Tax Stories
Tax Stories
Thomas Hoppe (Schwarz Group, GER) - TaxPunk Taxpeditions

Thomas Hoppe (Schwarz Group, GER) - TaxPunk Taxpeditions

Thomas Hoppe is a head of indirect taxation at Schwarz Group (Lidl/Kaufland). He is a co-host of TaxPunk podcast where he talks about makers and users of tax tech tools.

In the Tax Stories podcast (ep.55) we discussed:

  • triathlon;

  • the book recommendation - Taxtopia by an anonymous Rebel Accountant;

  • TaxPunk video-podcast (in German) - with people who do and use tax tech;

  • - tax IT tools data base (300+ tax IT solutions listed, mostly related to VAT and other taxes, but also regarding, e.g., audit management);

  • what technologies tax authorities are using;

  • beer tasting and its link to characterisation of the podcast guest;

  • CBAM EU regulation IT solutions;

  • blockchain solutions in tax practice;

  • generative AI (ChatGPT);

  • WTS & PSP with a support by Schwarz Group are creating a safe environment where one may ask specific tax questions and get reliable answers without a risk of sensitive data made publicly available, hopefully available within the next months;

  • Taxpeditions to Taxonia, Vatistan (where VAT is a dominant type of tax and there is no cash in order to get rid of VAT fraud), Dutyland, Exciseland and GenAIsia, where Thomas in his articles (in a German magazine REthinking Tax) travels into the future and explores what the relations to taxpayers and tax authorities might look like; for example, will tax consultants be needed, if online real time tax reporting is implemented everywhere, is TP needed then?;

  • what is the most challenging part of working inhouse of a multinational company;

  • what is the advice of Thomas to external tax advisors – what should they do to serve their clients better.

Tax Stories
Tax Stories
Life stories of people dealing with tax, from all over the world. Stories for, about and by businesses, fraudsters, judges, attorneys-at-law, prosecutors, authorities, politicians, professors, writers, journalists. Your host with more than 25 y. experience in tax has some stories too.
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