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04/01/2022
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Serbia

E-invoicing deadline postponed

While Serbia has made its intention to expand the use of e-invoicing in the country clear, the Minister of Finance has acknowledged that there will be a need to adapt to the new system. Therefore, there will be a transition period until the end of April 2022.  This means that the obligation of the public sector to receive and keep electronic invoices and to issue invoices to another public entity will apply from 1 May 2022, rather than 1 January 2022.

We earlier communicated around several other timeframes relating to Serbian e-invoicing and we still expect this to stand:

  • the obligation of the private sector entity to receive and keep the electronic invoice issued by the public sector entity, as well as the electronic invoices issued by the private sector entity, will apply from July 1, 2022;
  • the obligations of issuing and keeping electronic invoices in transactions between private sector entities take effect from January 1, 2023
04/01/2022
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Polen

Greater independence to decide VAT rates

Poland has recently announced it will be able to select its own VAT rates. There is a wait for this to be adopted but this is believed to be a formality only. This may result in several VAT rate changes in Poland. Tungsten has a big customer base in Poland and will ensure that any appropriate action is taken to implement any new tax rates.

We are very closely monitoring developments in Poland – on the back of some recent political unrest in the country, it is expected that there may be some significant changes upcoming in 2022 – we will keep you updated.

04/01/2022
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Polen

Logical structure of e-invoices published

The e-invoice logical structure is now available on the Central Repository of Electronic Document patterns on the ePUAP platform. This covers the following changes:

  • descriptions of member country codes and currency codes
  • the definition of the TAdres element, including adding a new TGLN type
  • adding the TZnakowy20 element
  • TNumerKSeF element definition
  • the definition of selected character elements to the integer type
  • entering the maximum number of occurrences of some elements, eg Transport, Shipment by update of descriptions of some elements, eg P_15, P_18A adding new grouping elements, e.g. Partial Payments, PlanDates, Agreements, Orders.

These are applicable from 1 January 2022. Note that the use of e-invoicing in Poland will remain voluntary until 01/01/2023.

04/01/2022
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Spanien

Draft to introduce mandatory e-invoicing

Spain is making some strides with B2B e-invoicing, building on earlier work undertaken for B2G transactions. The draft law ‘Creation and Growth of companies’ is currently work in progress in the Spanish Parliament, awaiting final approval. Tungsten will keep you informed of any developments.

04/01/2022
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Frankreich

Request to impose mandatory e-invoicing

France has requested authorisation from the EU commission to derogate from Articles 218 and 232 of the VAT Directive to be able to impose mandatory electronic invoicing to all taxable persons established in France. The authorisation to derogate would apply from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2026.

This proposal is currently under review with the European Commission. Please refer to this document.

04/01/2022
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Slovenia

Progress with B2B e-invoicing

Slovenia is very close to introducing mandatory B2B e-invoicing. A draft law was presented to the Ministry of Finance in June 2021. This draft law is currently awaiting approval in the Slovenian Parliament, and Tungsten is monitoring developments.

04/01/2022
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Europäische Union

EU Council reaches agreement on updated rules for VAT rates

On 7 December 2021, the EU Council received an agreement to update EU rules on VAT, the purpose of which was to ensure that member states are treated equally, with the bonus of allowing more flexibility to apply reduced and zero rates. There is also a ‘green’ initiative behind the rules, to phase out preferential treatments for environmentally harmful goods.

The EU Council also updated the list of goods and services for which reduced VAT rates are allowed (Annex 111 of the VAT Directive). The Council decided to limit the number of items to which reduced rates could be applied, recognising that these could accumulate.

04/01/2022
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Europäische Union

Publication of the new VAT Gap report (2021)

EU Member States have lost an estimated 134 billion euros in VAT revenues in 2019 according to the 2021 Report on the VAT Gap released by the European Commission. The VAT Gap did decrease between 2015-2019, but remains very significant. The report can be found here.

