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12/11/2021
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México

CFDI version 4.0.

The tax authorities in Mexico are in the process of releasing new requirements for a new version of the legal invoice in Mexico, known as the CFDI. This will be updated to version 4.0.
The new version of the CFDI will become enforceable from 1 April 2022, with a testing phase from 1st January 2022. Suppliers will be able to send over CFDIs in the new format prior to 1st April 2022.
Tungsten Network is aware of these changes and is analysing the requirements.
Final technical specifications are yet to be published but we expect these soon from the tax authorities.

12/11/2021
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União Europeia

EU Commission work program 2022

The EU has been working towards the modernisation of current VAT rules in the commission Work Programme 2022. This Programme highlighted the importance of taking the opportunity to use digital solutions as a means to achieve this. As part of their action plan, they have announced a legislative proposal for 2022, covering VAT obligations and e-invoicing.
Further details can be found on the report published on their website.

12/11/2021
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Russia

Launch of the online Simplified Tax System (STS)

The Russian Ministry of Finance (MinFin) recently published the General Tax Policy Guidelines for 2022-2024. One of the items highlighted within this relates to the launch of the online simplified tax system (STS)- viewed as a major overhaul of the tax administration.
The STS will take on tax accounting, and be accessible to micro-enterprises with:

  • A headcount of no more than five, and
  • Annual revenues of no more than RUB 60 million.

The tax authorities will not however take over all fiscal obligations- they will not keep or fill out tax returns. Enterprises will remain responsible for calculating the tax, based on data from cash registers and bank accounts.

12/11/2021
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Estados Unidos da América

New Industry Efforts to Propel B2B Payments Toward Modernization

The Federal Reserve and the Business Payment Coalition (BPC) recently announced that 73 organizations will work together to develop an industrial pilot operational exchange framework that will enable companies to share electronic invoices.
The E-invoice Exchange Market Pilot and the Remittance Delivery Assessment Work Group aim to modernise B2B payments resulting in faster timeframes. Advantages of this modernisation include lower costs, better cash management, error reduction, risk mitigation, increased transparency and improved efficiency.

12/11/2021
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Latvia

Introduction of mandatory e-invoicing

The Ministry of Finance prepared an informational report on “Adopting a System of Electronic Flow of Supporting Documents and Waybills”, debated and endorsed on 12 October 2021, which mandates the use of electronic supporting documents and e-invoices by 2025. It is expected that E-invoicing will be mandatory for B2B and B2G transactions.
The Ministry of Finance in Latvia has been seeing the benefits in other countries in following a total or partial flow of e-invoices, and is hoping to incorporate similar benefits as a result of a more digital society.

12/11/2021
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Reino Unido

Temporary standard tax rate of 12.5%

The UK government approved a VAT increase for the hospitality sector to 12.5%, effective 1 October 2021. This will apply until 31 March 2022.
The VAT rate for hospitality was temporarily reduced to 5%, and this reduced rate was extended until 30 September 2021. The temporary 12.5% was introduced to manage the proposed eventual transition back to the original 20% VAT rate.
Tungsten Network has included the new 12.5% rate in our system.

12/11/2021
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Roménia

New legal provisions for e-invoicing published

Recently, Government Emergency Ordinance (“GEO”) no. 120/2021, regulating the structure of the electronic invoice and creating the framework for achieving the basic technical specifications of the electronic invoice in Romania, was published in the Official Gazette. This includes detailed instructions regarding the Electronic Invoice RO e-factura.
The RO e-factura will become operational within 30 days of the GEO (so by 6 November 2021).
Economic operators can opt to use the national e-invoicing system and issue RO e-factura in both a B2G and B2B context.
The Ministry of Finance plans to issue a further order in the future to approve details around the use and operation of the RO e-factura system for B2B or B2G transactions and technical specifications.

12/11/2021
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União Europeia

Study on ways to reduce the VAT Gap

The European Parliament has been looking into ways of reducing the VAT gap- and has published a study to this effect. There was a particular focus on cross-border VAT fraud, which amounts to a colossal 50 billion Euros per year. The total VAT gap in Europe is estimated to be 165 billion Euros.
There have been a few measures which are seen as generally promising in reducing the VAT gap, including:

  • Accelerating the adoption of EU mandatory electronic invoice ‘Generalised EU VAT number’; and
  • Accelerating the move towards a central electronic system

A binding EU-wide mandate for electronic invoicing is part of one of two proposed scenarios.

12/11/2021
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Bolivia

E-invoicing with larger taxpayers

Resolution RND 10210000012 cites 171 large taxpayers (known also as PRICOS) which are required to adhere to the new e-invoicing mandate in Bolivia. The 171 larger taxpayers who must adapt their Billing Implementation Systems can now issue Digital Tax Documents through the assigned online billing modality as of 1st December 2021.
They will be required to issues e-invoices from this date.
Resolution 102100000019 contains a second group of taxpayers that must start abiding by the new e-invoicing rules by 1 April 2022, showing Bolivia is intending to implement its e-invoicing regime in a phased approach.

12/11/2021
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Bélgica

Advancements in the B2G landscape

From 1st January 2022, e-invoices will be the preferred method for submitting invoices to Government organisations. It will still be possible to send invoices by post- but these must be sent to a specific address- SPW Finances – Centre de scanning – Avenue du Gouverneur Bovesse 29 – 5100 Jambes. Sending an invoice in PDF or Word format by email will no longer be permitted.
There will also be several new mandatory references on the invoices.

12/11/2021
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Polónia

National System of e-Invoices (KSeF)

We have previously written about the voluntary phase of the e-invoicing mandate in Poland, which is scheduled to start in January 2022. It is on course to become mandatory in January 2023.
The Polish Ministry of Finance has now started a pilot of the KSef, the Polish e-invoicing platform, and has invited any entities that develop invoicing software to test it. There is no official application process for this. All invoices issued during this pilot will be regarded as tests and have no legal effect.
Access to this trial version can be found via this link.

12/11/2021
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Polónia

Law regarding structured invoices

Poland has passed a law regarding structured invoices.
This means that from 1st January 2022 the use of structured invoices will be voluntary. This may potentially become mandatory from January 2023.

12/11/2021
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Serbia

E-invoicing demo environment

The e-invoicing demo environment is now live and can be found via the following link on the government website.

12/11/2021
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Bahrain

VAT rate increase from 5 to 10%

The Council of Ministers in Bahrain has approved an increase in the standard VAT rate from 5% to 10% with effect from 1st January 2022, becoming the highest rate in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia.
The change is made in response to the impact COVID-19 had on Bahrain’s economy and it’s aiming to reboot Bahrain’s Fiscal Balance Programme (FBP).

12/11/2021
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Vietnam

New Circular guiding the Tax admin law 2019 and Decree 123/2020 on E-invoice

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance has issued Circular 78/2021 on 17 September 2021 to guide the implementation of several articles of the Law on Tax Administration and the Government’s Decree 123 on invoices and documents.

The following are some noteworthy points from the circular:

  • For business using e-invoice without verification code, the e-invoice data must be transmitted to the tax authority within the date the e-invoice is sent to the buyer at the latest, except for certain sectors such as telecommunication, insurance, banking, air transportation, securities, etc.
  • If an enterprise uses e-invoices without verification code and would like to switch to e-invoices with verification code, they should follow the guidelines outlined in Article 15 of Decree 123/2020.
  • When an e-invoice has errors that must be corrected or replaced, buyer can choose to notify the amendment for each e-invoice with errors or for multiple e-invoices with errors using a prescribed form. This form must be submitted to the tax authorities by the last day of the VAT declaration period.
07/10/2021
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Egypt

An overview of Egypt’s e-invoicing mandate

Mandatory e-invoicing in Egypt is rolling out in phases as planned, currently the e-invoice project is at the 4th phase where it’s mandatory for large Egyptian taxpayers to use e-invoicing. Note that from January 2022, the mandate will be effective for ALL taxpayers operating in Egypt and VAT can no longer be deducted from paper invoices. 

Egypt operates this e-invoice mandate with a so called “clearance model”, meaning that each e-invoice must be validated and approved by ETA (Egyptian Tax Authority) before it is sent to the customer. Taxpayers are obliged to acquire a HSM (Hardware Security Model) device or a USB token to digitally sign the e-invoice. In addition, Product codes must be added on the e-invoice according to the GPC (Global Product Classification) classification of the GS1 (Global Standards 1) standard. 

07/10/2021
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México

Delay for ‘Carta Porte’ implementation 

The implementation of the ‘Carta Porte’ was due to go ahead on 1st October 2021. All Mexican taxpayers that transport goods and merchandise in Mexican territory via sea, air, rail or federal highways are required to include this in the Mexican legal invoice artefact (the CFDI).  

