In Portugal, aministerial order has been published, de facto amending the timeline of the country’s B2G electronic invoice mandate. According to the Despacho 351/2021-XXII, the Portuguese public administration will continue to accept B2G invoices in PDF format until 30 June 2022, postponing the previous grace period expected to end in December 2021.
In addition, expected to be enforced in January next year, the ATCUD is suspended in 2022. The ATCUD is the unique identification number that comprises a validation code obtained from the tax authority and a sequential number. Consequently, including an ATCUD in the invoices will be voluntary in 2022 and become mandatory in 2023.