Turkey’s E-Arşiv Invoice Mandate and Integration Methods

Tamer Taşdelen
December 8, 2020

The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) expanded the e-transformation practices both in terms of application and taxpayers in scope with the General Communique issued on 19 October 2019. Within this context, using the e-invoice system and e-arşiv invoices became mandatory for businesses with a year-end turnover of TRY 5 million and above.

Taxpayers with gross sales revenue above TRY 5 million in 2020 will have to switch to the e-arşiv invoice system before 1 July 2021.

What is the e-arşiv invoice system, and who does it affect?

E-arşiv invoice is an e-document that can be created digitally. It allows electronic invoices to be issued to non-registered e-invoice taxpayers.

According to the Communique issued by the TRA, those in scope of the e-arşiv system include;

  • Taxpayers who use e-Invoice
  • Service intermediaries
  • And, online advertising agents and taxpayers who advertise online must switch to the e-arşiv invoice.

From 1 January 2020, taxpayers not in scope for an e-arşiv invoice are obliged to issue e-arşiv invoices through the TRA’s portal if the total amount of an invoice issued to non-registered taxpayers, including taxes, exceeds TRY 30,000, or if the total amount of an invoice issued to taxpayers, including taxes, exceeds TRY 5,000.

Benefits of the e-arşiv invoice system

  • Allows sending electronic invoices to taxpayers not registered to e-invoice
  • Accelerates business processes and increases the productivity of companies allowing them to channel resources to areas that will grow their business
  • Reduces printing and shipping costs and eliminates archiving costs completely
  • Reduces operational workload and speeds up all transactional processes
  • Prevents losses during shipping as it is digitally sent and stored
  • Prevents paper waste and helps reduce the carbon footprint

E-arşiv invoice integration methods

According to the guideline published by the TRA, the e-arşiv invoice system can be integrated using three different methods:

  • TRA Portal: Issuing e-invoice transactions via the portal provided by the TRA
  • Direct integration: Integration of companies into the TRA via their servers
  • Private integrators: Integrating into the e-arşiv system via private integrator companies that are authorised by the TRA.

Sovos has more than a decade of experience keeping clients up to date with e-invoicing mandates all over the world.

Sign up for Email Updates

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


Tamer Taşdelen

Tamer, 6 years of expertise in SAP, total 8 years of experience in software, has received a Bachelor’s Degree in Instructional Technologies and holds a MIS Master’s degree. Tamer has gained expertise in application development, project management, integration and system architecture. He uses his expertise in Sovos to guide its business partners and customers in technical and legal terms, to optimize business processes, to support Urge – marketing and customer compliance. Tamer also supports e-transformation in every platform as a speaker in Webinars and events.
Share This Post
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on email

Tax Information Reporting
April 15, 2021
Managing Form 1099-NEC Reporting After Publication 1220

Form 1099-NEC changes in 2020 Since the IRS released Publication 1220, announcing that Form 1099-NEC—for nonemployee compensation—would not be included in the Combined Federal/State Filing (CF/SF) program starting tax year 2020, 37 states have implemented direct state reporting requirements for new Form 1099-NEC.  Though there are 32 states that participate in the CF/SF program, the […]

North America Unclaimed Property
April 15, 2021
Delaware Unclaimed Property VDA Notices

Delaware VDA Responses Due Monday, April 19, 2021 If you received one of the recent unclaimed property DE VDA invitations sent February 19, 2021 your response is due Monday, April 19, 2021. Holders that received an invitation and do not respond by April 19th will be referred to State Escheator for audit examination. Double check […]

North America Unclaimed Property
April 14, 2021
When Are Unclaimed Property Reports Due and Other FAQs

When are unclaimed property reports due? This is a fairly common question asked by holders that are new to the escheat reporting process, or not as well versed in the intricacies of escheatment reporting. Fortunately, Sovos has provided answers to some of the most frequently asked escheat reporting questions to help your organization survive unclaimed […]

North America Unclaimed Property
April 14, 2021
Unclaimed Property Landscape for the Life Insurance Industry

Most unclaimed property professionals are familiar with the story of Verus Analytics, LLC’s (“Verus”)[1] appearance on the contract audit “field of play” some ten years ago, as it cut a swath across the life insurance industry with audits focused on the industry’s failure to report and remit unclaimed life insurance proceeds based on the insurers […]

Brazil E-Invoicing Compliance Tax Compliance
April 13, 2021
E-invoice Data Reveals the Impact of COVID-19 on Brazil’s Economy

Increased visibility into, and control over, taxpayer financial and trade data is the key benefit highlighted by governments that have introduced continuous transaction controls (CTC) regimes. Its importance cannot be overstated. Transactional data cleared by or exchanged through a tax administration authorised platform becomes the new source of truth for tax authorities to assess the […]