This requirement to include the Carta Porte has now been delayed until 1st January 2022.  

07/10/2021
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Roménia

Status update on B2G & B2B e-invoicing

Romania is making some strides with e-invoicing. The Romanian Ministry of Public Finance announced on 14 September 2021 that the pilot-programme “E-factura” will become operational starting September 2021.  

For now, this programme will address only the uploading, storing and downloading of invoices for B2G transactions.  

The Romanian Ministry of Public Finance mentioned that such a pilot program will lead to further developments and also provide some further insight into how B2B e-invoicing can be developed.   

07/10/2021
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França

Delay to e-invoicing mandate

The French e-invoicing mandate has been delayed, in line with the following: 

  1. General obligation to receive e-invoices: July 2024 
  2. Obligation for large enterprises to send e-invoices: July 2024 
  3. Obligation to send e-invoices for mid-sized suppliers: January 2025 
  4. SME obligation: January 2026 
07/10/2021
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Cyprus

Mandatory B2G e-invoicing planned

Cyprus is looking to implement some changes around e-invoicing in the sphere of public procurement. The current framework is covered by the scope of Public Procurement Law (89(I)/2019).  

There are some proposals under review from the Cypriot Ministry of Finance, including making e-invoicing mandatory for transactions in the public sector. These proposals have been published for public consultation.  

It is intended that the proposed amendments to the law will come into force from 1 January 2022, although it is slightly uncertain at the moment whether this will go ahead, due to the legal and administrative procedures which need to be followed. 

The relevant provisions of the law cover central governmental entities and the remaining public agencies as defined in the legislation. Certain sectors will be exempt from the obligation to use e-invoicing.

07/10/2021
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Uruguay

Tax Authority extends deadline for reporting software solutions used to issue electronic invoices

The original deadline for electronic issuers to report any software solutions relating to their e-invoicing and archiving of e-invoices was July 2021, by virtue of Resolution 168/021. This has been delayed until 30 September 2021.  

Resolution No. 1.174/021, published in the Official Gazette of 2 August 2021, confirmed the new deadline, and has been in force since then.

07/10/2021
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Bolivia

Updated billing regime from December 2021

The Bolivian Tax Authorities (BTA) were making some advances in the e-invoicing landscape- however, their progress was curbed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  

On 11 August 2021, the BTA issued Resolution Number 102100000011, with an effective date of 1st December 2021. This overturns the current billing regime provided by Resolution Number 10-0021-16. Taxpayers will therefore need to refer to this new resolution to see if this affects their billing process.  

The BTA have also issued Resolution Number 102100000012, which states that certain taxpayers: 

  • Must adapt and implement their billing systems so that from 1 December 2021, these issue Digital Tax Documents through online billing modalities; 
  • Taxpayers who use the Virtual Office billing modality and have not been classified for the use of these online building modalities, must use the Online Web Portal billing modality from 1 December 2021.
07/10/2021
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Polónia

JPK VAT structure

The JPK VAT file is a collection of data based on the information in a taxpayer’s IT systems needed for SAF-T reporting. This provides information around business operations for a given period of time. A new version of the JPK-VAT logical structure will apply from 1st January 2022. 

The new JPK-VAT is a periodic filing document which combines the current JPK-VAT file, and monthly and quarterly VAT returns within one document. The Polish Ministry of Finance has been developing the draft version following tax consultations with entrepreneurs.  

This updated structure can be found via the following link: 

https://www.gov.pl/web/kas/struktury-jpk 

The updated structure will include all changes that enter into force during the period 1st July 2021-1st January 2022.  

22/09/2021
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França

France delays implementation of Continuous Tax Controls by 18 months

The French Council of Ministers announced on September 15th, 2021 that the introduction of the e-invoicing and e-reporting mandate has been postponed by 18 months. Please click here for the official announcement. While France was making good progress with the preparation for the mandate, the implementation time was deemed to be too short given the significant impact of the new obligations on businesses (originally the first phase of the mandate would have kicked in on January 1, 2023).

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09/09/2021
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Grécia

Upcoming MyData changes

Greece is looking to implement a phased roll-out of its upcoming e-invoicing MyData changes, starting on 1st September 2021. As a reminder, e-invoicing in this context refers to the connection of a certified e-invoicing certified service provider to the MyData platform. Tungsten does not meet the requirements for a certified provider, so we are requesting that suppliers attach their legal invoice to our Tungsten solution as we won’t be able to create the legal artefact for suppliers once the changes take effect.

Here are some key dates to watch out for:

  • 1 September 2021: Companies will proceed on a phased basis from this date around the electronic transmission to MyData and the interconnection specifically of cash registers with Greek electronic system. This will be based on the type of their accounting books and annual revenues;
  • 1 October 2021: The mandatory transmission of business documents to the MyData platform becomes mandatory;
  • From 1 October 2021 onwards, the following businesses must send their accounts receivable documents (i.e. invoices) which they issue:
    • Businesses with double-entry accounting books with a turnover of over € 50.000.
    • Businesses with single-entry accounting books with a turnover of over € 100.000.
  • 1 November 2021: all other companies must submit their invoices.

The Greek MyData changes have been delayed multiple times already. So far we have not heard anything to indicate that these changes will not be going ahead on 1 September 2021. We will keep you updated.

09/09/2021
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Espanha

Draft law extending current B2G mandate to specific B2B transactions - public consultation open

Spain’s e-invoicing landscape looks like it may be expanding into the B2B sector, for transactions between companies and the self-employed

The Spanish government recently announced a draft law for ‘Creation and Growth of Companies’. This covers many elements- one being the proposal to extend the obligation to exchange invoices for B2B transactions as well as B2G transactions.

The public consultation for this is open until 6 September 2021.

09/09/2021
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Polónia

Draft version of e-invoice logical structure available

With the voluntary phase of the mandate fast approaching in January 2022, the Polish Ministry of Finance has published some new documentation.

This includes the draft version of the e-invoicing structure and a sample invoice, which can be found on the Polish Ministry of Finance website: https://www.gov.pl/web/kas/krajowy-system-e-faktur

09/09/2021
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Polónia

Postponement of voluntary mandate phase

The voluntary phase of the Polish national e-invoicing mandate has been delayed until January 2022. It was originally scheduled to be implemented in October 2021.

09/09/2021
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Portugal

Option to use PDF e-invoices extended to 31 December 2021

Portugal has previously communicated the admissibility of invoices in PDF format as electronic invoices. Order no. 260/2021-XX11, dated 27th July 2021, has extended this permissibility until 31 December 2021. This had previously been extended until 30 September 2021.

PDFs must be digitally signed from January 2022.

09/09/2021
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San Marino

Italy / San Marino - mandatory e-invoicing for transactions

There has now been some further progress around transactions between Italy and San Marino – the Italian Revenue Agency has published technical specifications via Provision no. 2021/211273. These technical specifications will provide details around how invoices will be issued and received with San Marino residents for goods and services.

Here are some key dates to watch out for:

  • 1st October 2021- the Decree comes into force;
  • Until 30th June 2022- paper invoices can still be issued;
  • 1st July 2022: Mandatory for Italian taxpayers to issue only e-invoices.
09/09/2021
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Arábia Saudita

Further changes in the e-invoicing mandate

In Saudi Arabia, the deadline for the implementation of Phase 2 of the e-invoicing mandate has been delayed to 1st January 2023 and it will be implemented in waves by targeted taxpayer groups. Select taxpayer groups will be informed 6 months prior to the go-live date.

In relation to Phase 1 – the Generation Phase, which will be enforced by December 4th, 2021, there is no prescribed invoice format. However, e-invoices must be issued as a structured file. This means that from the implementation date, paper and PDF invoices no longer qualify as valid tax invoices.

The mandate rules for Phase 2 remain unchanged. E-invoices must be issued in XML/Hybrid (PDF A-3) format and suppliers will need to clear the invoices with GAZT before sending these to buyers. Due to the technical nature of the requirements in Phase 2, taxpayers are encouraged to consult a solution provider or their internal technical teams to ensure their e-invoicing systems comply with ZACTA (General Authority for Zakat and Tax) requirements.

09/09/2021
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Vietnam

Introduction to Vietnam’s mandatory e-invoicing

In 2020, Vietnam delayed its implementation date of mandatory electronic invoicing until July 1, 2022. So far, we have not heard signals that suggest any further delay.

From July 2022, paper and PDF invoices no longer qualify as valid tax invoices. Under the mandate, the e-invoice must be in XML format, include a digital signature and be securely stored for ten years. In addition, Invoices need to be in Vietnamese language; a second language is allowed. The second language needs to be placed in brackets next to the Vietnamese texts or under the Vietnamese texts using a smaller font.

