Brazil e-invoicing regulations

Brazil has a mature but extremely complex e-invoicing system

In 2008, Brazil adopted a clearance electronic invoicing model in which the country’s tax authority must receive and clear an invoice before a supplier can issue it to a payer. More than a decade later, the Brazilian tax administration’s digitization has evolved so much that other tax administrations call Brazil the Google of fiscal goods. 

Current regulations include electronic invoices for: supplies of goods (NF-e), services (NFS-e), transport services (CT-e), freight (MDF-e), SPED, and  EFD REINF.

In order to reduce the risk of audits and supply-chain interruptions, companies doing business in Brazil need to adopt an e-invoicing system capable of integrating and automating all of the fiscal requirements within their ERP systems.

Latest Changes

E-receipts issued by special cash registers are being replaced by new types of B2C e-invoices.
The tax administration is launching a new e-invoice type for suppliers of electricity.
REINF EFD v1.4 is being updated to v2.1, adding new books to reporting

Mandate Quick Facts

  • The first clearance e-invoicing model in South America.
  • All invoices must be in XML schemas predetermined by tax authorities.
  • Apart from the e-invoices, auxiliary documents may also be issued by suppliers.
  • Documents must be stored during the period prescribed by the law.

Penalties

  • Failure to issue an invoice, or issuing an invoice that does not meet the legal and technical criteria, will result in a penalty up to 100% of the invoice value or transaction price.
  • Failure to comply with invoicing obligations may result in criminal offense.

How Sovos Helps Companies Stay Compliant with Brazil E-invoicing

The Sovos e-invoicing compliance solution serves as a true one-stop-shop for managing all e-invoicing compliance obligations in Brazil and across the globe. Combining disparate local solutions in countries around the world is both costly and risky. The Sovos SAP Framework Solution is tailored to manage specific e-invoicing scenarios in Brazil as well as handling requirements in other countries around the world. It allows companies to invoice seamlessly within SAP and also monitors both AR and AP compliance processes, end-to-end, all within SAP.

More than a decade of experience in Brazil

Sovos has provided services in Brazil for more than 10 years. The Sovos platform covers billing, accounts payable, e-sign, VAT Reporting and VAT digital reporting, as well as e-receipts and accounts payable (AP) automation.

Certified for Namespace and SAP with a path to S/4HANA

The Sovos embedded SAP solution enables AR and AP users to manage daily operations within SAP streamlining processes, maintaining SAP as the single source of truth.

70+ OEMs

Sovos e-invoicing compliance solutions integrate seamlessly with Ariba, Coupa and many other payment solutions.
free guide

Electronic Invoicing & Reporting Requirements in Brazil

For more details on the evolution and requirements of the mandate, download the guide on e-invoicing in Brazil.

Product List

eReceipts

Sovos provides a global solution for clearance-model electronic receipts, which requires B2C businesses to submit receipts to the government at the point of sale for VAT audit purposes.

AP Fiscal Automation

Sovos AP Fiscal Automation automates all inbound documents by matching PO against XML and automating procurement process, empowering companies to lower their procurement costs, reduce their risk and increase efficiencies when receiving goods from suppliers.

Feature list

Easily configure the e-invoicing processes.

Sovos provides SAP expertise in countries around the world, eliminating the need for SAP customers to find and provide experts themselves.

E-invoicing compliance solutions tailored to market-specific requirements and scenarios.

The embedded SAP solution enables AR and AP users to manage daily operations within SAP streamlining processes, maintaining SAP as the single source of truth. Sovos provides global reach with in-house regulatory expertise for both pre-clearance and post-audit transactional invoicing. When tax authorities introduce new or modify existing mandates, Sovos keeps track so SAP customers stay compliant, enjoy peace of mind and avoid business disruptions.

Functionality embedded in more than 60 leading global EDI and P2P networks, including SAP Ariba.

Sovos eInvoicing compliance works directly inside the most popular and most complex EDI and P2P systems, eliminating the need to fund and maintain expensive integration projects.

Change management function monitors and maintains the e-invoicing system.

Not only do SAP customers save money by not having to build internal SAP data extraction and mapping logics within SAP for their e-invoicing processes, they also don’t have to incur the significant costs of monitoring and maintaining those systems.

Reserved, native SAP namespace.

Built directly into SAP with its own namespace, the Sovos e-invoicing compliance solution delivers the tools SAP customers need to manage, control and monitor e-invoicing compliance processes in real time.

AP Fiscal Automation.

AP Fiscal Automation automates all inbound documents by matching PO against XML and automating procurement process, empowering companies to lower their procurement costs, reduce risks and increase efficiencies when receiving goods from suppliers.