Michaela Merz


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Turkey – Electronic Transformation


Turkish Tax Authorities have an ambitious plan to shift paper obligations to electronic format.

Tax Authorities have made clear that there is no time to lose in the implementation of their ambitious electronic transformation plan. Continue reading


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India – The Government confirmed the introduction of GST as from 01 July and finalises pending rules


After the end of the seventeenth meeting of the GST Council, the Government has categorically reiterated the introduction of GST from 01 July.

Considering the preparedness of the Industry, the GST Council has relaxed the return filing timelines for the first two months after the introduction of GST. The GST Council also finalised five sets of rules (except e-way bills) and the rate of tax on lottery, in addition to amending the rate of tax for the hospitality industry. Continue reading


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China – Compliance


Chinese tax authorities is using technology to improve the efficiency of VAT collection and management – Are you ready for this?

China managed VAT by invoice, therefore VAT invoice management is a key point, and the Chinese tax authorities have been using information technology on VAT collection and management. Continue reading


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Recorded version: Webcast: Data Analytics for Indirect Tax (ITX): Your Journey to Advanced Analytics


The Webinar on Data Analytics for Indirect Tax (ITX) took place end of May.
If you didn’t had the chance to participate, please find HERE the recorded version of this Webinar.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.


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India – The Government reduces tax rate on 66 items, increases the composition limit from INR 5 million to INR 7.5 million, and finalises accounts and records rules


The Government reduces tax rate on 66 items, increases the composition limit from INR 5 million to INR 7.5 million, and finalises accounts and records rules.

In brief
At its sixteenth meeting, the GST Council decided to reduce the tax rates on 66 items out of the 133 items for which it had received representations. Continue reading


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Robotic Process Automation: The next step in our Tax Function of the Future journey


Robotic Process Automation (RPA) continues to evolve with new emerging trends and greater impact to the tax function and its processes. RPA can have a significant impact on a Tax organization as a result of its ability to reduce cost and re-direct focus on activities that create value and job satisfaction.

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