There will be two types of e-invoices: the e-invoice with tax verification code and e-invoice without tax verification code. The process with the tax verification code is so -called pre-clearance where invoice data must be submitted to the tax office (GDT- General Department of Tax). Upon registration and approval of the invoice data, the tax office returns a specific code that needs to be included in the invoice that is sent to the buyer. The requirement to add a tax verification code to the invoices depends on the taxpayer’s business sector, tax risk, and annual revenue.

To use either type of e-invoice in Vietnam, companies must register and receive approval from the Vietnamese tax authorities via the website of the General Taxation Department.

09/08/2021
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China

Looking to achieve nationwide coverage of fapiao digitisation by 2025

China has set to roll out e-special VAT fapiao to all taxpayers by the end of 2021, with the expectation to achieve nationwide e-fapiao coverage by 2025.

The STA (State Tax Administration) has launched a public e-invoicing platform aiming to provide free e-invoicing support 24/7 (inv-veri.chinatax.gov.cn). Suppliers/Buyers can access this website to:

  • perform validation checks on both paper and electronic invoices issued within the last 5 years. Each invoice can only be checked 5 times per day.
  • download relevant certificates and software, e.g. OFD reader, e-invoice generator for UKEY users.
  • learn more about e-invoicing in china via online resources, e.g. how to identify the validity of paper fapiao.

It’s noticeable that this platform has access restrictions to foreign browsers and may not work on Apple IOS systems.

09/08/2021
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Arábia Saudita

Delayed go-live date for Phase two in the e-invoicing mandate

In Saudi Arabia, the Phase two enforcement date in the e-invoicing mandate has been delayed to 1st January 2023 and it will be implemented in waves by targeted taxpayer groups. Select taxpayer groups will be informed 6 months prior to the go-live date.

Due to the technical nature of the requirements in Phase two, taxpayers are encouraged to consult a solution provider or their internal technical teams to ensure their e-invoicing systems comply with ZACTA (General Authority for Zakat and Tax) requirements.

09/08/2021
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Austrália

B2G e-invoice mandate

The Australian government has announced to mandate e-invoicing for all levels of government by 1st July 2022 as part of the Digital Business Plan. Australia operates its e-invoicing system based on the PEPPOL framework. To send or receive an e-invoice, a business must connect to the PEPPOL Network through an Access Point. Australia’s Tax Office manages a registry of Access Point servers that have been officially accredited by the tax office.

09/08/2021
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Hungria

eVAT return postponement

The Hungarian government has postponed its e-VAT return concept to October 2021. This was initially due to be implemented in July 2021. The e-VAT return concept involved the tax authority preparing a draft VAT return for taxpayers based on real-time reporting data collected.

09/08/2021
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Canadá

GST / HST tax changes

From 1 July 2021, Canada’s GST / HST rules have changed around how tax is applied to online sales from non-resident digital businesses. These changes were implemented as GST / HST was often not being collected on online purchases from non-resident vendors.

Therefore, from 1st July 2021, any foreign suppliers of digital services to consumers based in Canada will be required to register for GST / HST and to collect and remit any tax to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

09/08/2021
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Serbia

Public platform & Rulebooks

Serbia is moving towards an e-invoicing mandate. This will be a phased approach, with the following envisaged dates:

  • 1 January 2022: Public sector entity to receive and keep an electronic invoice and issue invoices to other public sector entity (G2G) & Private sector entity to issue an electronic invoice to a public sector entity (B2G);
  • 1 July 2022: Public sector entity to issue an electronic invoice to a private sector entity (B2G) & Private sector entity to receive and keep an electronic invoice issued by a public and private sector entity;
  • 1 January 2023: To issue and keep electronic invoices in transactions between private sector entities (B2B).
09/08/2021
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Roménia

Implementation SAF-T as from 1 January 2022

The National Agency for Fiscal Administration (“NAFA”) has started the implementation of SAF-T in Romania.

The preliminary SAF-T structure was published in April 2021, while the related guidance and legislation is expected to be published this summer. The SAF-T related software at NAFA’s level is expected to be finalised by the end of July 2021, allowing voluntary testing together with large taxpayers to be performed during August – December 2021. January 2022 will be the first reporting month for large Romanian taxpayers, and SAF-T reporting periods will follow the VAT reporting period (e.g. monthly or quarterly).

The technical specifications have been released and can be found on the ANAF portal.

09/08/2021
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Russia

Mandatory e-invoicing for ‘traceable’ goods from 1st July 2021

From 1st July 2021, Russia will introduce mandatory e-invoicing for taxpayers dealing with traceable goods. Certain goods such as refrigeration and freezing equipment, will be deemed to be traceable goods. From 1st July 2021, invoices for these goods must be electronic.

Under the traceability system, each consignment of goods would be assigned a registration number during import. Businesses within the scope of the traceability system would need to include the registration number in their invoices.

09/08/2021
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Portugal

New standard rate of 16% in the Azores

The standard VAT rate in Portugal (the Azores) has been reduced from 18% to 16%.

Tax Circular 30237 outlines the procedures to be followed further to this tax rate change. These include:

  • Chargeability;
  • Adjustments;
  • The cash VAT regime;
  • Intra-community acquisition of goods.

There have been no changes to the mainland Portuguese tax rates.

05/07/2021
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Serbia

Law on electronic invoicing takes effect

The Law on electronic invoicing entered into force on 7 May 2021. There will be a phased introduction of e-invoicing with B2G invoicing due to take effect from 1 January 2022. Full implementation, including B2B invoicing, is expected from 1 January 2023. The new Law also introduces a requirement to electronically record VAT calculations within the electronic invoicing system. In addition, a new webpage was launched (https://www.efaktura.gov.rs/) by the Ministry of Finance. The webpage is specifically designed to cover updates concerning the e-invoicing project, implementation, and related topics. The testing environment of the e-invoicing system should in principle be made available to the users in July.

05/07/2021
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Bulgária

Concept of real-time reporting

The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (NRA) are looking to progress the preparation of a concept for receiving real-time information on invoices this year. The manufacturers of cash registers will become software fiscalizers, because the microcomputers that are in them can send this data to the NRA.

05/07/2021
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Botswana

E-invoicing project in Botswana

In Botswana, the objective of a new project is to ensure the mandatory use of ‘the electronic VAT invoicing’ solution by all entities registered for VAT. This represents a novel approach thus far in the Botswana tax environment.

05/07/2021
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Itália

Italy intends to extend and expand e-invoicing mandate

Italy would like to obtain a permit from the European Union to extend the obligation of electronic invoicing until the end of 2024. Furthermore, plans are being made to expand the range of subjects also to one and a half million professionals, self-employed and VAT numbers on a flat-rate basis, currently excluded.

05/07/2021
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Reino da Arábia Saudita

End of the Transitional Period for VAT rate increase

Further to VAT rate increase from 5% to 15% announcement effective the 1st of July 2020, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (“ZATCA”) in Saudi Arabia has announced transitional rules governing supplies that are made during the transitional period for the VAT rate increase i.e. from 11 May 2020 to 30 June 2021. The transitional rules would not be applicable starting from the 1st of July 2021 onward and the VAT rate to be applied going forward should be 15% applicable to all supplies made (except where zero-rated or exempt by law).

05/07/2021
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Egypt

Grace period of 4 months granted to taxpayers who didn't implement e-invoicing system yet

The Egyptian Tax Authority kicked off the fourth phase of the electronic tax invoicing system’s implementation. Companies registered at the Medium Taxpayers Center in Cairo and the Large Taxpayers Center of the Free Profession are required to issue electronic invoices after the grace period of 4 months, due date Sep 15th 2021. These businesses will have to adhere to the terms and conditions set out by the Egyptian Tax Authority, which includes the issuance of the electronic signature certificate, the usage of a certain coding system, etc.
The e-invoicing system is fully applied as from mid of May 2021 for all the taxpayers who are relevant to the Large Taxpayer Center Department.
This is in line with the Egyptian goal to have e-invoicing completely implemented as of 1 January 2022, which is part of the government’s digital plans.

05/07/2021
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San Marino

Joining Italian e-invoicing

The Italian Ministry of Finance, with the Act no. 103 published on May 26, 2021 has laid the foundations for the introduction of the e-invoicing regime between Italy and San Marino. Italy and San Marino have agreed a transitional period (from 1 October 2021 until June 30, 2022) during which San Marino and Italian taxpayers could opt for the e-invoicing system instead of traditional “paper” invoicing. In particular, the taxpayers of the two countries will be able to issue e-invoices on a single cross-border system. The system will become fully operational starting from July 1, 2022.

