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Tax Compliance

From burden to business enabler

Tax compliance is a strategic business issue that must evolve with the shift to digital, the increase in regulatory obligations and the need for operational resilience.

It is not just a cost of doing business. Each compliance data point tells a story, and our approach proactively turns that data into meaningful insights that help to guide decision making. Driven by data and technology, we are transforming compliance into a forward looking, strategic activity that enables organisations to gain significant competitive advantage.

Against a backdrop of uncertainty and disruption, our approach is built to withstand change, is globally consistent and provides clients with peace of mind.

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Transformed Tax Compliance:

Solves data challenges

By starting right at the beginning of the process, we take the time to understand your data position as it stands and resolve any fundamental challenges first.  Our aim is to take the pain and time burden away from managing data and give you meaningful insights in return. Our tools efficiently extract, clean and reconcile your data, improving accuracy and allowing for an efficient and sustainable compliance process.

Gives you confidence

When you need to navigate an ever-changing business landscape or respond to disruption, we make sure your compliance isn’t impacted. Our processes deliver the highest quality of outputs, giving you confidence and a clear audit trail to manage your obligations. We work with you, as one team, to navigate complex regulations and obligations. And we use our expertise to ensure our tools and processes are robust enough to stay ahead of the changing environment and prepare your business for the future.

Helps you stay ahead

We give you access to deep compliance specialists, who constantly stay ahead of new legislation, new technology, industry trends and process innovations so you can be protected and prepared against any form of future disruption. By implementing cutting-edge technology that leverages automation and next-generation tools, we help you to build a robust compliance process that enables your people to focus on value-add activities.

Delivers Insight

We surface the value across all the tax data you are holding, which in turn allows you to get much more from your tax compliance process, so it’s not just about managing risk but also enabling strategic decision making and tax judgements. We turn this data into insight, providing analytics and trends which may have previously gone unnoticed, all of which can be used to support the changing demands on the tax and business functions.

Is seamless across taxes and territories

Our automated processes and collaboration tools are accessible and easy to use, simplifying the end-to-end compliance experience. Our teams operate globally, giving you the benefits of expertise for all the territories relevant to your business. The breadth of our experience and resources means we can adapt to your needs with scalable support that evolves with your organisation.


Case studies

The transformative power of tax automation 

Companies around the world are feeling ever-growing pressure to control costs, improve efficiency and meet demands by tax authorities for greater data transparency. 

For one company, that challenge was especially difficult. Operating across more than 100 countries with different tax regimes, it relied on a complex mix of data gathering methods, in-house tax professionals and outsourced services.

Find out how our tax technology experts helped the company automate 80% of its tax compliance processes and reap many benefits along the way including cost savings, better efficiency, greater accuracy and the ability to make more insightful, strategic and data-driven decisions for the business across all of its global locations.

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ZEISS Group compliance

ZEISS has been a client of PwC Germany’s tax and legal services team since 2013. In September 2020, PwC started using the firm’s newly-launched Engagement Center (EC) compliance platform to help ZEISS simplify its global compliance obligations. 

With multiple business units in different countries, the company needed a clearer line of sight into local compliance issues in a rapidly evolving global regulatory landscape. 

In 2016, AT engaged PwC to develop its digital and customer strategy in order to transform the company from an engineering business into a world-class customer-centric organisation. Over the past five years, PwC has helped AT roll out ‘Customer Central’, an ongoing programme with a core objective to ‘build better, customer-centric digital solutions faster’.

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Jonathan Howe

Jonathan Howe

EMEA Integrated Compliance Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7970 474343

Karen Senior

Karen Senior

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7738 844949

Pete Gurr

Pete Gurr

Director - Global Compliance Services (GCS) Leader, PwC United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)7889 641590