04/01/2022
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Deutschland

New Government coalition plans to introduce continuous transactions controls (CTC)

Governments introduce continuous transaction controls (CTC) to more effectively counter tax fraud and increase revenue. As part of introducing CTCs in their mandates, governments often require invoice data to be sent to tax authorities in real-time or require invoices to be cleared by the government before they are paid.

Germany is planning to introduce CTCs to this effect. There are no specific details, but Tungsten will keep up to date with any development around this.

04/01/2022
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Panama

Tax authorities approve e-invoicing methods to apply within the new system

Tax authorities in Panama are aspiring to introduce an e-invoicing system, known as Sistema de Facturacion Electronica de Panama (SFEP). Taxpayers have a few ways to comply with this e-invoicing system, which includes:

  • Using the free e-invoicing platform available on the Tax Authority Website (this is applicable to smaller taxpayers);
  • Adapting a data connection device to current tax printers;
  • Migrate to an e-invoicing system where taxpayer can issue e-invoices through service providers accredited by the government (PAC).

We are awaiting further information from the Panamanian Tax Authorities regarding potential pilots, timeframes for implementation, and the scope of taxpayers affected, and will keep you updated.

04/01/2022
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Slowakei

Proposal for real-time reporting of invoice data from 2023

Real-time reporting of invoice data is gaining momentum in Slovakia. As with many countries, the underlying push for this appears to be related to the need to reduce tax fraud and improve the efficiency of tax collection, and to overhaul the current SAF-T system, which can incur time delays. With the proposed system, data would be required to be reported in real-time before the invoice is sent to the customer.

A draft Act is due to be submitted for feedback shortly relating to invoicing and reporting data. The new law would include an obligation to report structured invoice data to the Financial Administration (FA) on a real-time basis, drawing some parallels with countries such as Hungary adopting a similar approach. The proposed date for implementation is 2023.

Slovakia aims to capture most taxpayers within the proposed changes with only minor exceptions, irrespective of their VAT registration status.

Company accounting software or a free online application would assist in the reporting procedure. As a brief overview, the FA would verify this data and send a QR code to the supplier, which should be added to the invoice.

But it is not only suppliers who are affected. Customers would also be affected. Customers would need to send data from received invoices before VAT deduction. Any breaches of the law could be significant, resulting in fines up €10,000.

04/01/2022
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Portugal

Confirmation ATCUD code remains optional & option to use PDF invoices as an e-invoice is extended to 30 June 2022

We previously advised that the ATCUD code on Portuguese invoices (as well as other fiscal documents) is now optional from 1 January 2022. This has now been officially confirmed by Order 351/2021-XXII. Previously, it had been announced that it would be mandatory from 1 January 2022.

We also recently published an update advising that Portugal had extended the period unsigned PDFs could be accepted as an e-invoice. This had previously been extended to 31 December 2021; this has now been further extended to 30 June 2022, by virtue of Order 351/2021-XXII, at which point PDFs must be digitally signed.

04/01/2022
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Rumänien

Procedure for registering with RO e-invoice Register & Core invoice usage specifications for the Romanian e-invoicing system

The Romanian government has introduced Government Emergency Ordinance no. 120/2021 which regulates B2G e-invoicing. Taxpayers in the B2B sphere can also now choose to issue and send invoices through the RO e-invoicing system, but it is not yet mandatory to do so.

Tungsten is monitoring developments in the Romania B2B landscape and will keep you updated.

The Minister of Finance Order no. 1366/2021 has also approved the core invoice usage specifications (RO_CIUS) for e-invoicing. These specific operational rules are compliant with the SR EN 16931-1 European standard for e-invoicing. This Order contains the core invoice usage specifications for e-invoices and how to use them.

04/01/2022
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Mexiko

Complemento Carta Porte 2.0 - updated version

We have provided some guidance around the Carta Porte – the new transportation notes that forms part of the CFDI. An updated version of the Complemento Carta Porte version 2.0 was published on the Mexican Tax Administration (SAT) website. This is mandatory from 1 January 2022. The updated version can be found here.

Tungsten has processed all the updated changes in our system, including the updated error codes, and we can process the updated Carta Complemento version.