05/07/2021
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Panama

Panama to implement e-invoicing clearance model

On June 1st 2021, the Tax Authorities have opened a voluntary process for e-invoicing in Panama, paving the path to a general mandate. To date no official specific date for this general mandate has been published, however the Tax Authorities are making reference to FY22 as the implementation date.

05/07/2021
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Rwanda

Revenue Authority announces e-invoicing systems for various categories of taxpayers

On 24 December 2020, the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) announced that effective 1 January 2021, all taxpayers must secure invoices/receipts generated by the Electronic Invoicing System (EIS) as documentary evidence to support tax deductions associated with expenses for the years of income from 2021 onwards. The RRA has since clarified some further questions this raised.

The RRA published an announcement on 14 May 2021 regarding the available Electronic Invoicing Systems (EBM) for the different categories of taxpayers. Five Systems are being defined.

    • EBM Software
    • EBM Mobile System
    • Online EBM solution
    • Online Sales Data Controller
    • Virtual Sales Data Controller
05/07/2021
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Índia

Government departments and local authorities exempt from e-invoicing

On 1st June 2021, the Indian Government released a notification stating that government departments and local authorities are exempt from the e-invoicing mandate being implemented.

Click here to learn more about the Indian mandate.

05/07/2021
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Filipinas

Update on pilot project

Philippines is moving towards an e-invoicing system by 2023.
According to recent reports, the pilot project will be launched in January 2022 in preparation for its phased roll-out of their e-invoicing system in 2023. At this stage, corporations falling under the large taxpayers classification and exporters are selected for the pilot project as they have a computerised accounting system which is needed for e-invoicing and e-receipts.

05/07/2021
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Japan

Further details of new 'Qualified Invoice Retention System'

Japan will introduce a new qualified invoice regime for Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) with effect from 1 October 2023. This will bring the JCT regime more closely in line with European-style VAT regimes, and in order to claim input tax credit, the purchaser will be required to retain ‘qualified invoices’ issued by ‘qualified invoice issuers’. Only taxable persons are eligible to register as qualified invoice issuers, and cannot be JCT exempt enterprises (i.e. they cannot be exempt from the obligation to file a JCT return and remit JCT). Unlike the current system, this requirement applies even if the enterprise’s taxable sales for the base period are JPY 10 million or less. Registration to become a qualified invoice issuer opens on 1 October 2021.

05/07/2021
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Dinamarca

E-orders and e-catalogs by 1 January 2023

As from 2023 new legal e-ordering requirements for public authorities and institutions will become applicable.

As a consequence suppliers will be required to be able to receive e-orders and have e-catalogs (which will comply with the new Peppol standard) on the covered purchasing categories. A report regarding these requirements is scheduled to be sent out for consultation before the Summer holidays.

05/07/2021
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Noruega

New VAT return as of 1 January 2022

The Tax Authorities have announced that a new VAT return will be introduced that will replace the current, manual VAT return, effective 1st January 2022. The new VAT return will be based on the SAF-T codes and will include approximately 30 boxes as opposed to the 19 boxes in the current VAT return. The Norwegian Tax authorities aim for a direct transfer from the company’s accounting system to altinn. It will however still be possible to fill out and submit the VAT return manually as per the current process.

01/07/2021
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Grécia

Greek government mandate delayed for THIRD time

The Greek government have delayed mandatory invoice registration for ALL businesses through their myDATA platform. The new date floated for mandatory invoice registration through the myDATA platform is Autumn (anticipated October).

04/06/2021
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Egypt

Limitation VAT input tax credit on paper invoices

Decree No.125 of 2021 was published by the Egyptian Ministry of Finance. As a result of this decree, businesses will not be able to deduct VAT on a paper invoice, unless the supplier is not yet required to apply e-invoicing at the time of supply as from January 2022.

04/06/2021
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Portugal

Extension of deadline for use of PDF invoices

The introduction of Order 72/2021-XII of the State Secretary of Tax Affairs (SEAAF) dated 10 March 2021, has extended from 31 March to 30 June 2021 the term for acceptance for tax purposes of invoices in PDF format as electronic invoices.

04/06/2021
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Oman

Introduction of VAT

Oman has introduced VAT from 16th April 2021. VAT has been set at 5% on goods and services. Certain services will be taxed at zero-rated VAT, and others exempted.

The requirement for businesses to register for VAT will depend on business turnover, which has been outlined by the Sultanate of Oman.

04/06/2021
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Portugal

Non-resident billing software certification from 1 July 2021

To combat tax evasion and fraud, the Portuguese Tax Authorities have defined some rules that billing systems must fulfil to ensure the non-violation of billing data once it is registered.

This means that only billing systems that fulfil the requirements defined in law and which are certified by the PTA can be used.

This will be effective from 1st July 2021. These new measures will also apply to non-resident businesses that are registered for VAT in Portugal with a turnover exceeding 50,000 Euros in the calendar year 2020. This means that these entities are required to use exclusively billing systems certified by the PTA for issuing invoices and other relevant tax documents.

There are a few options to business how to go about this- including choosing to have their own software certified, using third-party pre-certified software or outsourcing the process.

04/06/2021
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Índia

Compliance relief offered in light of Covid-19 pandemic

In light of the severity of the Covid-10 pandemic in India, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has introduced several compliance reliefs for taxpayers.

These include the following:

  • There will be no late fees for delayed filing of GSTR-3B of March/April, up to 15 days and 30 days from the original due date for Taxpayers with turnover more than INR 5 Crores and up to INR 5 Crores respectively. In addition to this, for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, no late fees will be charged if GSTR-3B is filed within 30 days from the original due date.
  • The due date to file GSTR-4 is extended to 31 May 2021.
  • The due date to file ITC-04 is extended to 31 May 2021 (for the quarter: January-March 2021).
  • The due date to file GSTR-1 for April 2021 is extended to 26 May 2021 and for IFF the due date is extended to 28 May 2021.
  • Due date for all other proceedings, asset order, etc., whose last date of completion falls between 15 April to 30 May is extended to 31 May 2021.

Click here to learn more about the Indian mandate.

04/06/2021
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Turkey

Extension of temporary VAT rate reduction for overnight accommodation services

The VAT rate reduction from 8% to 1% for overnight accommodation services has been extended until 30 June 2021.

04/06/2021
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Austrália

Funding for adoption of e-invoicing

Greater awareness around e-invoicing is being promoted in Australia- the Government will provide $15.3 million in funding to increase awareness of the value of e-invoicing for all businesses. This follows the announcement that e-invoicing will be mandatory for all Commonwealth agencies from 1 July 2022. This funding will support the Treasury and the Australian Peppol E-Invoicing Authority to improve business e-invoicing awareness and adoption. The aim is to assist in the adoption of Peppol e-Invoicing in the private and public sectors and lay further foundations for an expected national e-invoicing mandate.

04/06/2021
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Colombia

Digital Signature and New Technical Rules

Columbia has now adopted the mandatory inclusion of electronic signatures in invoices. This mechanism has always been in place but has only recently become mandatory.

This will help to ensure the authenticity, integrity and non-repudiation of the invoice.

The requirement to include the registered address for foreign sales has been annulled.

Furthermore, the “Supporting Document 1.0 Technical Annex” has been introduced for Colombian taxpayers making purchases from suppliers that are not obliged to issue invoices. In order to support costs incurred or expenses with such suppliers, the purchaser must support ‘electronic’ supporting documentation i.e. an electronic invoice or equivalent documents, for validation by the National Tax and Customs Directorate (DIAN). This allows the transactions to be tracked and costs, deductions and deductible taxes to be monitored.

04/06/2021
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Estados Unidos da América

Market Pilot Working Group building & testing a virtual network for the exchange of e-invoices

The Business Payments Coalition, with support from the Federal Reserve, will begin recruiting for a Market Pilot Work Group. This group will build and test a virtual network that will enable businesses to exchange e-invoices. Interested stakeholders will be needed to develop and test the open-source tools and access points to be used in the pilot.

04/06/2021
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Noruega

Proposed extension of 6% COVID reduced VAT rate to 30 September 2021

The Norwegian government has proposed to extend the temporary 6% reduced VAT rate for transportation, lodging, etc, until September 30, 2021 in the revised national budget. Originally, the reduced rate was to last until the end of June 2021. However, this decision is yet to be formally approved.

01/04/2021
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Itália

Further extension of new SDI rules

The use of Italy’s new Fattura XML format was originally mandatory from January 1, 2021 but was delayed until end of February 21. However, Italy has now again extended for the third time the newest rules relating to SDI invoices, The date from which the usage of the Fattura XML 1.6 becomes obligatory has been moved from 28th February 2021 to June 2021.
Tungsten Network has been ready for the new XML format from the voluntary introduction in September 2020.

