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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. Continue reading


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DO NOT FORGET: Webcast: Data Analytics for Indirect Tax (ITX): Your Journey to Advanced Analytics


Webcast: Data Analytics for Indirect Tax (ITX)

Please join our Webcast next Tuesday where we will consider on the following Topics: Continue reading


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


I would like to invite you to the next webcast in the PwC Indirect Tax Data Analytics series.

Data Analytics for Indirect Tax (ITX): Your Journey to Advanced Analytics
Latest trends in VAT fraud detection and Blockchain

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World Wide VAT 2017 – The international VAT forum


About the event

Seven years ago, we launched our World Wide VAT forum with the aim of providing our clients with insights on the latest global trends in indirect taxation (VAT/GST/sales tax/excise taxes) and creating a platform where international business people dealing with the same indirect tax issues can meet. Continue reading


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EU – European Commission launches public consultation on the fight against VAT fraud


The European Commission has launched a public consultation on the fight against VAT fraud and administrative cooperation in the area of VAT. The consultation stems directly from the Commission’s VAT Action Plan, in which addressing the VAT gap and tackling VAT fraud received prominent attention. Continue reading


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Italy – e-invoice VAT assessments as from 1 of January 2017


PwC_Rep_Italy_Rome_MB_005.jpgItaly is to offer a voluntary e-invoice/e-reporting regime to tax payers from 1 January 2017 also for B2B and B2C transactions (indeed, a similar system is already in place for B2G transaction). The measure is designed to reduce VAT fraud and simplify reporting. According to the Legislative Decree no. 127/2015, new rules related to business-to-business e-invoicing and e-Submission will apply. Continue reading


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UK – HMRC to introduce new penalties for even unknown involvement in VAT fraud


Tower Bridge in London28 of September HM revenue and Customs (HMRC) published consultation about new penalties regime for participation in VAT fraud. If the government decides to proceed it will be included in Finance Bill 2017. Based on HMRCHMR experience the vast majority of customers meet their obligations. Penalties are only applied to a small minority of taxpayers. The penalty regime has to encourage compliance and prevent non-compliance. There is no objective to raise revenue with penalties. Penalties should be proportionate to the offence and may take into account past behaviour however consistent and standardised approach has to be applied. Penalties are designed in the way that compliant customers are in a better position than the non-compliant customers therefore penalties have to be a real threat. Continue reading