04/01/2022
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Mexiko

Introduction of the new CFDI version 4.0 in January 2022

While the Mexican Government was still making changes through December 2021, we were working urgently to analyse what this means for Tungsten customers. As a reminder, a testing period began on 1 January 2022, up until 1 May 2022, at which point it will be mandatory to use the CFDI 4.0. It is still possible that the timelines will change. During the testing phase, both CFDI versions (3.3 and 4.0) can be used.

The new CFDI 4.0 version can be found on the Mexican government website.

04/01/2022
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Belgien

Draft Royal Decree on B2G e-invoicing

The European Directive 2014/55/EU on e-invoicing for public procurement had already taken effect in law but was not yet implemented in VAT legislation. As a result, the Council of Ministers recently approved a draft Royal Decree on B2G e-invoicing which has now been submitted to the Council of State.

04/01/2022
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Belgien

Further intentions to implement mandatory B2B e-invoicing

We recently published an update relating to Belgium’s intention to mandate B2B e-invoicing- and it looks like this is increasingly gaining more impetus. The Belgian Minister of Finance has reinforced Belgium’s intention to make e-invoicing mandatory in his policy note. This intention is mainly triggered by the need to reduce the VAT gap. Belgium’s VAT gap is high- amounting to 3.6 billion Euros, or 10.4% of the total VAT revenue, and mandatory e-invoicing is seen as a means to overcome this deficit.

This is still at early stages- no timeframes have yet been announced, and there are not yet any suggested working models for a potential e-invoicing mandate. However, it is difficult to ignore the increasing popularity of PEPPOL in Belgium in recent years- and so it seems likely that Belgium will rely on a similar model for its own e-invoicing mandate, drawing on its own experiences with PEPPOL to help build an e-invoicing model.

The full policy note can be found here.

04/01/2022
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Italien

EU Commission approval to extend B2B e-invoicing mandate until end of 2024

The derogation from Articles 218 and 232 of the VAT Directive meant Italy could continue to mandate e-invoicing until 31 December 2021. Italy has requested to apply for an extension to apply the B2B e-invoicing mandate until 2024.
On 13 December 2021, the European Commission approved the authorisation for Italy to continue to apply the B2B mandate until the end of 2024.

04/01/2022
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Italien

VAT electronic cash register reporting changes

There are new VAT obligations applicable to certain retailers in Italy from 1 January 2022. These new obligations were originally scheduled for 1 October 2021 but delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

All retailers who are affected need to update their electronic registers for the transmission of daily transactions and VAT liabilities, resulting in greater visibility for tax authorities. Cash machine producers can carry out the required adjustments.

Retailers affected are:

  • All retailers subject to the 2019 internet-linked cash register transaction reporting* (see below);
  • Both residents and non-residents;
  • With a turnover of more than 400K Euros per year.

*In 2019, Italy introduced new regulations which meant certain retailers were required to transmit their daily takings to the Italian Internal Revenue Agency via the internet for goods and services sales with VAT applied. For businesses with a turnover of over 400K Euros per year, this requirement was introduced from July 2019; it was extended to other businesses on 1 January 2020.

04/01/2022
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

ZATCA develops the Software Development Kit (SDK) Toolkit

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) has developed the “SDK (Software Development Kit) Toolkit”, which enables taxpayers and developers of e-invoicing solutions to verify the compliance of generated e-invoices, credit, and debit notes, as well as the respective QR codes generated, against the e invoicing standards, specifications and regulations published by ZATCA.

A user manual is also available to guide users through the technical and functional aspects of the Compliance and Enablement Toolbox SDK such as what is the SDK, how to use it, and how to install it. To download the user manual and the SDK Toolkit, please access this page.

04/01/2022
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

ZATCA publishes guide to develop a FATOORA compliant QR code

The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) published the guidelines for generating and printing QR codes on electronic tax invoices on 18 November 2021. The guide provides some further information on the QR code specification, Tag-Length-Value (TLV), how to create a TLV, code snippets as well as some details on the representation of QR code data.

