Who must use e-invoicing in Spain?
Electronic invoicing in Spain has been mandatory for all transactions between public administrations and their suppliers since 2015.
Businesses are under varying e-invoicing obligations depending on the nature of their transactions. Electronic invoices will soon be mandated for business-to-business (B2B) transactions, whereas business-to-government (B2G) transactions may already qualify for e-invoicing. More information on the specifics of a company’s compliance obligations can be found below.
How does e-invoicing in Spain work?
From an e-invoicing perspective, Spain is a post-audit country. There is not an e-invoice clearance requirement, but Spain has been an early adopter of the CTC method in the EU with the introduction of mandatory near real-time invoice data reporting.
Currently, Spain’s tax authority is transitioning to adopt a mandatory B2B e-invoicing requirement that will significantly affect the country’s e-invoicing process.