Indirect taxation

We help companies optimise the effects of indirect taxation on business and increase the efficiency of cash flow management. Our goal is to avoid needless final tax losses. We investigate and optimise the effects of taxation in different industries, including those where value-added taxation forms an expense, such as in financing, insurance, and real estate business, and in social and health operations.

At the international level various states use a value-added taxation system, while some countries are only preparing to implement one. It is possible to run into questions about, for example, how to monitor changes in value-added taxation and other similar taxes on consumption in different countries, how to ensure correct practices in different countries, and where to find assistances for tax inspections and complaint processes.

Our value-added taxation services include:

  • VAT mappings and instructions
  • managing value-added taxation in ERP systems
  • managing value-added taxation in projects
  • trainings tailored for your needs
  • corporate restructuring, logistics, and foreign operations
  • cash flow optimisation
  • tax audits, precedents and complaints
  • influencing legislation
  • system inspection and SOX inspections
  • customs planning
  • excise and energy taxation.

VAT mapping

Aiming for efficient and economical value-added taxation management?

Our VAT mapping helps you form an overview of the VAT practices and management at your company. The mapping, tailored for your company’s needs, helps identify possible VAT risks and targets for savings. The extent and targets of VAT mapping are agreed upon together according to your company’s needs. Mappings can be carried out flexibly per concern, company, branch, function, or product.

The benefits of VAT mapping:

  • a clearer overall picture of your company’s value-added taxation management
  • better control of VAT risks
  • turn efficiency losses of value-added taxation into savings
  • controlled value-added taxation of foreign operations and projects
  • unified VAT processing of purchase and sales invoices in the entire company
  • an accounting system that supports proper tax procedures
  • a clear picture of compliance with regulations and VAT reporting.

VAT mapping can concern e.g. the following sectors:

  • value-added taxation of goods and services flows
  • value-added taxation in the accounting system
  • proper application of deduction rights and limitations
  • value-added taxation of properties
  • value-added taxation of international operations and projects.

Data analysis to increase the efficiency of VAT processing

Our data analyses help you understand your company’s VAT status, minimise cashflow tied to VAT, and identify risks and opportunities.

We use opportunity analysis to identify the amount of nondeductible and overpaid VAT, and risk analysis to identify deviations in VAT processing and ensure that controls are sufficient.

We use analysis measuring cash flow and process efficiency to make sure that accounting processes are efficient, releasing capital needlessly tied to VAT to be used in other business operations.

Contact us

Maarit Pokkinen

Maarit Pokkinen

Partner, Indirect Tax Services Leader, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 (0)20 787 7864

Juha Laitinen

Juha Laitinen

Partner, Tax Services, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 (0)20 787 7409

Kaisa Lamppu

Kaisa Lamppu

Partner, Indirect Taxation, PwC Finland

Tel: +358 (0)20 787 7754

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