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Posted September 11, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
Alabama Publishes Interest Rate for Q4 2020

The Alabama Department of Revenue recently published its quarterly interest rates for the fourth quarter of 2020. Under Section 40-1-44 of the Code of Alabama 1975, this interest rate is used to calculate interest on underpayments and over payments (where applicable) of taxes due or payable. The interest rate for the fourth quarter of 2020 […]

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Posted September 11, 2020 by Selin Adler Ring
India: New release notes available for e-invoicing reform

Indian officials continue to provide updates to the e-invoicing reform that partially enters into force in less than a month’s time on 1 October. Most recently, new release notes have been published on the API Sandbox web page on 8 September 2020.  The changes introduced include for example: • E-Commerce Operators (ECO) have been enabled […]

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Posted September 11, 2020 by Gabriel Pezzato
Hungary: New technical specifications for the real-time reporting system

The Hungarian tax authority has published new documentation applicable to its real-time reporting system. The documents are now in version 3.0, as follows: XML Schema Definitions: OSA v3 Schemas (last updated 07 Sept/2020) API example XML: API example XML (last updated 07 Sept/2020) Web Application Description file: Application WADL (last updated 07 Sept/2020) According to the Minister of Finance, the version 2.0 can be […]

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Posted September 11, 2020 by Ramón Frias
ARGENTINA: New Calendar of Implementation of the VAT Digital Ledger

The Argentinean tax administration has enacted a new resolution Nº 4671/2020 postponing some of the effective dates of the implementation of the Digital VAT Ledger, locally known as “Libro de IVA Digital”. According to the Resolution, the new calendar of implementation will be as follows: For taxpayers with gross revenues during 2018 fiscal year between […]

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Posted September 11, 2020 by Charles Maniace
SST and CSP’s Ink New 3 Year Contract

On August 31, 2020, the 24 member states of the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board met in special session to consider a proposed new contract with those tax technology companies holding the designation of Certified Service Provider (CSP’s), including Sovos. The proposed contract was voted on favorably, with 23 states voting in favor and 1 […]

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Posted September 11, 2020 by Ramón Frias
ECUADOR: Foreign Supplies of Digital Services to be Taxed in September

Starting September 16, 2020, the tax administration of Ecuador will begin to enforce the collection of VAT on digital services supplied by providers not domiciled or established in that country. As a result of decree 1114/2020, foreign suppliers have the option of registering at the tax administration and applying 12% on the provision of these […]

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Posted August 14, 2020 by Filippa Jörnstedt
Portugal: Invoicing requirements for unique ID numbering and QR code have been published

Beginning 1 January 2021, companies issuing invoices under Portuguese law must proactively inform the Portuguese tax authorities about the number series expected to be applied on invoices, prior to being applied. Once the series has been communicated, the tax authority issues a validation code for each reported number series. The validation code is then used […]

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Posted August 11, 2020 by Robert Beck
IRS Releases 2020 Publication 1586

The IRS recently released its 2020 Publication 1586 which details reasonable cause regulations and requirements for missing and incorrect Name/TINs. Several changes were made to the document for this tax year, the most notable of which are detailed below. Under the Reasonable Cause section, language has been added stating, “mitigating factors or events beyond the filer’s control […]

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Posted August 11, 2020 by Gabriel Pezzato
PORTUGAL: New Law Decree-48/2020 removes notification requirements

Portugal has just passed Law-Decree 48/2020, which revokes some obligations that were established in 2019 during the mini e-invoicing reform. Among the obligations stipulated by last year’s Law-Decree 28/2019, taxable persons were to communicate a set of information to the tax authority, including the identification and localization of the company’s establishments that were issuing invoices, […]

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Posted August 5, 2020 by Ramón Frias
Puerto Rico Allows Cash-Based Sales Tax Compliance for Construction Businesses

The Puerto Rico Treasury (Hacienda) released Administrative Determination 20-19 allowing certain businesses to report and pay sales tax, using the cash method. Specifically, those taxpayers with 80% or more of annual revenue stemming from construction activities (as measured over the last 3 years) will now be able to report and remit sales tax based on […]

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Posted August 5, 2020 by Alex Koral
Louisiana Publishes Sales Tax Guidance for Direct Wine Shippers

The Louisiana Department of Revenue recently issued a notice regarding the application of new economic nexus rules to Direct Wine Shippers. Under the state’s existing direct shipping laws, any licensed winery, wholesaler, or retailer shipping wine into the state is required to collect and remit only the state tax. However, now any Direct Wine Shipper […]

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Posted August 5, 2020 by Selin Adler Ring
India: Last Minute Changes to the E-invoicing System

There have been regulatory changes related to the Indian e-invoicing system. The Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) issued two new Notifications on 30 July 2020: One of the Notifications is related to the technical aspect of the reform, and the second is related to the taxpayer scope of the mandate. After this […]

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Posted July 29, 2020 by Ramón Frias
MEXICO: SAT Extends Until the End of the Year Permission to Use of Global CFDIs by Sellers of Fuels

The Mexican Tax Administration (SAT) has included a new provision in the Second Modification of the Miscellaneous Fiscal Resolution to postpone until December 31, 2020 the permission given to sellers of fuels to issue global electronic invoices (CFDIs) for their sales of fuels subject to volumetric controls. This permission was originally supposed to expire on July […]

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Posted July 29, 2020 by Ramón Frias
URUGUAY: DGI Authorizes New Cases Where Paper Versions of eInvoices will not be Required

The Uruguayan tax administration (DGI) issued a new resolution (Resolution 1184/2020) to facilitate the registration of new taxpayers in the electronic invoicing system of the country. The new resolution also revokes the requirement to issue printed fiscal documents (transportation authorizations, invoices or tickets) in cases where the purchaser is registered as an electronic issuer of […]

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Posted July 21, 2020 by Ramón Frias
COSTA RICA: Government Announces Postponement of VAT on Foreign Supplies of Digital Services

The Minister of Finance of Costa Rica has announced that the implementation of VAT on supplies of digital services by foreign providers, which was scheduled to be effective on August 1, 2020, will be postponed until September 15 of this year. According to the Ministry, the change is being made in order to give enough time […]

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Posted July 21, 2020 by Ramón Frias
URUGUAY: DGI Introduces Several Changes to the Electronic Invoicing System of the Country

The tax administration of Uruguay (DGI) has announced several changes to the electronic invoicing system of the country, by releasing a new version of the technical documentation required to comply with that mandate. These new changes include the modification of existing fields and new fields that will be required for validation of the electronic invoices […]

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Posted July 21, 2020 by Ramón Frias
MEXICO: SAT Publishes the List of Foreign Suppliers of Digital Services

Foreign suppliers of digital services to customers located in Mexico are required by law to register at the tax administration of Mexico (SAT), charge VAT for the services that they provide to final consumers and issue the corresponding invoice to their customers. Taxpayers that do not comply with this mandate may be subject to sanctions […]

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Posted July 21, 2020 by Joanna Hysi
Greece publishes law on e-invoicing incentives

The Greek parliament has adopted legislation (Law 4701/2020) which provides a number of incentives to businesses who decide to use e-invoicing through a service provider during the tax years of 2020-2022. These incentives for example include a reduction of the statute of limitation for fiscal matters by 2 years, and a depreciation of twice the […]

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