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Electronic Determination for Tax Authorities: A New Era for Tax and VAT returns

 Posted by Tony Bowers

 Tuesday 29 March 2022

The manner in which businesses and tax authorities interact is changing. There is an increasing global trend of taxation authorities seeking to collect information from businesses’ ERP solutions and other internal core systems in real-time by electronic means. We look at changing requirements to electronically submit company VAT returns....



VAT determination : Native, Add-on or Tax Engine?

 Posted by Tony Bowers

 Thursday 17 February 2022

The last few years have seen an increase in tax complexity across almost all global markets. VAT determination is an important tax compliance pillar that multinational companies tackle before addressing other priorities. We compare four alternatives that businesses use for SAP VAT determination....



Who Is My Legal Customer For VAT Purposes?

 Posted by Tony Bowers

 Friday 17 September 2021

Every sales order in SAP contains four (or more) partner-functions. If left to it's own devices, standard SAP may identify the wrong partner as your legal customer for VAT purposes. This can lead to non-compliance and often goes silently unnoticed until your VAT inspector raises an assessment including penalties....


Streams: VAT in SAP/ERP


Automate SAP VAT determination and keep up with business and legislative changes

 Posted by Tony Bowers

 Tuesday 10 August 2021

Meridian's SAP Add-on ensures all VAT determination is accurate and up to date in response to business and legislative changes....


Tagged: SAP VAT Reasons
Streams: VAT in SAP/ERP


VAT automation in times of restructuring

 Posted by Tony Bowers

 Friday 11 June 2021

We look at how companies in the process of restructuring should continue to consider VAT automation improvements to their ERP. In most cases risks associated with VAT determination will increase with restructuring, often including headcount losses and change of processes. ...



Using US tax engines in Europe

 Posted by Tony Bowers

 Wednesday 28 April 2021

Some international clients may have a view that their European VAT determination needs can be met by the same tax engine that they use in the US. The US Tax engine’s European capabilities may have been sold strongly by the vendor . However, for many European clients, this may not be the best option . ...


Streams: EU VAT Updates


Navigating the complexities of EU VAT triangulation

 Posted by Tony Bowers

 Monday 12 April 2021

Many multi-national companies operating across the EU make use of the “triangulation simplification”. This removes the burden to VAT register in different Member States into which goods are delivered. EU VAT triangulation rules are not straightforward; yet the legal and practical impact can be significant....


Streams: EU VAT Updates


Meridian VAT Add-on certified for SAP S/4HANA

 Posted by Adam Smith

 Wednesday 10 March 2021

Meridian VAT Add-on 7.55 for SAP S/4HANA has been certified for deployment on SAP S/4HANA 2020 via the SAP integration scenario ABAP Add-On Deployment for SAP S/4HANA. ...



Do you manually change SAP VAT characteristics of sales orders ?

 Posted by Nazar Zaidi

 Wednesday 03 March 2021

Find out how you can run a control report that will show exactly what manual changes were made to tax relevant fields in an SAP sales order. ...



Using Condition Records to manage EU VAT complexity in SAP

 Posted by Nazar Zaidi

 Tuesday 16 February 2021

Standard SAP cannot determine the VAT treatment for many types of complex EU transactions in an automated and compliant way. To mitigate this, businesses often develop bespoke access sequences together with a complex set of condition records in order to try and derive a complex VAT decision. ...


Streams: VAT in SAP/ERP


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