01/04/2021
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Reino Unido

Extension of hospitality and tourism VAT reduction

The UK Chancellor is again extending the VAT reduction on Hospitality and Tourism from 20% to 5% until 30 September 2021. It will then be reduced to 12.5% until April 2022 to help businesses in gradually moving back to the standard rate.

01/04/2021
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Eslováquia

Slovakia starts a consultation process for e-invoicing

The Ministry of Finance in Slovakia will soon start a consultation process regarding e-invoicing. As a result of this, the government aims to:

• Simplify the current VAT declaration system;
• Reduce fraud;
• Reduce the administrative burden for businesses.

Public law entities and solution providers in the IT sectors will be contacted during the consultations to draw up a draft legislative text with their input.

01/04/2021
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Serbia

Publication of draft law on e-invoicing for B2B and B2G transactions

Serbia is making good progress with plans to move to mandatory e-invoicing and has published a draft version of the law on e-invoicing on the website of the Ministry of Finance. Note: it has not yet been passed by the National Assembly of Serbia.

The proposed law is looking to regulate:
• the issuance of electronic invoices for both B2B and B2G transactions;
• the national e-invoicing platform or system;
• the elements which e-invoices should contain; and
• e-archiving
The provisions of the law are supposed to come into effect from 1st July 2021 for B2G transactions.

For B2B transactions, reception and storage of e-invoices will be mandatory staring from 1 July 2022, and the issuance of invoices from 1 January 2023.

01/04/2021
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Egypt

Minister of Finance announces deadline to join e-invoicing system is 15 May 2021

The Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait announced on 3 March 2021 that registered taxpayers in Egypt who wish to join the e-invoicing system are able to do so until 15 May 2021.
The e-invoicing system should allow the Egyptian tax authorities to follow up all commercial transactions between companies, as the data of all invoices will be exchanged digitally and instantly. The Minister hopes e-invoicing can help eliminate the informal economy of Egypt.

01/04/2021
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Portugal

Extension of acceptance of PDF formats

The Secretary of Tax Affairs stated in November 2020, that PDF invoices will still be deemed as electronic for tax and legal purposes, until March 2021.

This has now been extended from 31 March 2021 to 30 June 2021.

01/04/2021
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Grécia

Mandatory transmission of tax documents’ data to myDATA platform postponed to July 1st, 2021

The start date for the mandatory transmission of tax documents’ date has already been postponed several times, with the last postponement to 1 July 2021.
It is important to note than none of the postponements left taxpayers ‘off the hook’ completely as the Greek tax office (AADE) considers the delays as grace period. The data that was generated in the grace period must still be submitted to the authorities through the myDATA platform by 31 October 2021.

01/04/2021
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Grécia

6% Reduced VAT Rate for Streaming Theatrical Performances and Concerts

The Greek Public Revenue Authority (AADE) has recently published a Circular regarding the reduced VAT rate for tickets for streaming theatrical performances and concerts.
As of 11 March 2021, the 6% reduced VAT rate will apply for tickets for access to live streaming of such events. The new rate will apply for as long as the measure suspending public attendance to such events is in effect.

01/04/2021
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Argentina

Argentina mandates QR codes on e-invoices

The Argentine tax authority (AFIP) has issued a general resolution (resolución general 4892/2020) which mandates the obligation to include a quick response QR code in e-invoices. This QR code should codify the identification of the parties and other essential data of the invoice (date of issue, total amount, currency).
Starting from 1 June 2021, all VAT taxpayers are required to implement QR codes in their e-invoices.

01/04/2021
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Paraguay

Paraguay plans e-invoicing pilot programme

Paraguay has started The Sistema Nacional de Facturación Electronica Nacional “SIFEN” (National E-Invoice System) in 2018, it was settled as a three-stage project divided as follow:
• 1- Pilot Plan: in which 14th local companies where selected and became the first e-invoices issuers.
• 2- Voluntary Adhesion: started in 2020 and to the date there are almost 200 companies participating in the programme. The companies submit an application to be part of the programme and where selected by the Tax Authorities.
• 3- Generalization: it’s set to start after the finish of stage 2, Tax Authorities will select companies to be included in the SIFEN till all the taxpayers are part of the programme.
Currently Paraguay is at the last part of the stage 2 which implies that the 200 companies have to finish their private systems develops on the last version of the Manual Tecnico V. 150 (Technic Manual) and be ready to operate with e-invoice. It is not required yet that those companies stop using regular invoices.
The pilot programme will test the functionality of a new tool called “E-KUATIA”. This is a free e-invoice tool aimed at physical persons and one-person companies.
More information on the E-KUATIA e-invoicing tool is available on the following website: https://ekuatia.set.gov.py/portal/ekuatia

01/04/2021
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Japan

Vendor registration to open for ‘Qualified Invoice Retention System’ from 1st October 2021

Japan will introduce a new qualified invoice regime for Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) effective 1 October 2023. Under the current ‘Transitional Invoice Retention System’ (effective since 1 October 2019), in order to claim a JCT input credit, taxpayers are required to comply with certain bookkeeping and invoice retention requirements. This includes the recording of general information, such as the name of the vendor, date of transaction, consideration paid for transactions, etc.
Under the ‘Qualified Invoice Retention System’ (effective 1 October 2023), in addition to similar bookkeeping and invoice retention requirements, a taxpayer will only be able to claim an input JCT credit from a JCT-registered vendor.
To become a JCT-registered vendor and issue a qualified invoice, vendors must submit the appropriate application to the National Tax Agency (NTA). JCT exempt entities will be ineligible to become a registered vendor.
The application for this registration will begin on October 1, 2021, and in order to become a registrant by 1 October 2023, the vendor should file the application with the relevant tax office no later than 31 March 2023. The NTA will publish a list of registered entities on its website.

01/04/2021
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Oman

VAT Executive Regulations published

The VAT Executive Regulations have been issued by the Oman Tax Authority ( Decision 53 of 2021 (in Arabic)) on 14 March 2021 – this will allow companies to properly prepare for the introduction of VAT in Oman, starting from 16 April 2021.
See here for further details.

01/04/2021
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Indonesia

Enhancements to e-invoicing system

Tax authorities in Indonesia previously released a new version of the electronic-based invoice invoice (Faktur Pajak or ‘FP’). This includes a pre-populated feature to ease taxpayers’ workflow in carrying out VAT compliance. The pre-populated feature under eFaktur version 3.0 covers input VAT from normal VAT Invoices and import declaration documents. These documents will automatically appear in the eFaktur system under the respective tax period. Taxpayers are no longer required to input and validate the information manually.

01/04/2021
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Eslováquia

Public consultation e-Invoicing B2B

Slovakia’s e-invoicing initiative is currently in the process of consultations by the authorities of the Slovak Financial Directorate. Based on the authorities’ preliminary statements about e-invoicing, Slovakia is planning to introduce real-time invoice reporting (RTIR) which should be mandatory for all transactions over time. The aim of this initiative is to reduce administrative burdens on the side of tax subjects (e.g. to reduce obligatory VAT reporting) and to obtain real-time invoicing data on the side of tax authorities and use it for tax control purposes.
Mandatory e-invoicing will be introduced gradually. The first phase will (probably during 2021) cover G2G and B2G transactions. In a later stage, (the expectation is in 2022) for B2B and B2C transactions will come under the legislation.
As we have seen in other countries, applying mandatory e-invoicing into practice requires a significant amount of new regulation and legislation.

01/04/2021
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Reino da Arábia Saudita

Draft resolution published by GAZT: open for public consultation

We have now been aware for some time that KSA is moving towards mandatory e-invoicing.

On 18 March 2021, GAZT published a draft resolution – again for public consultation – on the requirements. The draft resolution includes technical specifications and procedures for implementing the provisions of the E-Invoicing Regulation. The resolution aims to specify the business and technical requirements that will need to be adhered to as Saudi Arabia moves toward e-invoicing.

GAZT encourages businesses start assessing how the e-invoicing regulations will impact their systems and processes and commence the planning work to successfully implement e-invoicing by the deadline of December 4th, 2021.

An English translation of the draft resolution can be found here.

09/03/2021
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Índia

India extends the scope of the invoice reporting mandate from April 1, 2021

The Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has changed the revenue threshold that determines whether companies are required to report invoice data to the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP).

Via Notification No. 05/2021–Central Tax, the Central Board has lowered the threshold to Rs 50 Cr ($6.8m). The revenue threshold applies to aggregated revenues on PAN-level (Permanent Account Number) and will therefore apply to all GSTINs under the Permanent Account Number.

The change will be effective from April 1, 2021.

The announcement has been published in the Gazette of India on 8 March 2021: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2021/225713.pdf

Click here to learn more about the Indian mandate.

