VAT Talks - Antonino Caccamo

Introduction In this episode of VAT Talks we have the honour to speak with Antonino Caccamo who is CTO and co-founder of A-Cube API, an Italian e-invoicing service provider. Previously A-Cube and summitto launched a pilot, showing that summitto’s TX++ could be integrated as corner 5 in a Peppol CTC model. Continue reading to learn more about the Italian e-invoicing system and the Peppol network, and why we should “embrace the revolution” according to Antonino!

VAT Talks - Nazar Paradivskyy

Introduction In this episode of VAT Talks we have the honour to speak with Nazar Paradivskyy who is VP Regulatory Affairs at Pagero and CTC Community leader at the OpenPeppol organisation. Therefore Nazar is the perfect person to discuss the latest developments regarding Peppol and CTC. In the article he explains the benefits of e-invoicing and why it is so important for governments to include businesses in discussions around CTC.

VAT Talks - Aiki Kuldkepp

Introduction Real-time reporting and digital reporting requirements are advancing all over Europe. We discuss these developments with international indirect tax specialist Aiki Kuldkepp. Aiki has an astonishing career in the world of taxation and currently holds the position of senior manager at Grant Thornton. Come join us in a discussion about the future of VAT in Europe and how technology can help. Aiki is convinced that the “modernisation of reporting systems will help to increase the trust between member states” but she’s also aware of the difficulty of harmonising national DDRs in the EU.

VAT Talks - Luciana Marques Vieira da Silva Oliveira

Introduction In this episode of VAT talk, we discuss the VAT system in Brazil with Luciana Marques Vieira da Silva Oliveira. Come discover with us how the Brazilian VAT ecosystem works and the benefits produced by the introduction of a real-time reporting system. Luciana advises European countries which still do not have introduced a real-time reporting system to “think of a collective, integrated solution that uses the most modern technology”.

VAT Talks - Jānis Taukačs

Introduction We’re starting the new year with a very exciting episode of VAT Talks as we had the honour to speak with Jānis Taukačs! Jānis is Partner at the Latvian Law Firm Sorainen, part of the EU VAT Club and has its own podcast Tax Stories. As Latvia is planning to introduce e-invoicing in 2025, it’s an excellent time to have a discussion with Jānis about Latvian VAT. Jānis gives valuable insights into the Latvian VAT landscape and provides his view about developments regarding real-time reporting on the EU level.

VAT Talks - Roland Ismer

Image: WiSo Nürnberg, FAU Introduction In this episode of VAT talks, we speak with Roland Ismer, tax law professor at the university of Erlangen-Nuremberg and one of the most prominent VAT specialists in Germany. With Roland, we analyse the latest developments connected to VAT and real-time reporting in Europe and Germany, where the new government coalition led by chancellor Olaf Scholz is planning to introduce a VAT reporting system. Come discover with us his view on data protection and the concept of balance between the interests of a functioning tax administration and those of the taxpayers.

VAT Talks - Rufino de la Rosa

Introduction We are extremely proud that in this episode of VAT Talks we spoke with one of the fathers of the first real-time reporting system in the European Union, Rufino de la Rosa. After setting up the Suministro de Información Inmediata (SII), Rufino is now Partner Global Compliance and Reporting at EY. During the interview we discussed the main functionalities of the SII, why the Spanish tax authority decided to implement such a system and how the implementation process looked like.

VAT Talks - Tiina Ruohola

Introduction In this week’s blog post, we had the pleasure to discuss VAT with Tiina Ruohola. Tiina is Senior Adviser Indirect Taxes at EK - Confederation of Finnish Industries and in that capacity also member of the VAT Expert Group. Learn everything about e-invoicing in Finland and what she believes is a correct balance regarding data sharing with the tax authority. She rightfully states that “all information required should always be reasonable and actually used, not just collected.

The advantages of real-time reporting through the eyes of the experts

Introduction Real-time reporting is picking up pace in more and more countries in order to reduce VAT fraud and increase compliance. In our previous blog posts, we have highlighted many benefits of real-time reporting for businesses and tax authorities. This time, we want to take a different approach: we ask VAT experts. Through our VAT talks, we have collected an incredible amount of precious information on real-time reporting developments, ways of implementation, its benefits and its weaknesses.

VAT Talks - Raul Zambrano & Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas

Introduction In this episode of VAT Talks we discuss VAT with Raul Zambrano (Director of Technical Assistance and Technology of the Inter-American Center of Tax Administrations at CIAT) and Vinicius Pimentel de Freitas (Tax Auditor of the State of Rio Grande do Sul (Brazil) and Coordinator of the Brazilian Electronic Invoice programs). Both are experts regarding the various implementations of e-invoicing/real-time reporting in Latin America. Raul and Vinicius first of all emphasise that e-invoicing systems in Latin America “require sending information directly to the tax administration”.