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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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Blockchain will change the VAT world like no other technology before – what do you need to know


Blockchains are transparent and decentralised way of recording lists of transactions. Their best-known use is for digital currencies such as Bitcoin. The value of Bitcoin increased remarkably since it was launched and ceiling has not been achieved yet. There are many different ways of using blockchains to create new currencies. Hundreds of such currencies have been created in the past and new coming regulary into the market. Continue reading


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Tax as a critical component in every Finance transformation


PwC Washington DC shoot. Stairwell inside The Capitol, adjacent to the Capitol Visitor Center.I would like to inform you about our next webcast regarding Tax as a critical component in every Finance transformation:

In today’s environment, tax and finance functions are facing increasing challenges which require a fundamental re-evaluation of operations, processes, technology and personnel. Continue reading


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TCS – the fast pragmatic help which let us down


586266_web_R_by_Dominik Pöpping_pixelio.deI don’t really like driving. For me the car is a means in order to get from one point to another. If the price allows, I will for sure be one of the first ones, who buys an automatically steered car.

I am pretty sure that afterwards these automats will spread very fast. Because the insurance premiums for men-steered cars will rise into the sky and will economically force people to stop driving themselves. Continue reading


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PwC Tax Technology Fair 2015


The challenges faced by tax and finance departments have been growing for years. More efficient processes and technological solutions can help you rise to these challenges.  However, it can be difficult to keep track of the developments in best practices and IT solutions and to understand the benefits they can bring to your organisation.

PwC is organising a Tax Technology Fair, which will take place on 15 September 2015, which will give you a comprehensive overview of the latest developments to enable you in your day-to-day business of managing tax.  A number of market leading PwC professionals and IT vendor representatives will make live presentations on their respective technologies and applications. During the event, you will be able to compare solutions and speak with solution providers directly about your questions and issues in one to one sessions. The PwC Tax Technology Fair is a great opportunity to discover how the latest solutions can benefit your organisation and to share experience with the people who face the same issues as you.

Please click here to open the invitation to get more informations about the venue and programme.


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PwC – Reshaping the Tax Function of the Future


The world is changing at a very high speed. Basics, which were valid yesterday, will become obsolete tomorrow. Rarely does a day pass without an article about taxes appearing in one of the world’s leading newspapers – and, more often today than in the past, these articles appear on the front pages of these newspapers. This is a sign of the ever-increasing impact of taxes in our world today. Continue reading


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Technology again


Maren Bessler pixelioOur office building is basically a high security building where no unauthorised person has access. This is not an exception nowadays but standard with international companies. The security requirements and provisions are high during the week and on weekends almost insuperable. Continue reading