For the full guideline, please visit: QRCodeCreation.pdf (zatca.gov.sa). Note that the use of QR codes on Tax Invoices will become mandatory from 01/01/23. QR codes are required on Simplified Invoices from 04/12/2021.

04/01/2022
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Indonesia

Changes in standard VAT rate

With the signing into law of the Harmonisation of Tax Regulations (HPP) on 29 October 2021, it is officially confirmed that the standard VAT rate in Indonesia will increase from 10% to:

    • 11% ‒ from 1 April 2022.
    • 12% ‒ from 1 January 2025.

The law aims to optimise revenue collection and tax compliance after the COVID-19 pandemic caused a big hit to state coffers.

04/01/2022
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Philippinen

Change in permit to use CAS

Simplified Policies on the Application for Registration of Computerized Accounting System (CAS) have been introduced under Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 05-2021.

There is no longer a requirement for taxpayers intending to use a CAS to obtain a PTU (Permit To Use). Taxpayers can receive an Acknowledgement Certificate” from the BIR (Bureau of Internal Revenue) if all their documentation requirements are met. Pre-evaluation or demonstration of the system is no longer required but will be subject to post-evaluation by the concerned Revenue District Office.

All taxpayers with existing Permit To Use CAS are not required to apply for registration, the approved PTU previously issued by the Bureau will still be valid except for special circumstances.

04/01/2022
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Philippinen

Postponement of e-invoicing pilot project

According to the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), the go-live of the pilot project for the e-invoicing system (EIS) has been postponed from 1 January 2022 to 1 July 2022. From 1 July 2022, the selected 100 large taxpayers must transmit invoice data to BIR in production. The EIS system supports the Comprehensive Tax reform Programme (CTRP), which was established by the Ministry of Finance. CTRP aims to digitise the tax and administrative systems in the country.

The EIS is a so-called Continuous Transaction Control (CTC); invoices need to be reported to the Government Platform after these have been shared with buyers. This centralised government platform was developed with the support of the South Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and it is therefore not surprising that the EIS platform strongly resembles the South Korean e-Tax system. The scope of the requirements includes sales invoices, debit- and credit notes, receipts and other accounting documents.

04/01/2022
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Australien

Supporting business adoption of e-invoicing

In the 2021-22 Budget, the government invests another $15.3 million in the Digital Economy Strategy to increase the value of e-invoicing to businesses, improve business awareness, and accelerate e-invoicing adoption. However, according to feedback from Stakeholder Consultation in 2020-21, e-invoicing adoption remains low in Australia despite strong government support.

To further support business adoption of e-invoicing, the Australian Government has launched a public consultation seeking stakeholder views. If you would like to express your views on e-invoicing, you can submit responses up until 25 February 2022. For further information, please refer to the Australian government website.

06/12/2021
Italien

Italy delays SDI cross-border invoice reporting to July 2022

It is very likely that Italy will delay the introduction of the mandatory e-reporting of cross-border transactions to the SDI to July 2022 (from January 1, 2022).
The delay was proposed in a very recent draft amendment to the tax law that arranges the withdrawal of the Esterometro Reporting and the transition to cross-border invoice reporting to the SDI. The amendment has been passed by the Italian Senate and is now in the hands of the Tax Chamber for final approval. This is generally seen as a formality as the amendment needs to pass into law by December 20.
Tungsten Network is investigating how the delay impacts customers that seek to go live with the cross-border invoice reporting ahead of July 2022 and we invite you to check regularly for the latest updates here.

12/11/2021
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Mexiko

CFDI version 4.0.

The tax authorities in Mexico are in the process of releasing new requirements for a new version of the legal invoice in Mexico, known as the CFDI. This will be updated to version 4.0.
The new version of the CFDI will become enforceable from 1 April 2022, with a testing phase from 1st January 2022. Suppliers will be able to send over CFDIs in the new format prior to 1st April 2022.
Tungsten Network is aware of these changes and is analysing the requirements.
Final technical specifications are yet to be published but we expect these soon from the tax authorities.

