations and responsibilities for companies doing business around the world. When it comes to VAT, compliance is so much more than just reporting. Here are six pitfalls you should avoid in the pursuit of VAT compliance:   1. Making the […]

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Understanding the French E-Invoicing Mandate Delay: Five Ways to Make it Work for You

When it was announced recently that the introduction of a new French e-invoicing mandate had been delayed until September 2026 there was a collective sigh of relief amongst many in the tax and finance world. More time to adequately prepare, put systems and methodologies in place and have your business ready to be compliant from […]

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Greece’s VAT reform: What you need to know

Greece’s VAT reform started back in 2020 and it has manifested itself in three continuous transaction control (CTC) initiatives. Namely, the initiatives are: myDATA e-audit scheme Voluntary CTC e-invoicing, performed through service providers who must meet certain certification criteria New generation cash registers which report B2C data to myDATA in real time Recently, the introduction […]

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Types of e-documents

E-documents or electronic documents are rapidly growing in usage across businesses of all shapes and sizes, in countries around the world. While the automated exchange of e-documents is a relatively new phenomenon which is being adopted on a country-by-country basis, there is basic universal information that your business would benefit from understanding – and potentially […]

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5 Tips for Manufacturers When Navigating Value Added Tax Obligations

How can manufacturers navigate the ever-evolving and increasingly complex world of value added tax (VAT)? There are several, key ways to evaluate your current and future approach to VAT, maintaining compliance the entire way. 1. Ensure alignment between IT and tax teams Far too often we have seen IT-centric processes miss (or at least misunderstand) […]

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Taxation of Motor Insurance Policies

When considering motor insurance, it’s worth remembering that everything is high – from tax rates to the amount of administration required. This blog includes general information about the taxation of motor insurance policies in Europe, covering the types of applicable taxes, how they are calculated, vehicle exemptions and more. We also have blogs for some […]

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Intrastat Thresholds: Current Exemption Values

Intrastat thresholds are value thresholds which decide if companies in an EU Member State qualify to file a return to tax authorities, based on their intra-community trading. These thresholds change annually, prompting businesses to conduct an annual recalculation to know their obligations. This blog contains all the Intrastat reporting thresholds for 2024, as well as […]

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Intrastat Guide: Reporting, Numbers, Thresholds

Intrastat is an obligation created in 1993 that applies to certain businesses that trade internationally in the European Union. Specifically, it relates to the movement of goods – arrivals and dispatches – across EU Member States. The requirements of Intrastat remain similar across the EU, though certain Member States have implemented rules differently. As a […]

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OSS VAT Returns: Deadlines, Exclusions and Penalties

Sovos’ recent observations of audits by EU Tax Authorities are that Tax Officers are paying more attention to the contents of One Stop Shop (OSS) VAT Returns. They have challenged, and even excluded, companies from this optional scheme. OSS VAT returns must contain details of supplies made to customers in each Member State of consumption […]

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France: B2B E-Invoicing Mandate Updates

Extension of the implementation dates of the B2B e-invoicing Mandate. Update: 2 January 2024  The Finance Law for 2024 has been officially adopted and published in the Official Gazette on 30 December 2023. With the finalization of the law, the new implementation dates are as follows:  Receipt of e-invoices: Starting from 1 September 2026, ALL […]

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Portugal B2G E-invoicing

The Portuguese government has been working on introducing mandatory B2G (Business-to-Government) electronic invoicing in recent years, alongside other obligations for the digitization of VAT compliance in the country. This aligns with the European Union’s efforts towards harmonising the adoption of e-invoicing in public procurement. To achieve this goal, the EU has implemented Directive 2014/55/EU to […]

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Achieving a Clean Core with Certified SAP S/4HANA Add-Ons

Implementing certified add-ons in SAP S/4HANA on-premise or a private cloud environment will allow you to expand the capabilities of your system. However, it is necessary to maintain a pristine core by strictly adhering to the most effective procedures. This blog details the most important steps companies should take to design an add-on with a […]

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Spain: B2B E-invoicing Draft Regulation Published

The Spanish government has published the much-anticipated draft regulation with the framework for implementing mandatory B2B e-invoicing. The proposed legislation outlines the operation of the Spanish e-invoicing system. Its main feature is the reliance on the principles of interoperability of e-invoice formats and interconnectivity of e-invoicing platforms. The goal is to promote digitalization (particularly for […]

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The Value of SAP S/4HANA Add-On Software Certification

Many companies utilise SAP for their tax processes, but limitations in native software functionality add a layer of complexity. Custom coding is often required for businesses to achieve their desired results, producing the need for ongoing customisation and optimisation – this creates a hefty burden for companies, in addition to their tax compliance obligations. SAP-certified […]

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Bizkaia: What is Batuz LROE?

The Ledger of Economic Operations (Libro Registro de Operaciones Económicas), also known as LROE, is a main compliance element of the Batuz tax control system. This system is under implementation in the province of Bizkaia, located in the autonomous Basque community in Spain. Taxpayers under the Batuz mandate must comply with both TicketBAI and LROE […]

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VAT and Art: What you need to know

Significant inflation increases have impacted most of the world’s economies, with the UK still above 10% in 2023. This increase means a reduction in the purchasing power of consumers. Together with increases in the cost of raw materials, this has created uncertainty regarding growth of entire industrial departments and reduced profit margins for companies. The […]

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