Regulatory Analysis

Posted December 20, 2023 by Filippa Jörnstedt
France: e-Invoicing Implementation Schedule Confirmed

The previously proposed delays to the roll-out schedule of the French e-invoicing mandate should now be considered as finalized, following a push from the French Government yesterday to move the Finance Law for 2024 to a vote without a prior debate, thereby closing the door to further amendments. As part of the Finance Law for […]

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Posted March 1, 2023 by Enis Gencer
Israel: CTC Model Approved by the Government

Exciting news out of Israel as the government approved the 2023-2024 budget on 24 February 2023 to introduce a Continuous Transaction Control (CTC) model in their tax system. This is a long-awaited move that will have significant implications for businesses operating within the country. The new plan, which was prepared by the Ministry of Finance […]

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Posted September 28, 2022 by Edit Buliczka
Croatia: Adoption of the Euro

On 12 July 2022 a Council Regulation of (EU) 2022/1207 was issued amending Regulation (EC) No 974/98 regarding the introduction of the Euro in Croatia from 1 January 2023. A fixed conversion rate between the Kuna and Euro has been confirmed, being set at 1 € = 7.53450 kn. Based on the communication from the […]

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Posted September 16, 2022 by Enis Gencer
Greece: Recent Changes to MyDATA System

The Independent Authority for Public Revenue (IAPR) has made some updates to the MyDATA system in recent weeks, including technical and regulatory changes. The changes include the following: The Ministerial Decision A.1138/2020 was amended by Decision A. 1090/2022, which includes changes regarding the obligation to transmit data to the myDATA digital platform. As a result, […]

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Posted June 15, 2022 by Selin Adler Ring
Saudi Arabia: ZATCA to Subsidize E-invoicing Solutions

In an effort to ease compliance burden on taxpayers, the Zakat (the Saudi Arabian Customs and Tax Authority, ZATCA), has announced that it will offer to subsidize e-invoicing solutions acquired by taxpayers. For this purpose, ZATCA established a new electronic service through which taxpayers may request a subsidy after providing certain details and the invoice […]

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Posted May 26, 2022 by Filippa Jörnstedt
Portugal Postpones a Stricter Authenticity and Integrity Requirement to 1 Jan 2023

Portuguese authorities have announced another delay to its expected new e-invoicing requirements, by issuing a Ministerial Order that prolongs the validity of PDF invoices for all tax purposes. This is not the first time the entry into force has been delayed, but this time the entry into force has been postponed from 1 July 2022 […]

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Posted May 17, 2022 by Marta Sowińska
Belgium: on its way to implement B2B e-invoicing

On 11 May 2022 Belgium Chamber of Representatives published a draft law amending the law of 2 August 2002 on combating late payment in commercial transactions, as last amended by the law of 28 May 2019, in order to implement electronic invoicing between companies (B2B). Based on the law proposal, companies (with the exception of […]

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Posted May 11, 2022 by Marta Sowińska
Slovakia CTC implementation phase postponed

On the 5th of May 2022, the Slovakian Ministry of Finance presented a technical solution for the new IS EFA system, an e-invoicing platform for sending invoice data to the financial administration. Moreover, the Ministry of Finance has also communicated a new timeline for the implementation of e-invoicing framework: June 2022- the voluntary public testing […]

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Posted May 10, 2022 by Enis Gencer
Romania: More Details on E-Transport System

The National Agency for Fiscal Administration (ANAF) published a draft order introducing further details about the RO e-Transport system. According to Article 1 para. 3 of the draft order, categories of road vehicles that are monitored in the RO e-Transport system are those that; a. Have a maximum authorized mass (MAM) of at least 3.5 tons, […]

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Posted March 15, 2022 by James Brown
Denmark: Change to Treatment of Industrial Injury Insurance

The Danish Guarantee Fund for Non-Life Insurers (the ‘Fund’) has confirmed the scope of a new Fund contribution due on industrial injury insurance in guidance dated 10 March 2022. With a view to ensuring that adequate capital is held by the Fund, a new contribution of DKK 30 per policy is due on all industrial […]

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Posted December 28, 2021 by Enis Gencer
Romania: Go-live for partial B2B e-invoicing mandate and e-transport system

The Government Emergency Ordinance (GEO) no. 130/2021 was published in Romania’s Official Gazette on 18 December. The legislative act includes significant changes with respect to the fiscal-budgetary measures, including the roll-out date for B2B e-invoicing and the introduction of the e-transport system. According to the GEO 130/2021, in B2B transactions involving products with high fiscal […]

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Posted December 6, 2021 by Enis Gencer
Slovenia: CTC system in the pipeline

The Ministry of Finance has withdrawn its draft regulation, submitted to the Slovenian parliament in June 2021, which, if passed, would introduce mandatory B2B e-invoicing in the country. According to the draft regulation, all business entities would be obliged to exchange e-invoices exclusively in their mutual transactions (B2B). In the case of B2C transactions, consumers […]

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Posted November 29, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Germany: The new government identifies CTC controls as a policy objective

In an earlier post a few weeks ago, we wrote about how the recent German elections seem to have accelerated the country’s move towards a digital real-time VAT control system. In the coalition deal concluded on 24 November 2021, the new coalition government has identified VAT fraud as a policy question it intends to combat, […]

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Posted September 16, 2021 by Filippa Jörnstedt
France postpones roll-out of mandatory B2B e-invoicing reform

The French Council of Ministers announced on September 15 the decision to implement a country-wide e-invoicing and e-reporting obligation according to a revised calendar: from July 1st, 2024, all companies headquartered or established in France will have to accept e-invoices from their suppliers. at the same date, issuing e-invoicing in lieu of paper will become […]

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Posted May 11, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Germany: Dialogue about the introduction of CTCs

The German Bundesrechnungshof (Federal Audit Office), which is a independent judiciary body that advises various government bodies through non-legally binding recommendations, recently proposed to the Ministry of Finance that a real-time reporting system leveraging blockchain technology would be an efficient system to combat VAT fraud and reduce the VAT loss in Germany which is estimated […]

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Posted May 11, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
Portugal clarifies obligations for non-resident companies

The Portuguese tax authority clarified obligations for non-resident companies. In principle, companies that are not resident but have a VAT registration in the country should comply with domestic VAT rules (which includes issuing e-invoices through certified software). The tax authority also clarified other obligations such as circumstances that require or dismiss a VAT registration, indication […]

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Posted April 15, 2020 by Victor Duarte
Vietnam: Draft Decree extends the deadline for mandatory e-invoicing to July 2022

The Ministry of Finance in Vietnam presented a draft Decree to postpone the mandatory adoption of e-invoicing in the country from November 1, 2020, to July 1, 2022, due to the difficulties encountered by local companies to implement on time a compliant e-invoice solution to meet the previous deadline. However, agencies, organizations, and individuals are encouraged […]

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Posted April 2, 2020 by Gabriel Pezzato
Portugal extends the deadline for implementation of B2G e-invoices

A recently published official decision de facto amending the timeline for full Portuguese implementation of the Directive 2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement has been published. According to the Despacho 129/2020-XXII, the Portuguese public administration will continue to accept B2G invoices in PDF format until June 2020. Until then, such PDF invoices will be considered legal […]

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