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India’s E-Invoicing Reform: The Clock is Ticking

Taxpayers are only two weeks away from the initial start of India’s e-invoicing reform. Even though the continuous transaction controls (CTC) invoicing system was officially first introduced in December 2019, there have been many changes and updates from the GSTN. In addition to changes announced in July which affected the schema and scope for India’s […]

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Turkey Amends the General Communique

The Turkish Revenue Authority (TRA) continues to innovate digital tax controls, most recently by introducing a new document type among other changes. They recently published a Draft Communique including several amendments to existing regulations which were opened up for public consultation. The General Communique on the Tax Procedural Law (General Communique), which this recent draft […]

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Impact of Greek Tax Reform on E-Invoicing

With the 1 October go-live date for myDATA, the first Greek implementation of Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC), fast approaching, legal clarity around the broader tax reform should ideally be close to completion. Greece’s tax reform is expected to not only cover CTC reporting but also e-invoicing.  So far, however, we have only seen fragmented documentation […]

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Portugal: New Unique ID Number and QR Code Regulations Bring Challenges

As anticipated, further information has been published by the Portuguese tax authorities about the regulation of invoices. Last weeks’ news about the postponement of requirements established during the country’s mini e-invoice reform, and the withdrawal of a company’s obligation to communicate a set of information to the tax authority, culminated in the long-waited regulation about […]

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TRA Updates E-Delivery Note Application Guidelines

Issuing e-delivery and printed delivery notes together The article (Article 15.5), which was quite confusing in the initial version of the guideline, is now much clearer. If an e-delivery note can’t be issued in the location where the shipment is initiated e.g. the delivery truck, it may be issued within the company. However, a printed […]

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Portugal: Details on the QR Code and UUID Expected

In February last year, the Portuguese government published the Law Decree 28/2019 rolling out changes affecting e-invoices. The goal of the Law Decree is to simplify and consolidate pieces of law that are scattered around the Portuguese legal framework. However, the effectiveness of many of those rules is still dependent on further regulation, such as […]

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India: Last-Minute Changes to the Proposed E-Invoicing System

The October deadline is fast approaching for the Indian CTC invoicing mandate, but it remains a moving target. In a swift move that was published just two months prior to go-live, authorities have now changed the scope of who is affected by the reform, as well as updated the JSON format. Why the change? The […]

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Cancellation and Refund Policies for E-Invoice and E-Arşiv Invoice

Taxpayers with annual gross sales of TRY 5 million and above are obliged to use e-invoice or e-arşiv invoice from 1 July 2020. Although the e-invoice has the same qualities as a paper invoice, there are occasions where it should be treated differently such as for cancellations and refunds. What is a refund invoice? A […]

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Asia: E-invoicing Developments Across the Region

The world has witnessed how several Latin American countries have successfully adopted e-invoices to replace paper versions and close VAT gaps – the difference between the revenue governments are entitled to receive and what they de facto manage to collect.    The positive effects of mandatory e-invoicing regimes, such as achieving simplification of the invoicing […]

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Turkey: Penalties for Noncompliance with the Mandatory Electronic Document Framework

For rules to carry any real weight, the rule-maker must combine compliance with that rule with either a carrot or a stick. In the field of tax legislation, the rule-maker, in this case, the legislator or the tax authority, almost always goes down the route of the stick in situations of noncompliance. And the penalties […]

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Greece: myDATA law is published as e-invoicing incentives are released

myDATA updates On 22 June, the joint Ministerial Decision that sets forth the myDATA framework was published. The decision specifies, among other things, the scope of application and applicable exemptions, the data to be transmitted, transmission methods and procedures, applicable deadlines and how transactions should be characterized. Starting from January 2021, the required data must […]

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Industry First: Businesses and Government Partner on New Digital VAT Compliance Principles

For the first time in history, international business and governments have come together. Their aim was to define and agree a guiding set of principles for tax compliance in a world where continuous tax controls (CTCs) are becoming the norm.  The International Chamber of Commerce‘s (ICC) executive board has now formally approved the first set […]

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E-Delivery Note Usage Scenarios

The General Communiqué no. 509 (communiqué) established the date of transition to the e-delivery note application and the full scope of the mandate. Whilst the communiqué addressed the general use of the application and the basic practices, it didn’t contain all the information businesses require and although the FAQ and information from the Turkish Revenue […]

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E-invoicing Trends Across the Middle East and North Africa

The concept of e-invoicing as a vehicle for increased tax control and cost reduction, continues to spread into new areas of the world. The number of countries adopting e-invoicing regimes are rising in the Middle East and North Africa as both governments and businesses by now are well-aware of the benefits. While some countries in […]

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Key Facts About Turkey’s E-Arşiv Invoice System

The era of paper invoices is coming to an end. With the e-arşiv invoice system, you can issue an electronic invoice, even to non-registered e-invoice taxpayers. This regulation enables companies to send invoices directly to the end-user via e-mail removing the need for paper invoices. Due to the official statement from the Turkish Revenue Administration […]

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Greece: Focus on E-invoicing as MyDATA Bill is Signed

After a period of solid work around the myDATA framework, with little documentation left to implement the entire scheme in Greece, the IAPR has shifted its attention to e-invoicing. Last week the IAPR and the Ministry of Finance signed the long-awaited bill, which once turned into law will enforce the myDATA system within Greece. According […]

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India’s E-invoicing Mandate Deadline of October is Looming

Renowned for its diversity, India is taking the same approach to its e-invoicing framework.  There have been several changes and new possibilities included in the required processes and technical (“JSON”) invoice schema since e-invoicing was introduced. Such changes are unsurprising as many of the existing Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC) systems regularly bring new elements to […]

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Turkey: Which Documents Can Replace E-Delivery Notes?

From 1 July 2020, all taxpayers with revenue above 25 million TL in 2018 or subsequent years must switch to the e-delivery note system. E-invoice instead of e-delivery note With the deadline fast approaching, one of the questions on taxpayers’ minds is whether e-invoices can be used to replace e-delivery notes as paper invoices can […]

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