12/11/2021
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Europäische Union

EU Commission work program 2022

The EU has been working towards the modernisation of current VAT rules in the commission Work Programme 2022. This Programme highlighted the importance of taking the opportunity to use digital solutions as a means to achieve this. As part of their action plan, they have announced a legislative proposal for 2022, covering VAT obligations and e-invoicing.
Further details can be found on the report published on their website.

12/11/2021
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Russia

Launch of the online Simplified Tax System (STS)

The Russian Ministry of Finance (MinFin) recently published the General Tax Policy Guidelines for 2022-2024. One of the items highlighted within this relates to the launch of the online simplified tax system (STS)- viewed as a major overhaul of the tax administration.
The STS will take on tax accounting, and be accessible to micro-enterprises with:

  • A headcount of no more than five, and
  • Annual revenues of no more than RUB 60 million.

The tax authorities will not however take over all fiscal obligations- they will not keep or fill out tax returns. Enterprises will remain responsible for calculating the tax, based on data from cash registers and bank accounts.

12/11/2021
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USA

New Industry Efforts to Propel B2B Payments Toward Modernization

The Federal Reserve and the Business Payment Coalition (BPC) recently announced that 73 organizations will work together to develop an industrial pilot operational exchange framework that will enable companies to share electronic invoices.
The E-invoice Exchange Market Pilot and the Remittance Delivery Assessment Work Group aim to modernise B2B payments resulting in faster timeframes. Advantages of this modernisation include lower costs, better cash management, error reduction, risk mitigation, increased transparency and improved efficiency.

12/11/2021
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Latvia

Introduction of mandatory e-invoicing

The Ministry of Finance prepared an informational report on “Adopting a System of Electronic Flow of Supporting Documents and Waybills”, debated and endorsed on 12 October 2021, which mandates the use of electronic supporting documents and e-invoices by 2025. It is expected that E-invoicing will be mandatory for B2B and B2G transactions.
The Ministry of Finance in Latvia has been seeing the benefits in other countries in following a total or partial flow of e-invoices, and is hoping to incorporate similar benefits as a result of a more digital society.

12/11/2021
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Vereinigtes Königreich

Temporary standard tax rate of 12.5%

The UK government approved a VAT increase for the hospitality sector to 12.5%, effective 1 October 2021. This will apply until 31 March 2022.
The VAT rate for hospitality was temporarily reduced to 5%, and this reduced rate was extended until 30 September 2021. The temporary 12.5% was introduced to manage the proposed eventual transition back to the original 20% VAT rate.
Tungsten Network has included the new 12.5% rate in our system.

12/11/2021
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Rumänien

New legal provisions for e-invoicing published

Recently, Government Emergency Ordinance (“GEO”) no. 120/2021, regulating the structure of the electronic invoice and creating the framework for achieving the basic technical specifications of the electronic invoice in Romania, was published in the Official Gazette. This includes detailed instructions regarding the Electronic Invoice RO e-factura.
The RO e-factura will become operational within 30 days of the GEO (so by 6 November 2021).
Economic operators can opt to use the national e-invoicing system and issue RO e-factura in both a B2G and B2B context.
The Ministry of Finance plans to issue a further order in the future to approve details around the use and operation of the RO e-factura system for B2B or B2G transactions and technical specifications.

12/11/2021
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Europäische Union

Study on ways to reduce the VAT Gap

The European Parliament has been looking into ways of reducing the VAT gap- and has published a study to this effect. There was a particular focus on cross-border VAT fraud, which amounts to a colossal 50 billion Euros per year. The total VAT gap in Europe is estimated to be 165 billion Euros.
There have been a few measures which are seen as generally promising in reducing the VAT gap, including:

  • Accelerating the adoption of EU mandatory electronic invoice ‘Generalised EU VAT number’; and
  • Accelerating the move towards a central electronic system

A binding EU-wide mandate for electronic invoicing is part of one of two proposed scenarios.

