Gotchas in Year-End Tax Reporting & Best Practices for Avoiding Them

The end of the year is rapidly approaching and that means that tax season is nearly upon us.  For the last 30 years, Sovos has helped clients Solve Tax For Good by providing technology and services that help them comply with IRS withholding and information reporting requirements.  And during that time, we have seen many businesses fall victim to last-minute hurdles and obstacles related to year-end reporting.

Download the white paper to learn the most common issues banks and credit unions face during year-end 1099 reporting, followed by the best practices to avoid them.

Your SAP S/4 Migration and ‘Always On’ VAT Compliance Are on a Collision Course – Here’s How to Manage

If you’re an SAP user and you want to better understand your options in moving to S/4 in relation to tax compliance, this story should help. Download it now. 

Online Reporting and Payment for Unclaimed Property

With each state, plus a few other areas, having its own rules for compliance, managing unclaimed property is massively complicated. Reporting and paying online can ease a lot of the pain, but those processes come with challenges as well. Learn how to master online processing and stay compliant despite the murky regulations surrounding unclaimed property. 

Overcome the hidden barriers to AP tax compliance

Meeting the challenges of accounts payable (AP) automation in the new world of digital tax requires two important components: modernization and consolidation of disparate AP systems and integration into SAP. Companies that don’t have their AP resources in line with domestic and international tax mandates risk not only resource-sapping and potentially costly audits, but also diminished cash flow, supply chain interruptions and strained supplier relationships.

AP tax compliance is a critical component of any SAP shop’s implementation strategy, including the move to SAP S/4HANA. AP leaders ignore it at their own risk. 

Get the free Accounts Payable Tax Compliance white paper and learn:

  • How to solve AP automation challenges that occur when tax authorities require data at the transaction level
  • How to overcome supplier errors and AP system diversification
  • How to avoid costly AP-induced audits
  • How to ensure both compliance and data purity in AP e-invoicing processes
  • The different variations of digital e-invoicing and VAT reporting AP teams will face

SAP® Central Finance and Digital Tax Compliance

Critical Prerequisites to Successful S/4HANA Digital Transformation

WHITE PAPER

Overcome the hidden barriers to your SAP Central Finance migration

For some SAP customers planning a move to Central Finance, tax compliance will not be a priority. Unfortunately, that will be a costly oversight. Today, those who fail to comply with global tax mandates face costly audits, financial penalties, decreased cash flow and damaged relationships with suppliers and customers. Non-compliance can even derail your Central Finance and SAP S/4HANA migrations altogether. And in some countries, it can bring your entire business to a screeching halt.

Get the free Compliance at the Core white paper and learn:

  • the tax compliance barriers you may have overlooked
  • how to prevent costly roadblocks
  • how tax compliance mandates will affect your Central Finance migration
  • precise steps your business can take to ensure your migration isn’t derailed due to non-compliance
  • what a successful migration to SAP Central Finance looks like

Trends: Insurance Premium Tax

How can insurers survive and prosper in today’s digital age?

The tsunami of Governments making tax digital is spreading. Against this backdrop, insurance companies are under increasing pressure to protect their profit margins in the face of mounting competition from new entrants and often aged legacy systems.

This report takes a holistic view at the fate of insurance premium tax compliance. Containing thoughts and views from the Sovos global practice including our IPT, software, VAT, e-invoicing and other subject matter experts it provides an insight into the challenges governments are facing and how insurers need to adapt, to survive, and prosper in today’s digital age. It also contains some more topic specific articles drawing on our knowledge and experiences of 2018.

Sovos Joins Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

Sovos has joined the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, an industry leading non-profit trade association with a mission to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of blockchain technology across global markets. Read the press release. 

19 Things About Compliant Invoice E-archiving

Most enterprises already have one or several solutions for
storing electronic data and documents. Such content management or other applications often include excellent features for aggregation, indexing, analyzing and general management of
a company’s information resources.

