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Latin America in Focus – May 2017

Staying ahead of cross-border operations

Latin America's emergence as a world market has been, and continues to be, accompanied by an upsurge in the complexity of laws, regulations, and practices impacting cross-border operations throughout the region. Latin America in Focus shares the latest developments with consequences for the region's tax, legal, and overall business environment—developments that businesses and individuals with investments in Latin America cannot afford to ignore.

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In this issue: Focus on technology

Feature topic

Tax technology trends in Latin America

The tax authorities are investing heavily in technology and analytics. They are building their own teams and acquiring science technology engineering to create mass capabilities, and at the same time, working with technology vendors. Read full interview.

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Tax technology & compliance

A recent survey conducted by Deloitte Brazil indicated that companies operating in Brazil need to have a clear understanding of the processes and operations relevant to their tax obligations, including the ongoing reporting of certain information.

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Effect of changes in technology on tax compliance

Tax authorities are using technology to gather and analyze more information, and taxpayers must be prepared for the consequences. 

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Costa Rica

Tax Connected: Automating compliance preparation

Deloitte Costa Rica has designed a software solution that helps address the challenges and complexities of preparing corporate tax forms.

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Companies dealing with the automation challenge

Many companies in Latin America are still trying to decide whether they need to automate. This dilemma arises from the fact that documenting customs trade-related activities historically has been a manual process. Read full interview.  See the highlight video below:

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Latin America technology impact on US multinationals

Many tax authorities in the region have been the first to adopt technology into the tax compliance and auditing process and changes are happening rapidly.

Outsourcing, shared services, and the future of your tax department 

With tax departments facing formidable changes on the regulatory front and within their own businesses, it’s difficult to imagine long-term success without making fundamental changes to their operating models. Outsourcing and global business services likely will play a pivotal role in implementing those changes.  

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Other topics of interest

New rules call for new actions: Tax authority mandates drive disruptive change

Governments around the world are harnessing innovative technologies that involve the digital collection and analysis of tax data. Governments are going digital at a rapid pace, and companies have no choice but to match this pace of change and comply or face stiff penalties.

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Contact us

For more information, please contact Americas Tax & Legal.

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Note: Latin America in Focus is not intended to be an inclusive update for all Latin America countries, but rather features key developments in the countries covered.

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