12/11/2021
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Bolivia

E-invoicing with larger taxpayers

Resolution RND 10210000012 cites 171 large taxpayers (known also as PRICOS) which are required to adhere to the new e-invoicing mandate in Bolivia. The 171 larger taxpayers who must adapt their Billing Implementation Systems can now issue Digital Tax Documents through the assigned online billing modality as of 1st December 2021.
They will be required to issues e-invoices from this date.
Resolution 102100000019 contains a second group of taxpayers that must start abiding by the new e-invoicing rules by 1 April 2022, showing Bolivia is intending to implement its e-invoicing regime in a phased approach.

12/11/2021
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Belgien

Advancements in the B2G landscape

From 1st January 2022, e-invoices will be the preferred method for submitting invoices to Government organisations. It will still be possible to send invoices by post- but these must be sent to a specific address- SPW Finances – Centre de scanning – Avenue du Gouverneur Bovesse 29 – 5100 Jambes. Sending an invoice in PDF or Word format by email will no longer be permitted.
There will also be several new mandatory references on the invoices.

12/11/2021
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Polen

National System of e-Invoices (KSeF)

We have previously written about the voluntary phase of the e-invoicing mandate in Poland, which is scheduled to start in January 2022. It is on course to become mandatory in January 2023.
The Polish Ministry of Finance has now started a pilot of the KSef, the Polish e-invoicing platform, and has invited any entities that develop invoicing software to test it. There is no official application process for this. All invoices issued during this pilot will be regarded as tests and have no legal effect.
Access to this trial version can be found via this link.

12/11/2021
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Polen

Law regarding structured invoices

Poland has passed a law regarding structured invoices.
This means that from 1st January 2022 the use of structured invoices will be voluntary. This may potentially become mandatory from January 2023.

12/11/2021
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Serbia

E-invoicing demo environment

The e-invoicing demo environment is now live and can be found via the following link on the government website.

12/11/2021
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Bahrain

VAT rate increase from 5 to 10%

The Council of Ministers in Bahrain has approved an increase in the standard VAT rate from 5% to 10% with effect from 1st January 2022, becoming the highest rate in the Gulf after Saudi Arabia.
The change is made in response to the impact COVID-19 had on Bahrain’s economy and it’s aiming to reboot Bahrain’s Fiscal Balance Programme (FBP).

12/11/2021
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Vietnam

New Circular guiding the Tax admin law 2019 and Decree 123/2020 on E-invoice

In Vietnam, the Ministry of Finance has issued Circular 78/2021 on 17 September 2021 to guide the implementation of several articles of the Law on Tax Administration and the Government’s Decree 123 on invoices and documents.

The following are some noteworthy points from the circular:

  • For business using e-invoice without verification code, the e-invoice data must be transmitted to the tax authority within the date the e-invoice is sent to the buyer at the latest, except for certain sectors such as telecommunication, insurance, banking, air transportation, securities, etc.
  • If an enterprise uses e-invoices without verification code and would like to switch to e-invoices with verification code, they should follow the guidelines outlined in Article 15 of Decree 123/2020.
  • When an e-invoice has errors that must be corrected or replaced, buyer can choose to notify the amendment for each e-invoice with errors or for multiple e-invoices with errors using a prescribed form. This form must be submitted to the tax authorities by the last day of the VAT declaration period.
07/10/2021
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Egypt

An overview of Egypt’s e-invoicing mandate

Mandatory e-invoicing in Egypt is rolling out in phases as planned, currently the e-invoice project is at the 4th phase where it’s mandatory for large Egyptian taxpayers to use e-invoicing. Note that from January 2022, the mandate will be effective for ALL taxpayers operating in Egypt and VAT can no longer be deducted from paper invoices. 

Egypt operates this e-invoice mandate with a so called “clearance model”, meaning that each e-invoice must be validated and approved by ETA (Egyptian Tax Authority) before it is sent to the customer. Taxpayers are obliged to acquire a HSM (Hardware Security Model) device or a USB token to digitally sign the e-invoice. In addition, Product codes must be added on the e-invoice according to the GPC (Global Product Classification) classification of the GS1 (Global Standards 1) standard. 