However, when storing original electronic invoices and similar legally critical documents, such solutions may not offer the level of legal requirement monitoring, specific regulatory compliance features and documentation that is needed for multi-country legal archiving.

In this guide our experts look at the international requirements for compliant e-archiving and how we ensure our partners and clients remain compliant with the Sovos eArchiving solution.

Brazil Nota Fiscal eInvoicing 101

e-Invoicing and fiscal compliance mandates basics explained 

Download this ebook to:

  • Understand – The basic requirements for 2016
  • Learn – How to avoid common operational issues
  • Discover – How to reduce the cost of compliance
  • Build – A list of questions to evaluate if you have the right solution in place

Trends in E-invoicing Compliance, 10th Edition

This paper outlines in detail the global trend towards real-time tax ‘clearance’ of invoices and how this impacts businesses in their day-to-day operations and business-to-business transaction automation strategies.

Since the last edition, the trend towards compulsory transaction-oriented integration of e-business systems with public authorities has continued to accelerate. The growing consensus among e-invoicing and VAT professionals is that indirect tax controls are quickly evolving towards real-time whereby tax administrations essentially become a ‘third trading partner’ in the exchange of sales and purchasing data between suppliers and buyers.

Download this paper for our insight into how companies can ensure their push towards automation with tax administrations doesn’t end up fragmenting their digital transformation of business processes.

A Comprehensive Guide to the UK Making Tax Digital Initiative

With Making Tax Digital, the UK has set out “to become one of the most digitally advancedtax administrations in the world.” What does that mean for companies doing business there? Find out in this comprehensive guide. 

Hungary VAT Reporting

Hungary is one of several countries in Europe and beyond to have introduced technology-driven VAT compliance measures. 
 
This eBook provides an insight into Hungary’s VAT reporting regulations.

A Comprehensive Guide to Cancelling Electronic Invoices in Mexico

A major change to Mexican VAT policy took effect Nov. 1 when a new process for cancellation of electronic invoices became law. Get all the details in this definitive guide.

By the Numbers: 1099-MISC Nonemployee Compensation Reporting

This is the first in a series of reports on 1099 reporting featuring numbers not available anywhere else. In this number-filled report, discover graphics with exclusive data from Sovos on 1099-MISC nonemployee compensation reporting and understand where the future of the form lies.

A Guide to the New Complemento de Pagos in Mexican Electronic Invoicing

A mandate that requires companies to issue a supplement for the reception of payments, or Complemento para recepción de Pagos, took effect Sept. 1. The new mandate, which the Mexican tax administration (SAT) had planned on launching in January 2018 but delayed because of technical difficulties, has a major impact on payment processing and VAT calculation in Mexico.

This document is a guide to the legal and regulatory requirements of the new supplement.

Preparing SAP S/4HANA for Continuous Tax Compliance

How Tax Will Impact Key Processes in Your SAP S/4HANA Upgrade

For senior finance, IT and tax professionals, tax compliance should be a key consideration of a SAP S/4HANA implementation, a move to Central Finance, or cloud upgrade strategy. Learn how to minimize business disruption during an S/4HANA upgrade project in the wake of modern tax. 

Risky Business: How to Beat the Inefficiencies of Tax Compliance on Purchases

Americas’ SAP Users’ Group (ASUG) and Sovos worked together on survey research to understand the awareness and potential risks related to sales and use tax and how it affects the procure-to-pay (P2P) process. 

Discover where most finance, IT and procurement leaders’ processes for P2P tax compliance rely on automation vs. manual methods and learn:

  • How companies can be more assured that taxes charged on their purchases are correct.
  • How companies can reduce their risk of enduring an audit.
  • How leaders gained competitive advantage using centralized tax automation software.

 

The Dark Web: A Primer for Tax Reporting Professionals

Take a journey through the dark web and learn how to get to it, who is on it, what is available on it, how it works and how to keep your tax reporting information off of it.