The revised 2009 Tax Compliance Country Guide is now available and includes updates for France & Germany. The purpose of the Country Guide is to enable users of Ariba Supplier Network and Ariba Invoice to easily determine how electronic invoicing regulations impact Tax/VAT compliance operations, and to demonstrate and document the process flows and specific ways in which the Ariba Solution conforms to these regulations - a paperless, dematerialized approach to the entire invoice process. This document summarizes information collected by Ariba. As with the previous version, these updates were written and signed by KPMG. The "sign-off" by local tax KPMG expert is included at the end of each country specific chapter. We have now made 13 country specific updates or additions in calendar year 2009.
Ariba continues to get positive feedback from customers regarding our country guide and process for helping assess compliance. In a recent customer-specific assessment of the Ariba eInvoicing solution for tax compliance in the UK and Germany; the Deloitte assessment team commented that Ariba's Country Guide would save them a lot of time in completing their evaluation and they seemed to be putting a lot of weight on the individual country signatures by KPMGs local Tax consultants.
Respected tax consulting firms and tax experts continue review and provide Ariab with advise on paperless eInvoing in Germany. We now have advice from the following:
- Stefan Engel-Flechsig Legal Counsel & Chairman of CEN/ISSS Workshop on e-invoices
- PwC as a result of a customer-specific audit last year
- KPMG with as shown in this update in the country guide
- and soon to be... Deloitte with the latest audit in progress
and the results are always the same.... Ariba is the best kept secret for compliant, paperless invoicing in the EU!