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Posted July 21, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Releases Publication 1179 for TY 2020

The IRS recently released an updated version of Publication 1179 for tax year 2020. Publication 1179 provides general rules and specifications for printed substitute forms including Forms 1096, 1098, 1099, 5498, and certain other information returns. The highlight of the changes to this publication involve the addition of Form 1099-NEC, which was resurrected for reporting […]

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Posted July 14, 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 14, 2020 by Victor Duarte
Spain: New version of the SII will be required from January 2021

The Immediate Supply of Information (SII) version 1.1 has been updated to version 1.1-Bis. The changes will be effective from January 1, 2021. The Spanish tax administration, the AEAT, has introduced new fields required for sales under the consignment of goods regime. The ledger of invoices issued, and the ledger of invoices received are also affected […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Publishes Guidance on Reporting Qualified Sick & Family Leave Wages

The IRS recently published Notice 2020-54, which details guidance for reporting qualified sick leave and family leave wages paid to employees under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The FFCRA and the ensuing reporting guidance applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees who provide paid leave due to circumstances related to COVID-19. Further, […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Alex Koral
Colorado Preparing New Tax Filing Portal

Colorado is in the process of developing a new system to manage the collection of state sales tax, local tax in all state-administered localities, as well as local tax in select home rule cities. The new system, which is supported by a company called Munirevs, has yet to be publicly released. However, it promises to […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Charles Maniace
Utah Announces Mandatory E-Filing For Sales Tax

In a recent note disseminated by the Utah State Tax Commission, they announced effective for returns due October 31, 2020 or later, electronic filing will be required. This applies to all sales tax returns, schedules, and related filings including monthly returns and quarterly/annual returns due after October 31. Returns can continue to be filed electronically […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Ramón Frias
CHILE: The SII Issues a New Resolution about the eReceipt Mandate

The Chilean tax administration (SII) issued a new Resolution 74/2020 that regulates the issuance and delivery of electronic receipts, locally known as Boletas Electronicas. This regulation expands the mandate to issue electronic tickets in two phases: 1) September 1, 2020 for taxpayers that already are mandated to issue electronic invoices in Chile, and 2) March […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Paul Ogawa
IRS Releases Updated Publication 2108A

The IRS recently released an updated version of Publication 2108A, Online Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) Program. This publication provides information and instructions relating to the IRS Online TIN matching program used by taxpayers to validate taxpayer identification numbers to avoid possible consequences like backup withholding and penalties. Publication 2108A remains largely the same as its […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Robert Beck
IRS Releases Revised Instructions for Form 941 for Tax Year 2020

The IRS recently released revised instructions for Form 941 which is used by employers to report quarterly federal withholding. Several changes have been made to the instructions and form in response to COVID-19 and the passage of the CARES Act. As some of these changes were made prior to the end of the First Quarter […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Jesse Rooney
IRS Releases Draft 2020 Form 8809, Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns

The IRS has released its draft Form 8809, “Application for Extension of Time to File Information Returns,” for tax year 2020.  Form 8809 is an application for extension to file information returns with the IRS, it does not grant an extension to issue recipient copies.  References to box 7 of the 1099-MISC, which reported non-employee […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Ramón Frias
PERU: SUNAT Postpones the Mandatory Use of OSE For Certain Taxpayers

The Peruvian tax administration (SUNAT) released Resolution 105-2020 by which it postpones the effective dates of several requirements related to the electronic invoice mandate of that country. This Resolution postpones until December 31, 2020, the mandatory use of OSE or the SEE-SOL portal of the SUNAT, for electronic issuers that as of December 31 of 2018 were […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Ramón Frias
PERU: SUNAT Issues Resolution 108/2020

The Peruvian SUNAT has issued Resolution 108/2020. This resolution is intended to postpone several obligations that otherwise would become effective July 1, 2020. As a result, the mandatory use of the United Nations Standard Products and Services Code (UNSPSC) or the Global Trade Item Number (GTIN) as identifiers of fixed assets in the Ledgers of […]

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Posted July 14, 2020 by Ramón Frias
CHILE: New Regulation Extends Permission to Use of Paper Invoices

The Chilean tax administration (SII) has issued a new resolution extending until December 31, 2020 the use of Invoices, Purchase Invoices, Liquidation Invoices, Dispatch guides, credit and debit notes in paper format that had previously been authorized until June 30, 2020. Resolution 70/2020 of the SII applies only to those specific taxpayers that by law, […]

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Posted July 2, 2020 by Alex Koral
Tennessee Lowers Nexus Thresholds

Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed legislation on June 30, 2020 adjusting the state’s sales thresholds for economic nexus. Effective October 1, 2020, remote sellers making in excess of $100,000 in annual sales into the state will be required to collect and remit sales tax, which is a change from the previous threshold of $500,000 in […]

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Posted July 2, 2020 by Alex Samuel
North Carolina Modifies Marketplace Facilitator Legislation

North Carolina enacted legislation to remove economic thresholds applied to marketplace facilitators. Previously, marketplace facilitators were required to collect and remit sales tax on their marketplace-facilitated sales if they had gross sales in excess of $200,000 or 200 or more separate transactions in the previous calendar year. Effective July 1, 2020, all marketplace facilitators are […]

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Posted July 1, 2020 by Andrew Decker
New Rules for Remote Sellers in Louisiana

Beginning July 1, remote sellers making sales into Louisiana must register with the Louisiana Sales and Use Tax Commission for Remote Sellers (“the Commission”) in order to be compliant with new requirements to collect, remit and report state and local sales tax. For a full explanation of this update, read our blog here.

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Posted June 26, 2020 by Denise Hatem
Preliminary Agreement to Postpone EU VAT e-Commerce Package to 1 July 2021

On June 24, 2020, European Union member states’ ambassadors reached a preliminary agreement on postponing the VAT e-Commerce Package from 1 January 2021 to 1 July 2021. Reports indicate that the postponement should be formally adopted by the Council following legal and linguistic review. The European Commission initially proposed the postponement in May due to the impact […]

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Posted June 26, 2020 by Erik Wallin
Massachusetts Sales Tax Holiday Set for August 29-30

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker recently announced that the 2020 Sales Tax Holiday will take place on August 29 and 30. By way of a quick recap, the holiday exemption applies to most retail items with a sales price up to $2,500 purchased for personal consumption. Further details regarding the sales tax holiday can be found here.

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