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Data Insight Tools

Unleash tax and business intelligence from your VAT data – driving strategy, cutting tax risks and identifying major cost savings

VATCalc’s single tax engine and filing application is not just about getting your VAT or GST right in real-time. Through our Data Insight Tools –  in-app business intelligence products – it can monitor KPIs, identify risk and deliver data insight.  In addition, external tools, such as Power BI and Tableau, can be simply integrated with VATCalc should you wish to deploy your preferred solution.

Data Insight Tools bring a wealth of new business intelligence that can:

  • Eliminate risks that go undetected with manual processes
  • Help optimise VAT planning across supply chains to reduce cash losses
  • Give transparency and insights into your company’s or group’s VAT compliance position across multiple VAT registrations and recovery claims
  • Automate identification of leakage and cash-savings opportunities
  • Surface fresh insights into your business’ performance previously hidden at the transaction level, providing new perspectives for wider leadership teams

Data Insights Tools – standard and fully customisable reporting to surface new business intelligence and cash-saving opportunities

VATCalc’s Data Insight Tools and exception reporting helps to get your tax right and provide new perspectives on your company’s performance.


Customised reports can be created on a customer-by-customer basis, however, out-of-the-box, users benefit from a range of insights, including:

  1. VAT throughput calculation and monitoring
  2. VAT amount detail, including: output and input VAT; deductible VAT; reversed VAT, import and deferred VAT; instant reconciliations back to GL accounts and tax codes
  3. Trend analysis of key VAT values, including VAT position over periods to spot anomalies
  4. Bad debt relief tracking to ensure any recoverable VAT does not go amiss
  5. Tracking sales and purchase invoices to potential import documents to make sure all import VAT is recovered and cash realised
  6. Plus, much more fully customisable reporting to suit your business model

Whether trying to understand errors or exceptions in your tax data, or seeking deeper intelligence on your business’ performance from transaction data, VATCalc’s Data Insight Tools have you covered. And, as tax authorities move towards real-time data gathering, the imperative to master your data was never greater.

Contact us to learn more about data insights, and our VAT solutions.

How VAT Calc saves your business money and time

The world's only single application for VAT calculation AND filing for all businesses
1. An end to costly and protracted implementations - ready to go for any business Traditional VAT engines require a lot of manual custom rules to be created for you by tax consultants to cover the detail in the determination for your specific business model. This means months and years of frustrating and costly implementation. VAT Calc is built on the country tax laws, EU VAT Directives and global OCED guidance and so it requires only the data from the transaction to make a full and accurate calculation. This means huge time savings, reduced risk of human error and the end to expensive support and dependancy on designing and maintaining custom rules. We already have all the complexity of any use case ready-to-go out of the box: triangulation; 2021 EU ecommerce reforms; gig & sharing economy taxes; customs and warehouse exemptions and the rest of your wish list.
2. Cut in-house tax research or expensive external advice Our Calculator tool is built on all of the global tax laws - which you can modify without outside support - so every business transaction – B2B, B2C, goods or services - is already covered. You can simply modify them without IT support to your business model.
3. Save on the VAT or GST returns process with world's only single calculation and returns platform Since our VAT Calculator determination service is on the same application platform as our VAT Filer service there is no requirement for yet another system purchase, implementation and outside support. In VAT Calc invoices calculated by the Calculator can automatically post to the relevant boxes on all applicable returns in our Filer service.
4. Transparent business and audit tax defence Full details on calculations via our unique local country and EU Directive legal citation - detailing transaction type, country of taxation, exemption and any VAT registration obligations - for every transaction. Whether debating with your customers, suppliers or the tax authorities on the right invoice or return outcome, you won’t be paying too much tax anymore.
5. Save staff time on Accounts Payable invoice checks With VAT being applied by the AR or AP clerk, the in-house VAT time must spend huge amounts of their time checking the invoice’s accuracy retrospectively to avoid mis-declaration. VAT Calc returns the correct VAT treatment in real-time as the invoice is booked, freeing up the VAT team during busy filing cycles and for more strategy projects.
6. Consolidate and reduce cost for multiple accounting and tax teams and business divisions Attempting to keep track and manage VAT or GST internationally is hugely expensive and leaves the business vulnerable to errors, audits and fines. VAT Calculator enables you to centrally set the tax rules, policies and freedoms for otherwise disparate and siloed businesses within your group, and helps support remote staff with live tax automation
7. Instantly spot and correct errors Backed by VAT Calculator’s extensive automatic VAT checks, which highlight missing details which may mean an incorrect tax calculation. You can live edit these, based on VAT Calculator’s proposals from the source legislation, and ensure business processes aren’t interrupted and time lost.


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