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Indirect tax and accounts payable recovery


Recover overpayments and improve processes

Overpayments made in sales taxes and accounts payable are difficult to measure, but may affect every facet of an organization. Accounts payable alone represents the single largest outflow of working capital in most corporations. A well-designed audit of overpayments represents a substantial opportunity for recovery of cash.

Common disbursement issues in the accounts payable system include: duplicate billings and payments, discounts and credits not taken, payments to wrong vendors, payments for the wrong unit price or quantity, payment for goods returned and a vendor’s non-compliance to terms.

Minimizing the cost of sales taxes requires a deep analysis of the full scope of an organization’s transactions in the context of upgrades to accounting systems and evolving legislation across all affected jurisdictions.

Our teams of tax specialists, lawyers, and former government auditors and workers' compensation specialists from a wide range of industries work to help you recover cash to operate your business, undertaking a detailed examination of your systems and vendor contracts with exacting precision.

Indirect tax recovery

The Deloitte solution

The sales tax recovery specialists at Deloitte deal with these challenges on a daily basis. Our solution includes the following:

  • Strategic planning to identify your organization’s needs
  • Use of proprietary tools and electronic software to analyze each individual transaction
  • Leading-edge interpretation of current and evolving tax issues
  • Leveraging Deloitte’s experience from government, public practice and industry
  • Tax payment verification independent of traditional corporate audits

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