Getting Towards An End-to-End Technology Solution on VAT for Europe

April 7, 2021

Getting towards an end-to-end technology solution on VAT for Europe – A Case Study with ZERO Vat for Merchants/Platforms.

By offering a ‘single source of data’ and linking it with a ‘single source of information’, modern tax technology is not far away from being implemented. TPA and its network partners highlight the latest insights into the dashboarding of your ‘building blocks for tax’ in such a manner that all stakeholders get their insights at the right time and with the relevant variables.

Since VAT is the frontrunner on tax technology and digital transformation of tax workflows, this session of the ‘building blocks for tax’ will be fully dedicated to the latest VAT technology solutions in the EU.


As a VAT technology partner of TPA – eClear is showcasing their database solution VAT Rules which gives you the ‘right’ answer for VAT and customs treatment in European countries on a ‘real time’ base; directly connected and on-demand available via easy to integrate pre-built plugins to your ERP/shop system/ marketplaces. By pre-assigning millions of physical products sold through merchants/platforms across the EU, the machine learning applied does give you the proper treatment for your product master data. Once assigned, your inventory is permanently linked and is automatically kept up to date regarding applicable VAT rates and Customs tariffs all over Europe. This functionality feeds directly into your shop checkout process allowing to always display the right VAT rate and Customs tariff to your customer. On top of that, eClear provides a solution disrupting the concept of VAT returns itself for cross-border BCB eCommerce business – end-to-end full-service clearing solution resulting in 0% VAT liability and 0% audit risk for merchants. 

R7 by Cygnet Infotech

Connections with other VAT technology – like the R7 tool by Cygnet – is shown by linking the data/invoices generated into a general ledger/cost center environment to be extracted and cleaned-up – i.e., cross referenced to various data sources – which after all VAT relevant datasets are being accumulated, lead to the relevant input fields for your VAT returns. Subsequent conversion into XML and filing to the digital mailbox of tax authorities, with hardly any human intervention, would be the target of all international businesses doing cross border transactions. In addition, a few slides will be sped on the global mobile compliance tracker, a so-called ‘single source of information’ which allows local finance and local compliance to stick to the production calendars of VAT, excise and duties reporting on a timely base, with the lead compliance being able to change the ‘internal deadlines’ and/or ‘the capacity planning’ on 1 or more output with 3 clicks on their mobile. In other words, the compliance tracker offers you ‘actionable insights’.

As you can see from the start of the webinar series ‘building blocks for tax’, the tools and connections between them are becoming more realistic by the day. By keeping your ‘building blocks’ approach, while taking the ‘inspire people, determine the right process and select the proper technology as facilitator’ as your guidance on each of you tax technology projects, you will drive success into your organization. After all, tax wants to be(come) the co-pilot to your business and – by a data driven approach to taxation – allow you to perform your in-house services on a ‘real-time’ base. 


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