Oil & Gas – Brazil mandates new eInvoicing process for 2013 – More Industries to Follow

Scott Lewin
March 6, 2013

In previous articles, we discussed the concept of Eventos that the Brazil tax authority was evaluating. And as always, the first wave of inbound receiving mandates are already hitting specific industries. Currently, the concept of Eventos is mandated to be implemented for Oil and Gas companies. But those in other industries should take notice as this process will likely be rolled out across all industries. The mandatesfall into two basic industry categories:

Production Environment must be live:

  • For Fuel Distribution Companies : March 1st, 2013
  • Gas Stations and Resale companies: July 1st, 2013

The reason the government is changing and forcing this new process: The Brazilian SEFAZ wants to create controls preventingtransportation fraud as well as NF-e cancellations after the delivery of goods. Unscrupulous suppliers werecreating “ghost” transactions at end of month usingthe tax idof existing customers without their awareness. Transactionswere then canceled later without consequence to the sending party. This process was and is being utilized to ship product illegally.

What do Oil & Gas companies have to do:

  • In short: The receiver of a NF-e or CT-e, a transportation invoice, will send an Acknowledgement to the government for each document received.

Functionality that your solution needs to have in order to comply with the full Eventos process includes:

  • Inbound Nota Fiscal validation engine
    • Validate all Inbound NFe
    • Validate all Inbound CTe
  • One Monitor to watch over the entire “process orchestration”
  • Deep ERP integration to trigger and monitor the “Eventos” creation, this should not be a separate box or require management of separate middleware. This should be a direct extension of your ERP. If you have to monitor your ERP, a middleware integration to the NFe solution, a middleware connection to the SEFAZ and back; your organization is looking at a production support headache – this model of separate boxmiddlewaremonitors is the only option available in most ERP systems
  • Ability to download the XML from the SEFAZ after the Acknowledgement Eventos is sent to the government
  • Once a receiver sends the ACK (acknowledgement) to the SEFAZ, they are allowed to download the XML from the government portal. This feature of the legislation should provide great benefit for the buyer. If the company receives the DANFE (a paper representation that must accompany the truck) without the XML, a deeply integrated solution will be able to automatically download the XML from the SEFAZ. In essence, with the introduction of Eventos, the Brazilian government is becoming an eInvoicing network with two way communication between the Buyer and Suppliers.

Sign up for Email Updates

Stay up to date with the latest tax and compliance updates that may impact your business.


Scott Lewin

Gain timely insight and important up to the minute information about the current legislative changes in Latin America, including Brazil Nota Fiscal, Mexico CFDI, Argentina AFIP and Chile DTE. Learn how these changes affect your operations, your finances and also your Information Technology teams.
Share This Post

Sales & Use Tax United States
August 22, 2019
Benefits of Sales Tax Automation Software and Deployment Options

You operate a lean tax compliance and reporting team. Maybe your company has reduced staff over the past 5-10 years while continuing to grow its business through organic means as well as merger and acquisition.  But now your staff of 10 is down to four or five. What was once a manageable manual process of […]

Tax Information Reporting United States
August 19, 2019
Negative Reporting – What If I Have No Records to Report?

If you have no new unclaimed property records for a particular state this filing year, does that mean you are off the hook? Well, not necessarily.   Most states want you to file with them each year. If you’ve reported in the past, they want to hear from you even in the years when you […]

Tax Information Reporting United States
August 19, 2019
To Aggregate or Not to Aggregate – There Is No Question – Not

Article written By Bill Dadmun, Records and Receipts Manager, State of Virginia   How many of you use the aggregate function when reporting?  Does it make your life easier?  Listen to this scenario and tell me if it sounds familiar.   You get a call from someone that is due $49.95 from a credit balance.  […]

Tax Information Reporting United States
August 19, 2019
Reciprocal Filing – Why You Should Proceed with Extreme Caution

This isn’t the first time I’ve blogged about the dangers of reciprocal filing, but I feel like it is a topic worth covering again for those who may have missed it. Reciprocal or exchange filing means reporting records to a state even though the last known addresses for the records are not in that state. […]

Tax Information Reporting United States
August 19, 2019
Demystifying Codes for Unclaimed Property Compliance

Have you ever been confused about which property code to use for a certain type of property? We have all been there. NAUPA, the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, has a list of standard codes that you can view here starting at the bottom of page 23.   Each code is made up of two alpha […]