The rise of e-invoicing

The world turns to technology to help close the VAT gap

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25 minutes


Modernising VAT & GST reporting

From the UK's Making Tax Digital, to SAF-T, e-invoice reporting and Chinese special fapiao invoices, tax authorities around the world are looking to technology to help them efficiently track tax due and reduce significant tax avoidance and evasion.

The number of countries implementing, or planning, the move to live transactional reporting is growing. Join Reece Duncan and Ulf Schmidt from Avalara as they look at the current and planned VAT digitisation regimes, from E-invoicing to real time reporting and QR codes. Taking a practical view we discuss not only the implications for tax professionals needing to stay compliant, but the technical and implementation challenges they present for businesses.

Thomas Sutter

Reece Duncan
Senior Solutions Consultant, Avalara

Reece Duncan has 11 years’ experience working with indirect tax technology and is a Senior Manager who leads the Avalara EMEA Solution Consulting team based in Brighton. 

Prior to joining Avalara Reece worked as a Senior Manager at KPMG UK focusing on indirect tax technology solutions and implementations for global customers. Reece is a Chartered Accountant and Tax-qualified graduate via the KPMG Tax Business School.

Stephen Tucker

Ulf Schmidt
Product Manager, Avalara

Ulf builds solutions for Avalara's global cloud-based e-invoicing platform. He brings 10+ years of product management experience, ranging from start-ups to enterprises. Prior to Avalara, Ulf was the Product Lead on automating Wayfair's catalog additions utilizing ML, as well as supporting global offshore operations.

Session first recorded October 2021 for Inspire, Avalara's two day virtual event.