VAT/GST compliance


VAT/GST compliance

Indirect tax

Real-time reporting requirements and increasing scrutiny from tax authorities are challenging businesses to find more efficient, automated ways to manage compliance processes across indirect taxes. These include VAT, GST, sales and use tax, multistate tax, and environmental tax.

Businesses operating in multiple jurisdictions face tremendous challenges in keeping pace with each jurisdiction’s indirect tax laws and an array of compliance and reporting requirements.

Deloitte has proven experience in helping clients establish and managing their local, regional as well as global indirect tax compliance. We have local experts in more than 150 countries and a network of specialist compliance and reporting partners and teams experienced in delivering complex global compliance services. Deloitte’s Global Tax Compliance Centers in Europe, in South America and Asia Pacific, provide consistent and efficient processing of returns across multiple jurisdictions.

Deloitte offers international indirect tax compliance outsourcing and co-sourcing services. We have established regional Indirect Tax Compliance Centers to provide consistent and efficient processing of returns across multiple jurisdictions. With the experience and ability to deliver around the globe and the innovative application of technology, Deloitte offers a  range of highly efficient compliance outsourcing and co-sourcing solutions. So whether you need to file only one or over 1,000 returns, Deloitte can help you.

Our services include:

Recurring compliance services

  • Preparation and submission of VAT/, GST, Intrastat and other indirect tax returns
  • Review of compliance data and quality checks
  • Assistance with tax audits and compliance related questions raised by the tax authorities
  • Fiscal representation services

Indirect Tax Recovery

  • Recovery of local and foreign VAT using automated technology solution, Revatic Smart

Indirect tax management and compliance automation

  • Deloitte Tax Insight
  • Deloitte Smart: Deloitte’s VAT reporting engine integrated with 3rd party solutions
  • Indirect Tax Data Analytics

Compliance related (advisory) services

  • VAT/GST registrations and de-registrations
  • Co-ordination of insourcing, outsourcing, co-sourcing of international indirect tax compliance
  • Review of invoicing requirements, VAT/GST rates, etc.
  • Transaction and invoice flow mappings
  • Reconciliations
  • Shared service center design, compliance model implementation

Post-merger compliance integration services

  • Strategic review of current and post-merger organizational structure, resourcing levels, technology, tax reporting cycle and stakeholders
  • Strategic VAT/GST advice, guidance and assistance with post-merger integration

Indirect tax compliance risk reviews

  • Strategic review of current organizational structure, resourcing levels, technology, tax reporting cycle and both internal and external stakeholders

Compliance program development (training, organization design, policy and procedures) and reviews

  • Support internal compliance program design
  • Advise on global compliance organizational structure
  • Create global and local specific technical and compliance manuals
  • Develop tailored standard operating procedures
  • Review / benchmark of global compliance programs

Indirect tax compliance training and knowledge management

  • Design and implement tailored training programs
  • Develop training courses on multi-jurisdictional VAT/GST regulations
  • Legislative updates

Government relations support

  • Support clients with engaging/liaising with government authorities
  • Strategic advice, guidance and assistance with local VAT/GST audits by tax authorities

Other indirect tax compliance requirements

  • Insurance premium taxes: compliance and related compliance advisory
  • Other local taxes, such as environmental taxes, energy taxes, medical device taxes, local statistical reporting requirements, etc.


For more information, please contact us


Jan De Clercq

Jan De Clercq


Jan De Clercq is a tax partner within our Tax Management Consulting Practice. He is based in the Netherlands after working both in the US firm (San Francisco/New York) and the Global Tax Center in Bru... More

Rogier Vanhorick

Rogier Vanhorick


Rogier is Deloitte Global Leader - EMEA Indirect Tax and heads the Indirect Tax practice for Deloitte Netherlands. Based in Rotterdam and with over 19 years general indirect tax experience, Rogier ass... More