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ALIGN TECHNOLOGY: Senior VAT Compliance Analyst


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Join a team that is changing millions of lives. Transforming smiles. Transforming lives. Transforming an industry. At Align Technology, we believe a great smile can transform a person’s life, so we create technology that gives people the confidence to take on whatever’s next. We revolutionized the orthodontic industry with the introduction of the Invisalign system, and we have never lost sight of that spirit of innovation. Our teams are constantly pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. Continue reading


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ITALY: News on mandatory e-invoicing regime and other VAT compliance obligations


Following to the approval of the Financial Law 2018, starting from 1 January 2019, a mandatory electronic invoicing obligation will be in place for the supplies of goods or services carried out between subjects that are resident, established or VAT registered in Italy.

The e-invoicing obligation is aimed, on one hand, to spread the digital culture among the companies and, on the other hand, to prevent the tax evasion and VAT fraud. Continue reading


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E-learning Module: VAT for Accounts Payable


Provide key learning to your Accounts Payable staff on the basics of Value Added Tax (VAT) concepts and principles to reduce errors made on invoice processing and aid VAT compliance

Understanding the basics of Value Added Tax (VAT) is fundamental to anyone working in the accounts payable function. Continue reading


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VAT compliance: The impact on business and how technology can help


How is modern technology affecting VAT compliance?

As the world becomes more connected and the digital economy comes of age through mobile technology, cloud computing, business intelligence and real time reporting, we see an increasing number of tax authorities and businesses around the world adopting or reforming their VAT compliance systems to take advantage of the opportunities afforded by technological developments. Continue reading


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France – fiscal representative for non EU companies


The changes introduced by the French Finance Bill 2012 include some welcomed simplification measures concerning the tax representation of non-EU companies in France. Until the end of 2012 appointing tax representatives was mandatory for non-EU companies for VAT registration, VAT compliance and for obtaining VAT refunds in France. As of 1 January 2013 using tax representatives for companies established outside the European Union, with which France has a legal mutual assistance agreement is no longer required. Continue reading