Covid-19 has led to unprecedented levels of public spending. To make up the shortfall in their balance sheets, governments have, really, two options: increase VAT rates or improve VAT collection. Gartner estimates that by 2030, 60% of countries worldwide will have implemented Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC). And the consequences for non-compliance are huge.
With real-time reporting, there’s no time to wait for processes and controls to fix errors that happen in reporting cycles. It’s essential that all of the tax-relevant information in invoices is correct the first time.
Starbucks has an incredibly complex business model, and each step has specific tax requirements. Originally, there was no centralized tax system in place, and Starbucks was relying heavily on manual processes. The sheer scale and complexity of the business caused Starbucks to realize that manual processes were putting them at risk and hampering business growth.
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