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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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VAT Trends of the Gulf Cooperation Council

More than 170 countries throughout the world have implemented a VAT system, and some of the most recent adopters are the Gulf countries. In a bid to diversify economic resources, the Gulf countries have spent the past decade investigating other ways to finance its public services. As a result, in 2016 the GCC (Gulf Cooperation […]

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Continuous Transaction Controls – Focus on the Journey not the Destination

A current mega-trend in VAT is continuous transaction controls (CTCs), whereby tax administrations increasingly request business transaction data in real-time, often pre-authorising data before a business can progress to the next step in the sales or purchase workflow. When a tax authority introduces CTCs, companies tend to view this as an additional set of requirements […]

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What is Japan’s Qualified Invoice System?

Japan is in the middle of a multi-year process of updating its consumption tax system. This started with the introduction of its multiple tax rate system on 1 October 2019 and the next step is expected to be the implementation of the so-called Qualified Invoice System as a tax control measure on 1 October 2023. […]

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Latest updates in e-documents: Impact of acceleration in e-transformation applications on e-documents

Turkey’s e-transformation journey, which started in 2010, became more systematic in 2012. This process first launched with the introduction of e-ledgers on 1 Jan 2012 and has since reached a much wider scope for e-documents. </p The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA), the leader of the e-transformation process, has played an important role in encouraging companies […]

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Understanding CTCs and Their Impact on VAT Compliance Today

In this blog, we provide an insight into continuous transaction controls (CTCs) and the terminology often associated with them. With growing VAT gaps the world over, more tax authorities are introducing increasingly stringent controls. Their aim is to increase efficiency, prevent fraud and increase revenue. One of the ways governments can gain greater insight into […]

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Italy and San Marino: Steps to clearance customs regimes?

Since 1993, supplies performed between Italy and San Marino have been accompanied by a set of customs obligations. These include the submission of paperwork to both countries’ tax authorities. After the introduction of the Italian e-invoicing mandate in 2019, Italy and San Marino started negotiations to expand the use of e-invoices in cross-border transactions between […]

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Planning for Continuous Transaction Controls in France from 2023

Starting in 2023, French VAT rules will require businesses to issue invoices electronically for domestic transactions with taxable persons and to obtain ‘clearance’ on most invoices before their issue. Other transactions, such as cross-border and B2C, will be reported to the tax authority in the “normal” way. This will be a major undertaking for affected […]

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Norway 2022 Digital VAT Return: What Businesses Need to Know

Norway announced its intentions to introduce a new digital VAT return in late 2020, with an intended launch date of 1 January 2022. Since then, businesses have wondered what this change would mean for them and how IT teams would need to prepare systems to meet this new requirement. Norway has since provided ample guidance […]

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How SAP S/4HANA Finance can Simplify Tax for Your Organization

Sovos recently sponsored a benchmark report with SAP Insider to better understand how SAP customers are adapting their strategies and technology investments to evolve their finance and accounting organizations. This blog hits on some of the key points covered in the report and offers some direct responses made by survey respondents, as well as conclusions […]

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Post-Brexit VAT Compliance: Your Questions Answered

Six months after Brexit there’s still plenty of confusion. Our VAT Managed Services and Consultancy teams continue to get lots of questions. So here are answers to some of the more common VAT compliance concerns post-Brexit. How does postponed VAT accounting work? Since Brexit, the UK has changed the way import VAT is accounted for. […]

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Poland VAT Reporting: Draft Amendments to JPK_V7M/V7K Published

In Poland, the Ministry of Finance proposed several changes to the country’s mandatory JPK_V7M/V7K reports. These will take effect on 1 July 2021. The amendments offer administrative relief to taxpayers in some areas but create potential new hurdles elsewhere. Poland JPK_V7M and V7K Reports The JPK_V7M/V7K reports – Poland’s attempt to merge the summary reporting […]

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VAT Trends: A Shift Toward Destination Taxability for Certain Cross-Border Transactions

As detailed within our annual report VAT Trends: Toward Continuous Transaction Controls, there’s an increasing shift toward destination taxability which applies to certain cross-border trades. In the old world of paper-based trade and commerce, the enforcement of tax borders, between or within countries, was mostly a matter of physical customs controls. To ease trade and […]

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