23/02/2021
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China

A China expande o seu programa piloto de faturação eletrónica

Em dezembro, a Administração Tributária do Estado (STA) da China anunciou a expansão adicional do programa experimental (projeto piloto) a 38 regiões do país. O projeto piloto permite que contribuintes específicos chineses emitam faturas eletrónicas especiais com IVA a título voluntário. Este projeto piloto iniciou em setembro de 2020.

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23/02/2021
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Polónia

Polónia e Brexit - dispensa do requisito de representante fiscal para o Reino Unido e a Noruega

O Ministro das Finanças da Polónia publicou uma proposta de legislação fiscal a 12 de fevereiro, em que as empresas domiciliadas no Reino Unido e na Noruega não estão obrigadas a nomear uma representação fiscal na Polónia.

Esta decisão importante deve-se, principalmente, aos acordos específicos de assistência mútua estabelecidos entre os países. Estes acordos promovem a colaboração e a cooperação administrativa para combater a fraude em matéria de IVA.A legislação entra retrospetivamente em vigor a 1 de janeiro de 2021.

23/02/2021
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Polónia

Progresso rápido no programa de "faturas estruturadas"

Desde há algum tempo que a Polónia tem afirmado que iria implementar os seus regulamentos de controlo fiscal contínuo antes da França. Parece que estão a fazer bons progressos.

O Centro Governamental de Legislações polaco publicou um projeto-lei a alterar a Lei sobre o IVA, introduzindo um modelo de "faturas estruturadas" no sistema local de IVA. O projeto-lei está disponível para consulta pública durante um breve período em fevereiro. Prevê-se que a lei entrará em vigor a 1 de outubro de 2021. É de referir que, inicialmente, a emissão e a receção de faturas, através da plataforma nacional de faturação eletrónica (Krajowy System e-Faktur [KSeF] ou Sistema nacional de faturas eletrónicas [NeIS]), são voluntárias e as empresas podem continuar a utilizar os formatos atuais, incluindo papel, PDF ou outros formatos de faturação eletrónica. Contudo, o governo recompensará a adoção antecipada com reembolsos de IVA mais rápidos. Prevê-se que o sistema se torne obrigatório em 2023.

NOTA: o sistema KSeF polaco é muito semelhante ao Sistema di Interscambio  italiano – a emissão e a receção de faturas serão efetuadas na plataforma e o sistema dispõe de uma função de arquivo.

Tenha em atenção que há margem no projeto-lei para adicionar regulamentos mais detalhados por decreto ministerial.

23/02/2021
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Reino da Arábia Saudita

O Reino da Arábia Saudita (KSA) publica a versão final do seu regulamento de faturação eletrónica

Como já comunicámos antes, a Arábia Saudita está bem encaminhada para um sistema de faturação eletrónica obrigatório, 4 anos após a introdução do IVA no Reino.

No outono de 2020, o KSA concluiu a sua consulta pública relativamente ao regulamento de faturação eletrónica previsto, seguido pela aprovação da versão final dos regulamentos pelo conselho de administração da GAZT. A versão final foi publicada no diário oficial saudita a 4 de dezembro de 2020 e entrou em vigor logo no mesmo dia da publicação. Os regulamentos contêm o enquadramento do mecanismo de faturação eletrónica que a GAZT prevê aplicar e espera-se que as empregas ao abrigo do regulamento possam cumpri-lo a partir de 4 de dezembro de 2021.

Embora o calendário seja apertado, nem todos os detalhes são claros e prevê-se que se anunciem detalhes adicionais antes da entrada em vigor, de forma a ajudar os contribuintes a cumprir as novas regras.

Este é um calendário apertado e as empresas no Reino devem começar as respetivas implementações no início de 2021. Vemos isto como uma oportunidade única para as empresas aproveitarem a tecnologia digital e beneficiar de operações fiscais mais simples.

23/02/2021
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Uganda

Requisitos da Solução de faturas e recibos fiscais eletrónicos

A 1 de janeiro de 2021, a Solução de faturas e recibos fiscais eletrónicos (EFRIS) entrou em vigor no Uganda. As empresas utilizam a EFRIS para emitirem as suas faturas e recibos para efeitos fiscais.

A partir de 1 de janeiro de 2021, uma pessoa que realize negócios e esteja registada para efeitos de IVA tem de emitir uma fatura eletrónica ou um recibo para qualquer transação de vendas, independentemente de esta estar sujeita a IVA à taxa normal, taxa zero ou isenta de IVA.

23/02/2021
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Eslováquia

A Eslováquia anuncia um sistema de comunicação de faturação eletrónica em tempo real

Numa nota informativa recente, as autoridades tributárias eslovacas referiram um novo projeto-lei relativo ao envio de dados à Administração financeira. Aceda a esta ligação para consultar o texto na íntegra.

O objetivo do projeto-lei é introduzir uma obrigação para que todas as entidades comerciais emitam uma fatura para cada transação comercial num determinado período de tempo. Ao mesmo tempo, a pré-aprovação da fatura também está prevista: é obrigatório enviar dados específicos da fatura para a Administração fiscal antes da preparação da versão final da fatura e antes de a enviar para o comprador. Os contribuintes podem cumprir as suas obrigações de comunicação de faturas de várias formas: através de um fornecedor de serviços de faturação eletrónica; diretamente a partir do seu software de contabilidade/ERP, utilizando um método de comunicação certificado ou através de um portal governamental gratuito. O comprador também terá obrigações de comunicação.

Atualmente, não existem mais informações ou detalhes técnicos disponíveis. Vamos continuar a acompanhar o progresso da Eslováquia e comunicá-lo nas próximas atualizações relativas à faturação eletrónica.

23/02/2021
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Bulgária

Introdução temporária de uma taxa de 0% de IVA para as vacinas

Desde 1 de janeiro de 2021 a 31 de dezembro de 2022, será aplicada uma taxa de 0% de IVA às vacinas.

23/02/2021
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Grécia

Extensão da taxa de IVA reduzida

A Grécia confirmou uma extensão adicional à taxa reduzida de IVA de 13% para cinemas, serviços de bebidas e catering, transportes públicos e pacotes de férias até 31 de outubro de 2021.

23/02/2021
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Singapura

Alterações do GST no orçamento de 2021 da Singapura

O governo de Singapura decidiu que o aumento planeado do GST, de 7% para 9%, não acontecerá em 2021. No entanto, o Ministro das Finanças realçou que o GST base terá de ser aumentado a determinada altura entre 2022 e 2022. Tal deve-se principalmente para apoiar as receitas governamentais de forma a financiar as crescentes despesas dos cuidados de saúde.

05/01/2021
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Grécia

Greece MyData: atrasado novamente

O mandato de faturação eletrónica e e-Books da Grécia, que era suposto iniciar a 1 de janeiro de 2020, foi novamente adiado. Sob a pressão dos impactos económicos causados pela COVID-19 e no seguimento dos pedidos da comunidade empresarial, a AADE da Grécia decidiu adiar a utilização obrigatória da plataforma de faturação eletrónica e de e-Books, MyData, até abril de 2021. Além disso, a plataforma ainda está em fase de desenvolvimento. Estamos a analisar o impacto deste atraso, uma vez que as empresas podem continuar a enviar voluntariamente os dados das transações na plataforma.

05/01/2021
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Alemanha

Taxas de IVA na Alemanha: reduções temporárias do IVA canceladas

Como parte do seu pacote de estímulo económico, a Alemanha reduziu as taxas de IVA em junho de 2020 para 16%, como taxa base, e para 5%, como taxa reduzida. Conforme planeado, esta medida relativa às taxas terminou a 31 de dezembro de 2020.
A partir de 1 de janeiro de 2021 as taxas de IVA "antigas" (19% de taxa base e 7% de taxa reduzida) serão aplicadas como acontecia antes de julho de 2020. O que isto significa:
• As faturas de bens e serviços com um tempo de fornecimento (competência do imposto) após 31 de dezembro de 2020 têm de utilizar as taxas de IVA originais (19% e 7%)
• As faturas de bens e serviços com uma competência de imposto antes de 1 de janeiro de 2021 têm de continuar a utilizar as taxas de julho de 2020: 16% e 5%

Click here to learn more about the German mandate.

02/01/2021
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China

Extensão do projeto piloto e-Fapiaos com IVA especial 

O projeto piloto de faturação eletrónica da China para faturas com IVA especial está a ganhar tração rapidamente. O projeto piloto já estava disponível em 11 regiões e foi agora alargado a mais 25 regiões. O projeto está de certa forma atrasado; atualmente, espera-se que a faturação eletrónica fique disponível em todo o país ao longo de 2021. (O plano original era a cobertura total do país nos finais de 2020).