07/10/2021
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Mexiko

Delay for ‘Carta Porte’ implementation 

The implementation of the ‘Carta Porte’ was due to go ahead on 1st October 2021. All Mexican taxpayers that transport goods and merchandise in Mexican territory via sea, air, rail or federal highways are required to include this in the Mexican legal invoice artefact (the CFDI).  

This requirement to include the Carta Porte has now been delayed until 1st January 2022.  

07/10/2021
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Rumänien

Status update on B2G & B2B e-invoicing

Romania is making some strides with e-invoicing. The Romanian Ministry of Public Finance announced on 14 September 2021 that the pilot-programme “E-factura” will become operational starting September 2021.  

For now, this programme will address only the uploading, storing and downloading of invoices for B2G transactions.  

The Romanian Ministry of Public Finance mentioned that such a pilot program will lead to further developments and also provide some further insight into how B2B e-invoicing can be developed.   

07/10/2021
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Frankreich

Delay to e-invoicing mandate

The French e-invoicing mandate has been delayed, in line with the following: 

  1. General obligation to receive e-invoices: July 2024 
  2. Obligation for large enterprises to send e-invoices: July 2024 
  3. Obligation to send e-invoices for mid-sized suppliers: January 2025 
  4. SME obligation: January 2026 
07/10/2021
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Cyprus

Mandatory B2G e-invoicing planned

Cyprus is looking to implement some changes around e-invoicing in the sphere of public procurement. The current framework is covered by the scope of Public Procurement Law (89(I)/2019).  

There are some proposals under review from the Cypriot Ministry of Finance, including making e-invoicing mandatory for transactions in the public sector. These proposals have been published for public consultation.  

It is intended that the proposed amendments to the law will come into force from 1 January 2022, although it is slightly uncertain at the moment whether this will go ahead, due to the legal and administrative procedures which need to be followed. 

The relevant provisions of the law cover central governmental entities and the remaining public agencies as defined in the legislation. Certain sectors will be exempt from the obligation to use e-invoicing.

07/10/2021
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Uruguay

Tax Authority extends deadline for reporting software solutions used to issue electronic invoices

The original deadline for electronic issuers to report any software solutions relating to their e-invoicing and archiving of e-invoices was July 2021, by virtue of Resolution 168/021. This has been delayed until 30 September 2021.  

Resolution No. 1.174/021, published in the Official Gazette of 2 August 2021, confirmed the new deadline, and has been in force since then.

07/10/2021
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Bolivia

Updated billing regime from December 2021

The Bolivian Tax Authorities (BTA) were making some advances in the e-invoicing landscape- however, their progress was curbed due to the Covid 19 pandemic.  

On 11 August 2021, the BTA issued Resolution Number 102100000011, with an effective date of 1st December 2021. This overturns the current billing regime provided by Resolution Number 10-0021-16. Taxpayers will therefore need to refer to this new resolution to see if this affects their billing process.  

The BTA have also issued Resolution Number 102100000012, which states that certain taxpayers: 

  • Must adapt and implement their billing systems so that from 1 December 2021, these issue Digital Tax Documents through online billing modalities; 
  • Taxpayers who use the Virtual Office billing modality and have not been classified for the use of these online building modalities, must use the Online Web Portal billing modality from 1 December 2021.
07/10/2021
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Polen

JPK VAT structure

The JPK VAT file is a collection of data based on the information in a taxpayer’s IT systems needed for SAF-T reporting. This provides information around business operations for a given period of time. A new version of the JPK-VAT logical structure will apply from 1st January 2022. 

The new JPK-VAT is a periodic filing document which combines the current JPK-VAT file, and monthly and quarterly VAT returns within one document. The Polish Ministry of Finance has been developing the draft version following tax consultations with entrepreneurs.  

This updated structure can be found via the following link: 

https://www.gov.pl/web/kas/struktury-jpk 

The updated structure will include all changes that enter into force during the period 1st July 2021-1st January 2022.  

