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Webinar: Tax engines - An essential tech for EU and global organisations

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ITR and Thomson Reuters hosted a webinar on April 28 to share insights into how tax engines can help businesses meet the needs in an increasingly complex tax environment.



Organisations need to meet the challenge of the increasingly complex global tax environment such as VAT, GST, and global sales and use taxes and how they impact the compliance process.

An esteemed panel of experts discuss the challenges facing tax professionals, how it relates to technology and more specifically, tax engines, and practical steps they need to secure for buy-in and deployment.

Watch the webinar to find out about:

  • The changing regulatory landscape and meeting indirect tax obligations

  • The rationale and principles of a tax engine

  • How to secure buy-in of key stakeholders

  • The US HQs factors when considering tax engines in an EU office

  • Considerations and practical tips for successful tax engine deployment



Laurence Pollinsky

Senior solution architect

Thomson Reuters


Laurence Pollinsky is a senior solution architect, within the Solution Consulting Team for Thomson Reuters.

Laurence’s role is to understand customers’ business requirements so he can recommend the appropriate solution to meet both their strategic and immediate business goals. In addition, he also channels client feedback to development teams for inclusion in product roadmaps, as he also has the responsibility of working with these teams to introduce new innovations within the Indirect applications for the ONESOURCE platform.

Laurence started his career as an engineer developing software. He later become a consultant engineer working across multiple business verticals before he specialised in pre-sales within the finance sector. He received his postgraduate diploma in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Bradford University and undergraduate diploma from London Metropolitan University.



Juergen Wendel

Tax process owner and technologist

HP Inc


Juergen Wendel is an experienced manager in transacting tax operations and tax process and design, SAP and other ERPs, business process outsourcing and automation. He is a global owner for HP Inc's finance shared services indirect tax processes.


Michiel Ruys

Associate partner

Indirect tax technology, EY


Michiel Ruys is an associate partner at EY. For more than a decade, his primary focus relates to assisting clients during large scale finance transformation projects and the implementation of indirect tax requirements into ERP and tax technology solutions.

Together with his team, Michiel supports clients during tax ERP integration projects going from tax requirement gathering, software evaluation, business case, system review/optimisation, sharing best practices to integrating tax in the full ERP implementation and VAT compliance cycle - including tax engine integration.





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