A iniciativa da faturação eletrónica com IVA especial visa substituir o processo Fapiao existente, que é totalmente realizado em papel e exige que os contribuintes utilizem faturas pré-numeradas pelo governo e visitem o serviço de finanças para emitir tais faturas.

As empresas são geralmente selecionadas e certificadas para o projeto piloto. As empresas certificadas utilizam a "Plataforma de serviço público de faturas eletrónicas com IVA" do estado, utilizando o seu terminal de início de sessão "U Key", que é um componente hardware fornecido pelos serviços de finanças locais. Na Plataforma de serviço público, os contribuintes solicitam a aprovação do tipo e número de faturas que vão emitir num determinado período. A Plataforma pública também é utilizada para o armazenamento permanente de faturas. As correções de fatura (notas de crédito) também podem ser emitidas através da Plataforma de serviço (através de Fapiaos especiais de tipo de letra vermelho).

23/12/2020
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Reino Unido

Verificador de validação da identificação do IVA pelo HMRC

Visto que a verificação da identificação do VIES IVA não estará mais disponível no Reino Unido pós-Brexit, o HMRC lançou o seu próprio verificador de validação da identificação do IVA. Para aceder à ferramenta, clique na seguinte ligação.

23/12/2020
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Roménia

Pretende utilizar este sistema?

O Ministro das Finanças da Roménia anunciou que o governo romeno pretende introduzir um sistema de faturação eletrónica. Atualmente, não existem mais informações disponíveis. Iremos acompanhar os anúncios e comunicar sobre progressos adicionais nas próximas atualizações de conformidade.

23/12/2020
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Polónia

Pretende implementar a faturação eletrónica através do Sistema nacional de faturas eletrónicas (KSeF)?

O Ministro das Finanças da Polónia pretende alterar a lei do IVA com a introdução da possibilidade de emitir faturas eletrónicas além das faturas em papel e eletrónicas atuais, através do KSeF – o Sistema nacional de faturas eletrónicas. Além das vantagens comerciais da faturação eletrónica (como redução de custos, maior transparência e ciclos de pagamentos mais curtos), haverá mais vantagens para o contribuinte, como a redução do prazo dos reembolsos do IVA de 60 para 45 dias. Prevê-se que o projeto inicie no primeiro trimestre de 2021. No entanto, parece que o sistema será de utilização obrigatória em 2022.

18/12/2020
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França

Obrigatoriedade da faturação eletrónica e a comunicação eletrónica do IVA

No dia 24 de novembro, a Direção-Geral das Finanças Públicas francesa (DGFiP) apresentou aos acionistas externos o relatório que detalha a implementação da utilização e adoção gerais da faturação eletrónica em França e a obrigação de comunicar o IVA eletronicamente a partir de 2023.

No início de 2021, será constituído um "Departamento de projeto" na DGFiP. Este departamento liderará os próximos passos. Juntamente com a agência tecnológica de informações financeiras francesa (AIFE), as futuras consultas, organizadas em "Grupos de trabalho" com acionistas, ocorrerão durante 2021 para detalhar ainda mais os requisitos, as melhores práticas e o alinhamento da estrutura de suporte com as necessidades das empresas.

18/12/2020
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Reino da Arábia Saudita

Faturação eletrónica obrigatória

Conforme mencionado na nossa atualização anterior, o Reino da Arábia Saudita está a realizar rápidos progressos com a introdução da faturação eletrónica obrigatória. O sistema de faturação eletrónica visa baixar as transações clandestinas e combater o encobrimento comercial.

Na sexta-feira, 4 de dezembro de 2020, a Autoridade Geral de Zakat e Fiscal saudita aprovou o novo regulamento de faturação eletrónica. O regulamento de faturação eletrónica contém sete artigos que regulam o mecanismo para emitir e manter as faturas eletrónicas dos contribuintes. O regulamento também prevê normas e prazos processuais, assim como outras disposições, procedimentos e os indivíduos sujeitos aos mesmos. A emissão obrigatória de faturas eletrónicas iniciará a 4 de dezembro de 2021, seguida da comunicação obrigatória das faturas ao governo em junho de 2022.

Para obter mais informações, consulte a versão inglesa dos Regulamentos e Perguntas frequentes sobre a faturação eletrónica, publicados recentemente, pela GATZ.

05/12/2020
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Portugal

Adiamento do código único do documento ("ATCUD")

Na Portaria 195/202, o governo português anunciou os requisitos para as empresas incluírem um código único do documento (ATCUD) em faturas e noutros documentos de tributação relevantes em janeiro de 2021. Isso foi agora adiado para 2022.

No entanto, o Despacho 412/2020.XXI prevê que a Autoridade Tributária portuguesa deve reforçar o apoio para os contribuintes, cumprindo a obrigação de incluir um código QR (Código de resposta rápida) em faturas a partir de 01/01/2021.

Aceda a esta ligação para consultar as especificações técnicas do código QR.

03/12/2020
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Itália

A proposta de Lei do Orçamento de 2021 altera o mandato de faturação eletrónica de 2022

A (projeto de) Lei do Orçamento de 2021 introduz alterações aos requisitos italianos de faturação eletrónica que, provavelmente, entrarão em vigor em 2022:

  • Transmissão obrigatória das transações com não-residentes (entidades sem IVA) ao sistema de comércio italiano (SdI). Isto significa que já não será preciso utilizar a comunicação internacional (Esterometro).
  • A FATTURA XML poderá ter novos campos e verificações adicionais para fornecimentos com declaração de intenção.
29/10/2020
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Noruega

Noruega: prolongamento da redução da taxa de IVA

A Noruega prolongou a redução da taxa de 6% do IVA para depois de 31 de outubro. Não foi estabelecida ainda uma data final.

21/10/2020
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Espanha

Espanha - prolongamento da taxa zero de emergência

A 20 de abril, o governo espanhol introduziu uma taxa temporária de zero no IVA para compras e importações de máscaras cirúrgicas e produtos de limpeza e desinfeção efetuadas por entidades públicas, hospitais e outras organizações sem fins lucrativos. A medida seria válida até 31 de julho, mas foi prolongada para 31 de outubro de 2020 com aplicação retrospetiva desde a data de validade da derrogação original.

16/10/2020
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Irlanda

Irlanda: redução da taxa de IVA no sector da hospitalidade

A Irlanda irá reduzir temporariamente a taxa de IVA do sector da hospitalidade (hotéis, restaurantes, bares, etc.) de 13,5% para 9%. A alteração estará em vigor de 1 de novembro de 2020 até 31 de dezembro de 2021.

07/10/2020
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Polónia

Polónia; tudo a postos com o apuramento de faturas B2B

O Ministro das Finanças polaco planeia implementar um mandato de apuramento de faturas de IVA B2B (tal como o modelo SdI italiano) esperado para 2022, no máximo, sendo que algumas fontes mencionam uma implementação mais próxima do meio de 2021.

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07/10/2020
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Grécia

Grécia atrasa mandato de registo de faturas a 1 de outubro

O governo grego inverteu a marcha a 1 de outubro, no dia do mandato, para prolongar o período voluntário de registo de faturas para 1 de janeiro de 2021, motivado pelo impacto económico da COVID e pela preparação das empresas.

07/10/2020
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Hungria

Hungria apresenta nova estrutura de ficheiros para a comunicação de dados de faturas online

A autoridade fiscal húngara publicou recentemente uma nova estrutura de ficheiros que servirá de base para a comunicação de dados de faturas online em 2021. A nova estrutura de ficheiros é a versão 3.0 de XSD.

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07/10/2020
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Estados Unidos da América

EUA exploram possibilidades da faturação eletrónica padronizada

A organização americana Business Payments Coalition (BPC) está a liderar um trabalho de 3 anos para explorar a possibilidade de desenvolver e implementar uma estrutura padrão para faturação B2B omnipresente no mercado dos EUA.

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07/10/2020
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Reino Unido

O Reino Unido prolonga a redução da taxa de IVA aos setores do turismo e da hospitalidade

A redução temporária da taxa de IVA para 15% nos setores de turismo e hospitalidade será prolongada até ao final de março de 2021.

22/09/2020
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Reino da Arábia Saudita

Reino da Arábia Saudita: a caminho de um mandato de faturação eletrónica

A 17 de setembro, a Autoridade Geral de Zakat e Fiscal saudita publicou um rascunho de regulamentação sobre faturação eletrónica e irá procurar consultadoria junto de especialistas do sector para obter aconselhamento sobre as respetivas propostas. A Tungsten está ativamente envolvida no processo de consultadoria que termina a 14 de outubro.

