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Posted June 18, 2020 by Joanna Hysi
Greece places focus on CTC e-invoicing as myDATA bill is signed

The IAPR and the Ministry of Finance have signed the long-awaited bill, which once turned into law will enforce the myDATA system within Greece. According to the IAPR’s announcement, the bill will specify: the scope of application, any exceptions, the data to be submitted, the time, methods of transmission and the specific obligations of businesses. […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Ramón Frias
DIAN issues New Resolution to Regulate the Electronic Invoicing

The Colombian tax administration (DIAN) has released Resolution 00042/2020, intended to establish new deadlines for complying with Colombia’s electronic invoicing mandate, and to consolidate in a single provision multiple regulations in matters of electronic invoicing. An important feature of this new resolution is that it also includes Technical Annex 1.7-2020, required to implement the mandate. […]

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Posted May 29, 2020 by Victor Duarte
Bolivia: Adoption of electronic invoicing system postponed

The Resolution N° 101800000026 establishing the electronic invoicing system (SFE) in Bolivia has been repealed, as the relevant authorities have recognized that taxable persons will not be able to adapt to the new rules and conditions set in the Resolution this year as envisaged. The Government has not yet announced a new date for the […]

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Posted May 15, 2020 by Filippa Jörnstedt
India: updates to the JSON e-invoice schema published

A new JSON e-Invoice schema (v1.02) has been released by the Indian Tax Authority. The update includes only minor changes and no new fields. While version 1.02 is now available for testing, version 1.01 will continue as is for some time prior to being phased out.

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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 3, 2020 by Ramón Frias
Panamanian Government Enacts eInvoicing Mandate

The government of Panama has enacted Decree 115/2020 by which it mandates that all taxpayers excluded from the obligation of using electronic fiscal machines attached to their POS systems will be required to issue pre-validated electronic invoices. The decree also establishes that this mandate will be effective on August 1, 2020 but the tax administration […]

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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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Posted April 2, 2020 by Joanna Hysi
Israel on the road to Continuous Transaction Controls (CTCs)

Israel is planning to introduce a Continuous Transaction Controls reform, likely in the form of mandatory clearance e-invoicing. The proposed CTC model is currently expected to include a direct connection between the Tax Authority and businesses in real time for each transaction. The Israeli Tax Authority is reviewing the proposal and liaising with interested stakeholders to […]

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Posted October 16, 2019 by Ramón Frias
Colombia Extends Deadline for Compliance with Pre-Validated E-Invoice

The Colombian tax administration (DIAN) has issued a new Resolution 0000064/2019 that basically extends by 2 to 3 months the deadline for complying with the new pre-validation system established by Resolution 000020/2019. Originally, Resolution 0000020 established two schedules of compliance: The first one classified the taxpayers into 14 groups, and established deadlines according to the […]

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Posted September 3, 2019 by Denise Hatem
Albania Launches Public Consultation on E-Invoicing Bill

The Albanian Ministry of Finance and Economy has launched a public consultation that would require real-time reporting of all business-to-consumer (B2C) transactions to the tax authority from January 1, 2020. The bill would also require electronic invoicing for business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-government (B2G) transactions from January 1, 2021. Public consultation will last through August 2019.

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Posted August 16, 2019 by Ramón Frias
Upcoming Mandatory Use Electronic Tax Registers in Kenya

The Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) has informed taxpayers that in the upcoming months it will become mandatory for businesses with revenues above 5 million Kenyan Schillings (Around 48,470 dollars) to use electronic tax registers that communicate sales data in real time to the tax authorities. The announcement comes after KRA started a successful pilot program […]

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Posted August 9, 2019 by Ramón Frias
Mandatory Switch to UBL 2.1 in Colombia Delayed But Coming Up Fast

[August 9, 2019] Effective November 2, 2019, most taxpayers in Colombia will be required to transmit electronic invoices pursuant to the schema defined by Universal Business Language (UBL) Version 2.1. Specifically, the Colombian Tax Administration (DIAN) issued Resolution 000020/2019 establishing the schedule for complying with the new pre-clearance e-invoicing requirements and for upgrading to UBL […]

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Posted May 20, 2019 by Ramón Frias
Colombia Postpones and Clarifies Electronic Invoicing Mandate

[May 20, 2019] The Colombian Tax Administration (DIAN) issued Resolution 000030 which provides comprehensive clarifications regarding taxpayer compliance with pre-validation of electronic invoices under UBL Version 2.1. This Resolution revokes Resolution 0001/2019 with the purpose of describing in detail, the new invoicing requirements that were not sufficiently explained or that were scattered across several other […]

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Posted April 3, 2019 by Ramón Frias
Deadlines for Colombia Pre-clearance E-invoicing Announced

The Colombian Tax Administration (DIAN) issued Resolution 000020/2019 establishing the schedule for complying with the new pre-clearance e-invoicing requirements and for upgrading to UBL schema version 2.1. This new resolution clarifies the confusion generated by previous resolutions as to effective dates. The deadline is defined by two alternate criteria: a) The type of economic activity […]

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Posted November 30, 2018 by Sovos
Vietnam E-Invoicing is Compulsory as of November 1, 2020

On November 1, 2018, Decree 119/2018/ND-CP took effect in Vietnam. Pursuant to this decree some businesses may be required to switch to e-invoicing upon notification by the tax authorities. However, e-invoicing will not be mandatory until November 1, 2020.

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Posted November 1, 2018 by Ramón Frias
Peru Issues New Regulations Regarding the OSE

The Peruvian Tax Administration (SUNAT) published on October 15, 2018, regulation 242-2018/SUNAT, which establishes some new obligations to Operators of Electronic Services (OSEs) and also updates the sanctions for non-compliance when applicable. According to the new regulation, OSEs are now required to post in a web page the invoices that they have validated and make […]

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Posted September 4, 2018 by Sovos
VAT & B2G Reporting Newsletter: August 2018

Country-by-Country News The Final Countdown to Mandatory eInvoicing in Italy September 1 marked the second milestone of the entry into force of the Italian eInvoicing mandate – this time targeting certain B2C goods purchased by non-EU citizens over a certain amount. But crucially, it also marked the three month, or 122 day, countdown to the […]

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Posted July 13, 2018 by Paul Ogawa
New Mexico Updates Information for New Businesses Publication

The New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department recently updated Publication FYI-102, Information for New Businesses. This publication contains information for business owners on how to register their businesses for taxation purposes with the Department, certain requirements relating to tax information reporting such as electronic filing requirements, and Department resources for new businesses. The main change […]

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