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.

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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.
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