20/05/2020
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Reino da Arábia Saudita

Reino da Arábia Saudita (KSA) anuncia aumento da taxa de IVA

O Reino da Arábia Saudita (KSA) anunciou um aumento da taxa de IVA de 5% para 15%: o Ministro das Finanças do KSA, Al Jadaan, anunciou que, a partir de 1 de julho de 2020, a taxa de IVA aumentará de 5% para 15%.

17/03/2020
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Índia

A Índia atrasa o mandato sobre faturas

O governo indiano anunciou o respetivo mandato de registo de faturas para o final de 2019, apresentando uma data de implementação desafiante, 1 de abril de 2020. O governo comunica agora que irá adiar a data de entrada em vigor do mandato para 1 de outubro de 2020.

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09/03/2020
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China

China avança com planos para melhorar funcionalidade da legislação de IVA

A Administração Pública Fiscal (STA) da China disponibilizou uma atualização pública sobre vários assuntos relacionados com impostos, incluindo um plano de desenvolvimento para faturas de IVA eletrónicas especiais.

09/03/2020
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Polónia

Polónia avança com prazo de novembro para faturação eletrónica B2G

A Polónia está a avançar na introdução de uma plataforma digital online que suporta os seus serviços públicos principais, com a introdução de faturação eletrónica obrigatória para transações B2G.

10/03/2020
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Alemanha

Faturação eletrónica B2G na Alemanha aproxima-se da segunda fase

A Alemanha anunciou o calendário para faturação eletrónica B2G obrigatória. À medida que Abril se aproxima, a segunda fase entra em ação a nível regional e municipal. A Tungsten está disponível para ajudar: podemos fornecer apoio na entrega de faturas da XRechnung através da nossa ligação PEPPOL.

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03/03/2020
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Grécia

Grécia anuncia planos de faturação eletrónica para melhorar discrepâncias no IVA a nível nacional

Numa tentativa de combater a evasão fiscal indireta, o governo grego está a adotar um modelo de apuramento de faturas que é similar ao atualmente utilizado no México.

21/02/2020
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Índia

Informações adicionais sobre o mandato indiano

A partir de 1 de abril de 2020, todas as empresas com uma faturação de pelo menos Rs.100 Rupias serão obrigadas a começar a utilizar o IRP.

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27/01/2020
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Filipinas

Unilever e Tungsten obtêm licença de utilização de CAS nas Filipinas

Após vários anos de colaboração, anunciamos oficialmente que foi finalmente concedida uma licença de utilização entre a Unilever e a Tungsten no início de janeiro de 2020.

19/12/2019
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Índia

Prazo de faturação eletrónica na Índia confirmado para Abril de 2020

Foi confirmado que a Índia irá lançar um Portal de Registo de Faturas no início de 2020, e que este será de utilização obrigatória para os contribuintes de valores pequenos e médios a partir de Abril de 2020.

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28/06/2018
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Itália

A Itália amplia o prazo para os fornecedores de combustíveis para a faturação eletrónica B2B

O governo italiano anunciou que os fornecedores de combustível devem começar a enviar faturas eletrónicas B2B a partir do dia 1 de janeiro de 2019, juntamente com todas as outras empresas com um número de contribuinte italiano.

13/06/2018
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Espanha

A Espanha alarga o mandato de faturação eletrónica B2G

A Espanha anunciou uma extensão do mandato B2G existente para os subcontratantes envolvidos em contratos/concursos públicos, com efeitos a partir do dia 1 de julho de 2018.

11/05/2018
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Grécia

Grécia irá autorizar a faturação eletrónica B2B

A Autoridade Independente para a Receita Pública (Α.Α.Δ.Ε.) anunciou a intenção de introduzir livros de contabilidade de faturação eletrónica e manutenção eletrónica obrigatórios a partir de 1 de janeiro de 2020.

20/04/2018
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Itália

A UE permite a derrogação para o mandato italiano sobre a faturação eletrónica de B2B

A Comissão Europeia autorizou uma derrogação dos artigos 218 e 232 da Diretiva 2006/112/EC para a Itália, dado que o mandato B2B do país entrava em conflito direto com os artigos. O mandato italiano pode agora ser implementado sem contrariar quaisquer leis da UE.

01/04/2018
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África do Sul

África do Sul altera taxas de IVA

A partir de 1 de abril de 2018, a taxa de IVA normal aumentou de 14% para 15%.

31/01/2018
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Catar

Implementação de IVA no Qatar

Em fevereiro de 2016, o Conselho de Cooperação do Golfo (GCC) anunciou que o imposto de valor acrescentado (IVA) seria implementado nos Estados do Golfo, começando em janeiro de 2018.

31/01/2018
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Alemanha

Alemanha autoriza faturação eletrónica B2G

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam as faturas eletronicamente.

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01/01/2018
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Emirados Árabes Unidos

Emirados Árabes Unidos implementam IVA

Em fevereiro de 2016, o Conselho de Cooperação do Golfo (GCC) anunciou que o imposto de valor acrescentado (IVA) seria implementado nos Estados do Golfo, começando em janeiro de 2018.

01/01/2018
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Reino da Arábia Saudita

Reino da Arábia Saudita implementa IVA

Em fevereiro de 2016, o Conselho de Cooperação do Golfo (GCC) anunciou que o imposto de valor acrescentado (IVA) seria implementado nos Estados do Golfo, começando em janeiro de 2018.

01/01/2018
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Suécia

Suécia implementa a Diretiva 55 da UE relativa ao IVA

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam faturas eletronicamente ou, no mínimo, que tenham uma data definida para quando o poderão fazer.

01/01/2018
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Itália

Itália autoriza faturação eletrónica B2B

O governo italiano confirmou que a faturação eletrónica B2B passará a ser obrigatória a partir de 1 de janeiro de 2019 (em determinados casos, fornecedores de combustível para motores ou subcontratantes de empresas a trabalharem para a administração pública, o mandato entrará em vigor a julho de 2018).

01/01/2018
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Polónia

Polónia adia alterações à Lei sobre o IVA até julho de 2018

Alterações fundamentais à Lei do IVA deveriam ter entrado em vigor a 1 de janeiro de 2018. No entanto, foram adiadas até julho de 2018.

01/01/2018
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Roménia

Roménia implementa pagamento dividido de IVA

A implementação da lei relativa ao pagamento obrigatório dividido de IVA, entrou em vigor a 1 de janeiro de 2018. O sistema tem sido voluntário desde 1 de outubro de 2017.

01/01/2018
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Hungria

Hungria anuncia o requisito de relatórios eletrónicos para as vendas domésticas B2B

O Governo Húngaro publicou a proposta de decreto mais recente em que indica em detalhe as alterações relativas aos relatórios de IVA que entrarão em vigor a 1 de julho de 2018.

01/07/2017
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México

México autoriza o CFDi versão 3.3

O CFDi 3.3 do México foi apresentado a 1 de julho de 2017 e torna-se obrigatório a partir de hoje. A nova versão inclui alterações à estrutura, formato de dados, catálogos, bem como às regras de validação e cálculo como as mencionadas a seguir.

01/06/2017
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França

França implementa a Diretiva 55 da UE relativa ao IVA

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam faturas eletronicamente ou, no mínimo, que tenham uma data definida para quando o poderão fazer.

01/01/2017
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Noruega

Noruega implementa a Diretiva 55 da UE relativa ao IVA

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam faturas eletronicamente ou, no mínimo, que tenham uma data definida para quando o poderão fazer.

01/01/2017
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França

França autoriza faturação eletrónica B2G

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam as faturas eletronicamente.

01/06/2016
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Itália

Itália implementa a Diretiva 55 da UE relativa ao IVA

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam faturas eletronicamente ou, no mínimo, que tenham uma data definida para quando o poderão fazer.

01/01/2016
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Dinamarca

Dinamarca implementa a Diretiva 55 da UE relativa ao IVA

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam faturas eletronicamente ou, no mínimo, que tenham uma data definida para quando o poderão fazer.

01/01/2016
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Espanha

Espanha implementa a Diretiva 55 da UE relativa ao IVA

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam faturas eletronicamente ou, no mínimo, que tenham uma data definida para quando o poderão fazer.

01/09/2015
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Estados Unidos da América

Estados Unidos autorizam faturação eletrónica B2G

As agências federais dos Estados Unidos contam adotar esta faturação eletrónica para compras B2G até ao fim do ano fiscal de 2018.

16/04/2014
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União Europeia

Diretiva 55 da União Europeia relativa ao IVA

A Diretiva 55 da União Europeia (UE) relativa ao IVA obriga a que, a partir de 27 de novembro de 2018, todas as autoridades públicas recebam faturas eletronicamente ou, no mínimo, que tenham uma data definida para quando o poderão fazer.

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