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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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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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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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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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Peru: Tourists Can Request VAT Refunds

With the publication of Resolution 097-2023, the National Superintendency of Customs and Tax Administration of Peru (SUNAT) has established the procedure for refunding the general sales tax (IGV) to tourists. The establishment of this facility previously required a series of reforms and adjustments to Peruvian regulations. This regulation is preceded by Supreme Decree No. 226-2020-EF […]

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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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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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France e-invoicing and e-reporting: choosing the right PDP

5 Questions to Ask Yourself Important Note: The Finance Law for 2024 is presently in draft form and remains subject to ongoing modifications prior to adoption. Our blog, France: B2B E-Invoicing Mandate Postponed, is promptly updated whenever there are changes to the rollout of the French mandate .   Tax compliance in France is already complicated. New e-invoicing and e-reporting […]

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Argentina: New Perception VAT Regime on Sale of Food and Products for Human Consumption

Argentina has recently expanded its perception VAT (Value Added Tax) collection regime to ensure efficient tax administration. It has included selling food and other products for human consumption, beverages, personal hygiene, and cleaning items under its scope. The Argentinian Federal Administration of Public Revenue (AFIP) established this through Resolution No. 5329/2023 in early February 2023. […]

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Pre-filled Italian Annual VAT return – an innovative change

On 10 February 2023, the Italian Tax Authority introduced the possibility for 2.4 million professionals and companies to view and download the pre-filled Annual VAT declaration related to transactions carried out in 2022. This return must be submitted by 2 May 2023. Who does this impact? The service is available for taxpayers defined by the […]

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South Korea: E-invoicing and Self-Billing Invoices

Update: 8 March 2023 South Korea has recently approved a tax reform which introduces several measures for 2023, among which is the possibility of issuance of self-billing tax invoices. This tax reform amends the current VAT law to allow the purchaser to issue invoices for the supply of goods and services. However, this will only […]

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E-Invoicing Developments in Northern Europe

Northern European Jurisdictions: CTC Update The European Commission’s VAT in the Digital Age (ViDA) proposal continues to unfold with the latest details published on 8 December 2022. As a result, many EU countries are stepping up their efforts towards digitising tax controls – including mandatory e-invoicing. While we see different approaches to initiate this transition […]

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Israel’s CTC system

Update: 2 November 2023 by Dilara İnal Israel Extends CTC Implementation Timeline On 23 October 2023, the Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) announced that it had extended the continuous transaction controls (CTC) implementation timeline to offer businesses more time to complete their technological development. According to the announcement, the ITA will allow the deduction of input tax from […]

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Guide to France’s Partner Dematerialization Platform (PDP)

Important Note: The Finance Law for 2024 is presently in draft form and remains subject to ongoing modifications prior to adoption. Our blog, France: B2B E-Invoicing Mandate Postponed, is promptly updated whenever there are changes to the rollout of the French mandate . France will implement a mandatory B2B e-invoicing and an e-reporting obligation. Every […]

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