Event series − VAT in ERP systems: how does it challenge IT, the Tax Administration and tax experts?

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Save the date for our upcoming series of events on VAT in ERP systems: how does it challenge IT, the Tax Administration and tax experts?

ERP systems are often not equipped to handle the complex requirements of VAT correctly, flexibly and efficiently without extra work or manual intervention.

The legal requirements are constantly changing, and on the basis of the OECD guidelines many countries are exchanging data or demanding evermore detailed information from taxpayers. Organisations are well on the way to transparency.

At these events we’ll be discussing the views of our clients, looking at the different needs of the IT and tax functions, and finally sharing some insights from the Tax Administration.

The aim of the events is to talk about experiences and needs, learn from each other, and build ‘best practice’ together. If required this dialogue can be continued afterwards within our “ITX ERP Support Community”. In the beginning, the questions and the coordination of the same language in the cooperation of the tax and IT department are at the company’s disposal. Our discussions will revolve around the issues that organisations face and creating a common language enabling the tax and IT functions to work together.

Have we piqued your interest? We look forward to welcoming you to one of our discussions.

The dates are planned as follows:

Zurich

  • Wednesday, 31 May 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Birchstrasse 160, 8050 Zurich

Berne

  • Tuesday, 6 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Bahnhofplatz 10, 3001 Berne

Geneva

  • Thursday, 15 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, Avenue Giuseppe-Motta 50, 1211 Geneva
  • This event takes place in English. To discuss your questions, local PwC colleagues will be at your disposal

Basel

  • Thursday, 22 June 2017, 4.30 pm registration / welcome drink
  • 5.00 pm start, 6.00 pm end, followed by an apéro and individual discussions and questions
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers AG, St.Jakobs-Strasse 25, 4002 Basel

The detailed programme will be published on our website www.pwc.ch/academy in the next few days.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with your usual PwC contact person or one of the experts below

Your contacts

Ilona Paakkala
Director
ITX Technology Leader
Tel. +41 58 792 42 58
paakkala.ilona@ch.pwc.com

Sandra Wirz
Senior Manager
ITX ERP Support Responsible
Tel. +41 58 792 25 32
sandra.wirz@ch.pwc.com

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Ilona Paakkala

Ilona Paakkala

Ilona Paakkala
PwC
Birchstrasse 160
Postfach, 8050 Zurich
+41 58 792 42 58

Ilona has been leading the Technology, Process and Controls (TPC) practise in PwC Switzerland as of October 2016. Prior to joining PwC Switzerland Ilona has been working in PwC Finland as of 2004 and past five years as a Tax Partner and Indirect Tax Services leader. Ilona holds a Master degree in Law from the University of Turku.

Ilona has over 15 years of experience in advising the clients on indirect tax and customs issues. Her main areas of expertise are international VAT and customs issues as well as planning of cross-border transactions and structuring of the activities internationally. As the leader of the TPC practise she has a wide knowledge of different technology solutions and tools PwC offers to its clients. Furthermore, she has a long experience in combining the possibilities of the technology and the traditional consultation to meet clients’ needs even in most complex situations.  

Ilona is a member of the PwC TPC network and she participates also in the activity of PwC’s Indirect Tax as well as Customs network.