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Posted September 14, 2021 by Filippa Jörnstedt
Greek myDATA mandate postponed until January 2022

The Greek myDATA mandate has been postponed once again, this time to January 2022. Until that date the framework remains voluntary. This deferral does not change the date of mandatory POS reporting requirement, which must still be completed by November 2021.

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Posted August 31, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Poland publishes further documentation on its planned CTC reform

The Polish authorities continue to make progress on its proposed CTC e-invoicing reform, most recently with new documentation. Technical documentation and draft invoice schemas, in Polish and English, for the Polish Krajowy System e-Faktur (KSeF) have recently been published. They are made available here: https://www.gov.pl/web/kas/krajowy-system-e-faktur. In addition, changes to the draft legislation are introduced which […]

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Posted August 31, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Romania plans to introduce a B2B e-invoicing system

The Romanian tax administration has announced its plans to introduce a B2B e-invoicing system in the near future. The system is expected to become functional in January 2022, although this date is subject to official announcement. The intention is to work closely with industry stakeholders to develop the e-invoicing platform and eventually make a CTC […]

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Posted August 31, 2021 by Victor Duarte
Spain – Draft law introducing mandatory B2B e-invoicing

Spain’s Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation has published a draft law for the creation and growth of companies in the country that includes the introduction of mandatory B2B e-invoicing obligations for all companies and freelancers. More information can be found in our blog.

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Posted August 12, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
BRAZIL’s NF3e postponed

The Sinief Agreement 14/21 introduced changes in the NF3e framework. The Agreement established a deadline for the transmission of the NF3e issued in contingency mode, which must be transmitted immediately after the end of the contingency scenario. It also introduced the contingency scenario during the use of mobile equipment of electricity consumption reading when such […]

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Posted August 12, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
BRAZIL’s NFCE: unique identification postponed

The Sinief Agreement (Ajuste Sinief) 17/21 postponed the requirement for an NFCe to be uniquely identified by an identifier comprising the CNPJ (tax id) of the issuer, number, series and issuance type until 5 September 2022. Previously expected to be enforced in 1st September 2021, the requirement was delayed by one year. The States of […]

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Posted August 12, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
BRAZIL: Changes to classification codes delayed

The Sinief Agreement (Ajuste Sinief 12/21) postponed the implementation of codes used in e-invoices for classification of transactions (eg. taxed, partially taxed, exempt, non-taxed etc), and identification of taxation regime and type of supply (eg: sales of gas to final customers). Previously expected to be enforced in 1 Jan 2022, the Agreement effectively impacts the […]

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Posted August 12, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
BRAZIL’s NFe and NFCe: Obligation to appoint the intermediary’s tax ID postponed

Brazil’s tax authorities delayed the inclusion of the CNPJ (tax ID) of the intermediary or agent in commercial transactions performed in a physical or virtual environment. The publication of version 1.30 of the Technical Note (NT) 2020.006 implements the Sinief Agreements (Ajustes Sinief) 19/21 and 20/21, postponing the content requirement for NFes and NFCes, respectively.

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Posted August 3, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Poland: Krajowy System e-Faktur moves to next phase of legislative process

Progress has been made in the roll-out of the Polish CTC (continuous transaction control) system, Krajowy System of e-Faktur. In June, the Ministry of Finance announced it had reviewed all comments submitted by the public and Polish ministers on the CTC system and decided to take certain actions, including introducing a testing phase for the […]

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Posted July 29, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
Portugal: B2G PDF e-invoices accepted until December 2021

Once again, Portugal published a ministerial order de facto amending the timeline for the implementation of its B2G electronic invoice mandate. According to the Despacho 260/2021-XXII, the Portuguese public administration will continue to accept B2G invoices in PDF format until 31 December 2021.

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Posted July 27, 2021 by Robert Pelletier
Kerala, India – Flood Cess Expiration August 1, 2021

On August 1, 2019, the state of Kerala, India imposed a two-year Flood Cess of 1% on B2C intrastate supplies on most goods and services subject to GST.  The Flood Cess is set to expire on August 1, 2021.  The implementing regulation can be found here.

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Posted July 14, 2021 by Selin Adler Ring
INDIA: QR code requirement for B2C invoices has been deferred once more

Ever since the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing in India, B2C transactions have been excluded from the scope of mandatory e-invoicing. For these transactions specifically, there is a separate requirement: taxpayers with an annual threshold of 500 Cr. rupees or more must include a self-generated dynamic QR code on B2C invoices. Even though this requirement was […]

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Posted July 9, 2021 by Gabriel Pezzato
Italy and San Marino: Clearance and exchange of import and export invoices

Supplies between Italy and San Marino are accompanied by a set of customs obligations. After the introduction of the Italian e-invoicing mandate in 2019, Italy and San Marino started negotiations to expand the use of e-invoices in cross-border transactions between the two countries. Those negotiations are now complete and the details are available. More information […]

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Posted July 1, 2021 by Joanna Hysi
Greece’s myDATA mandate postponed to September 2021

On 28 June 2021 the Greek Ministry of Finance announced that the myDATA mandate has been postponed to autumn 2021. This is due to the adverse financial impact of the pandemic on businesses and the country. The phased roll-out begins in September 2021 and is scheduled to be completed in November 2021. Retroactive reporting of […]

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Posted June 17, 2021 by Selin Adler Ring
Turkey: New Requirement to Notify the TRA about Objection Requests

The Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) has published updated guidelines on the cancellation and objection of e-fatura and e-arsiv invoices. Two different guidelines are updated: the guidelines on the notification of cancellation and objection of e-fatura, and the guidelines on the notification of cancellation and objection of e-arsiv. The updated guidelines aim to inform taxable persons […]

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Posted May 12, 2021 by Selin Adler Ring
Russia is introducing partially mandatory e-invoicing from 1 July 2021

Russia is introducing a new system for traceability of certain goods that will come into effect on 1 July 2021. Federal Law No. 371-FZ will amend the Russian Tax Code to introduce the new procedure for the traceability system, which will bring with it the introduction of mandatory e-invoicing for taxpayers dealing with traceable goods. […]

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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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