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

Register Online to 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:


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 has been published on our website www.pwc.ch/vat-erp. We are looking forward to your registration.

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
ITX Technology Leader
Tel. +41 58 792 42 58

Sandra Wirz
Senior Manager
ITX ERP Support Responsible
Tel. +41 58 792 25 32

The Philippines – the gateway to South East Asia


The Philippines is among the world’s most promising emerging economies– and it is the top provider of shared services centres, call centres and process outsourcing facilities! The new free trade agreement between EFTA and the Philippines will take effect in 2017. And the country’s new leader regularly makes the global headlines.

Will the new government impact a 15-year-old success story that has catapulted the Philippines to becoming a global player in the digital economy? Will new policies and areas of economic focus like the ‘farm to table’ industries help support investment and boost exports of Swiss technologies such as machinery and equipment? Join our tailor made business mission to find the answers to the questions that are relevant to your company.

Experts on Switzerland and the Philippines at PwC will put you in contact with local economic experts, business players, relevant institutions, government officials and decision-makers. Visits to the Swiss embassy in Manila, branches of international companies already established in the Philippines and B2B with business allied with the Philippine-Swiss Business Council will enable you to gain valuable experience and insights into good practice from local entrepreneurs, identify concrete business opportunities, and familiarise yourself with the relevant regulatory frameworks and how to kick-off successful market entry. You’ll also be able to get an idea of what services you can expect from government agencies and PwC.

Form your own impression of the Philippines as a promising gateway from Europe to Southeast Asia and back − and register now!


Dates: Sunday, 12 March 2017 to Wednesday 15 March 2017
Invitation: Please find here the invitation.
Programme: Here you can find further information about the trip.
Travel and accommodation: Please find here some travel and hotel options.

Europe’s tax world in turbulent times

Come and discuss the impact of BEPS-inspired measures in the DACH Region


Date: Wednesday 8 June 2016

Time: 13:30 to 18:30, followed by an apéro riche

Venue: Hotel Marriott Zürich


Online registration


As if times weren’t tough enough just doing business, companies are now faced with a reshuffled deck in terms of tax treatment. In this respect, we invite you to attend our next International Tax Services (ITS) workshop on 8 June 2016 – we’ll take an in-depth look at the latest developments on the European fiscal front, focusing in particular on their impact on the tax legislation in the DACH region.

After setting the scene with an update on Europe’s efforts to generate tax revenue, we’ll delve into the key influences BEPS is likely to have on your company in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Afterwards, you will have the opportunity to directly discuss your personal questions in separate country workshop sessions.

The PwC International Tax Services Event is an ideal venue for coming to grips with those tax developments. So take this opportunity to rise to the challenge, meet our international tax experts and expand your network.


Full programme available here.


Data Classification & DLP

SIG – “must attend” event for all security professionals!

Meet with and be inspired by professionals who face a similar set of challenges as you are. Share strategies for mitigating the most current information security threats. A friendly, relaxed and professional atmosphere will ensure that you leave this event with a new wealth of trust-based contacts and tangible takeaways.

Join us on the 3rd of May 2016 at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Basel for the “Data Classification & DLP” event and earn 2 CPE (Continuous Professional Education).


Please find the full programme and additional information on the participating presentators here.


If you have a XING account don’t wait and register here. If you don’t have or don’t like to have a XING account, just send us an email to info@sig-switzerland.ch.

Event – Taxmarc: your cure for the SAP VAT headache

Handling VAT isn’t getting any easier. As if it wasn’t hard enough to ensure the compliant tax classification of transactions, you also have to enter them in SAP. Given that SAP’s tax determination logic was developed 30 years ago at a time when the legislation governing cross-border transactions was far less complex and the reporting requirements a lot less comprehensive, it is no wonder this is a headache for many of our clients.

At our half-day seminar on 21 April we want to show you PwC’s cure for the SAP VAT headache. Our new technology solution, the Taxmarc add-on for SAP, enables you to deal with the problems efficiently in a language users understand.

We will be showing you how you can use Taxmarc to automate your VAT determination and processes and overcome the potential limitations of your SAP system. Among other things you will learn

  • How to automate (complex) incoming and outgoing VAT transactions in your SAP system
  • How to establish an integrated control framework to check whether the VAT treatment of each individual transaction is correct and consistent
  • How to establish and change the tax codes (including extension of tax codes to three characters) flexibly
  • How to handle your VAT, European Sales List and Intrastat reporting efficiently
  • How to use tax data for analytics and controlling purposes.

The seminar is geared to tax and VAT managers, finance function representatives responsible for VAT, and IT people responsible for SAP maintenance and configuration – so as well as a chance to talk to PwC’s VAT and SAP specialists, this will also be a great opportunity to network with your peers.

Thursday, 21 April 2016
8 am to 1 pm

PwC Zurich I Birchstrasse 160 I 8050 Zurich
Map & directions

Reserve your seat as soon as possible by registering here.

If you have any further questions regarding the event, please do not hesitate to contact Demet Koç.