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United States, Australia and New Zealand: E-Invoicing Reforms

The global trend in the e-invoicing sphere for the past decade has shown that legislators and local tax authorities worldwide are rethinking the invoice creation process. By introducing technologically sophisticated continuous transaction control (CTC) platforms tax authorities get immediate and detailed control over VAT, which has proven a very efficient way to reduce the VAT […]

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Italy Expands its E-invoicing Mandate

The Italian government has taken important steps to broaden the scope of its e-invoicing mandate, more specifically by widening the scope of taxpayers subject to electronic invoice issuance and clearance obligations, starting 1 July 2022. On 13 April 2022, the draft Law-Decree, known as the second part of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (Decreto […]

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Philippines Advances Towards Mandatory CTC Reporting

The Philippines continues in constant advance towards implementing its continuous transaction controls (CTC) system, which consists of near real-time reporting of electronically issued invoices and receipts. On 4 April, testing began in the Electronic Invoicing System (EIS), the government’s platform, with six companies selected as pilots for this project. The initial move toward a CTC […]

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Why Government Mandated E-invoicing is Creating a New Reality for Businesses

Government mandated e-invoicing is continuing its proliferation across the globe as more and more governments are implementing always-on monitoring and enforcement for businesses operating within their jurisdictions. Businesses have been dealing with government mandates for some time, however, managing this new level of imposed transparency is forcing businesses to adapt to how they track and […]

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Poland Moves Towards Mandatory E-Invoicing with EU Derogation and E-Invoicing App Testing

Transition from voluntary to mandatory e-invoicing expected from 1 April 2023 From 1 January 2022, taxpayers have been able to issue structured invoices (e-invoices) using Poland’s National e-Invoicing System (KSeF) on a voluntary basis, meaning electronic and paper forms are still acceptable in parallel. Introduction of the KSeF system is part of the digital transformation […]

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Tax Reform in Brazil: Moving Towards Unification of E-invoicing

Brazil is, without doubt, one of the most challenging jurisdictions in the world when it comes to tax legislation. The intricate fiscal system that encompasses rules from 27 states and over 5000 municipalities has created a burden on companies, especially for cross-state and cross-municipality transactions. Furthermore, taxpayers must carefully examine the numerous e-invoicing formats and […]

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VAT in the Digital Age: Part III – VAT and the Platform Economy

In the European Union, the VAT rules around supplies of goods, as well as ’traditional’ two-party supplies of services, are well-defined and established. Peer-to-peer services facilitated by a platform, however, do not always fit neatly into the categories set out under the EU VAT Directive (Council Directive 2006/112/EC). There are ambiguities around both the nature […]

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Paraguay’s New E-invoicing System to Gradually Become Mandatory From July 2022

The electronic invoicing system in Paraguay has been in development since 2017 according to the plan carried out by the Undersecretary of State for Taxation (SET) to modernise and improve tax collection and minimise the incidence of tax fraud. The introduction of the Integrated National Electronic Invoicing System (Es. Sistema Integrado de Facturación Electrónica Nacional […]

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Romanian E-Transport System Details Announced

Governments throughout the world are introducing continuous transaction control (CTC) systems to improve and strengthen VAT collection while combating tax evasion. Romania, with the largest VAT gap in the EU (34.9% in 2019), is one of the countries moving the fastest when it comes to introducing CTCs. In December 2021 the country announced mandatory usage […]

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Don’t Take Chances with Government Mandated E-invoicing

According to research firm Gartner, IT spending will reach an estimated $4.5 trillion in 2022. This represents a 5.1% increase as compared to 2021. This much needed increase allows businesses to focus on technology updates and advancements that had to be placed on the backburner due to the COVID-19 pandemic. IT departments are now eager […]

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Why IT is Now on the Frontlines of Ensuring Continuous Commerce for Businesses

In today’s global and digital world, organizations are continually having to adjust to the challenges posed by government mandated e-invoicing. With governments continually leveraging technology to facilitate compliance and track tax fraud efficiently, there has never been a more crucial time for businesses to remain compliant. While remaining compliant and avoiding costly penalties and fines […]

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VAT in the Digital Age: Part II – VAT Reporting and E-invoicing

The European Commission’s “VAT in the Digital Age” initiative reflects on how tax authorities can use technology to fight tax fraud and, at the same time, modernise processes to the benefit of businesses. A public consultation was launched earlier this year, in which the Commission welcomes feedback on policy options for VAT rules and processes […]

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Belgium Expands B2G Mandatory E-Invoicing – Will B2B Come Next?

In November 2021, a Draft Royal Decree was published by the Chancery of the Prime Minister of Belgium, aiming to expand the scope of the existing e-invoicing mandate for certain business to government (B2G) transactions by implementing mandatory e-invoicing for all transactions with public administrations in Belgium. This obligation was already in place for suppliers […]

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European Parliament Recommends Harmonising E-invoicing Across the EU

On 10 March, the European Parliament (EP) adopted a Resolution to the Commission’s Action Plan on fair and simple taxation supporting the recovery strategy, which set forth 25 initiatives predominantly related to European Union Value Added Tax (EU VAT). The document includes several general considerations and recommendations to the Commission for the VAT Directive revision […]

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Poland’s E-Invoicing System: Latest Developments

Poland has been moving towards introducing the CTC framework and the system, the Krajowy System e-Faktur (KSeF), since early 2021. As of 1 January 2022, the platform has been available for taxpayers who opt to issue structured invoices through KSeF and to benefit from the introduced incentives. As the taxpayers have been using KSeF for […]

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Is IT Leading the Global Transformation of E-invoicing?

Governments throughout the world are implementing government mandated e-invoicing for its ability to facilitate compliance and track fraud quickly and efficiently. Driven by the continual growth of global digitization, governments are increasingly leveraging technology to review every transaction in real-time. Real-time monitoring and enforcement has introduced a range of potentially costly penalties ranging from fines […]

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Australia Boosts B2B E-invoicing

Unlike many other country initiatives that we have seen in the e-invoicing space recently, Australia does not seem to have any immediate plans to introduce continuous transaction controls (CTC) or government-portal involvement in their B2B invoicing. Judging from the recent public consultation, current efforts are focused on ways to accelerate business adoption of electronic invoicing. […]

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India Expands E-invoicing Scope From 1 April 2022

On 24 February 2022, the Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) issued a notification (Notification No. 01/2022 – Central Tax) that lowered the threshold for mandatory e-invoicing. In India, e-invoicing is mandatory for taxpayers when exceeding a specific threshold (businesses operating in certain sectors are exempted). The current threshold for mandatory e-invoicing […]

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