22/09/2021
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Frankreich

France delays implementation of Continuous Tax Controls by 18 months

The French Council of Ministers announced on September 15th, 2021 that the introduction of the e-invoicing and e-reporting mandate has been postponed by 18 months. Please click here for the official announcement. While France was making good progress with the preparation for the mandate, the implementation time was deemed to be too short given the significant impact of the new obligations on businesses (originally the first phase of the mandate would have kicked in on January 1, 2023).

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09/09/2021
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Griechenland

Upcoming MyData changes

Greece is looking to implement a phased roll-out of its upcoming e-invoicing MyData changes, starting on 1st September 2021. As a reminder, e-invoicing in this context refers to the connection of a certified e-invoicing certified service provider to the MyData platform. Tungsten does not meet the requirements for a certified provider, so we are requesting that suppliers attach their legal invoice to our Tungsten solution as we won’t be able to create the legal artefact for suppliers once the changes take effect.

Here are some key dates to watch out for:

  • 1 September 2021: Companies will proceed on a phased basis from this date around the electronic transmission to MyData and the interconnection specifically of cash registers with Greek electronic system. This will be based on the type of their accounting books and annual revenues;
  • 1 October 2021: The mandatory transmission of business documents to the MyData platform becomes mandatory;
  • From 1 October 2021 onwards, the following businesses must send their accounts receivable documents (i.e. invoices) which they issue:
    • Businesses with double-entry accounting books with a turnover of over € 50.000.
    • Businesses with single-entry accounting books with a turnover of over € 100.000.
  • 1 November 2021: all other companies must submit their invoices.

The Greek MyData changes have been delayed multiple times already. So far we have not heard anything to indicate that these changes will not be going ahead on 1 September 2021. We will keep you updated.

09/09/2021
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Spanien

Draft law extending current B2G mandate to specific B2B transactions - public consultation open

Spain’s e-invoicing landscape looks like it may be expanding into the B2B sector, for transactions between companies and the self-employed

The Spanish government recently announced a draft law for ‘Creation and Growth of Companies’. This covers many elements- one being the proposal to extend the obligation to exchange invoices for B2B transactions as well as B2G transactions.

The public consultation for this is open until 6 September 2021.

09/09/2021
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Polen

Draft version of e-invoice logical structure available

With the voluntary phase of the mandate fast approaching in January 2022, the Polish Ministry of Finance has published some new documentation.

This includes the draft version of the e-invoicing structure and a sample invoice, which can be found on the Polish Ministry of Finance website: https://www.gov.pl/web/kas/krajowy-system-e-faktur

09/09/2021
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Polen

Postponement of voluntary mandate phase

The voluntary phase of the Polish national e-invoicing mandate has been delayed until January 2022. It was originally scheduled to be implemented in October 2021.

09/09/2021
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Portugal

Option to use PDF e-invoices extended to 31 December 2021

Portugal has previously communicated the admissibility of invoices in PDF format as electronic invoices. Order no. 260/2021-XX11, dated 27th July 2021, has extended this permissibility until 31 December 2021. This had previously been extended until 30 September 2021.

PDFs must be digitally signed from January 2022.

09/09/2021
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San Marino

Italy / San Marino - mandatory e-invoicing for transactions

There has now been some further progress around transactions between Italy and San Marino – the Italian Revenue Agency has published technical specifications via Provision no. 2021/211273. These technical specifications will provide details around how invoices will be issued and received with San Marino residents for goods and services.

Here are some key dates to watch out for:

  • 1st October 2021- the Decree comes into force;
  • Until 30th June 2022- paper invoices can still be issued;
  • 1st July 2022: Mandatory for Italian taxpayers to issue only e-invoices.
09/09/2021
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Further changes in the e-invoicing mandate

In Saudi Arabia, the deadline for the implementation of Phase 2 of the e-invoicing mandate has been delayed to 1st January 2023 and it will be implemented in waves by targeted taxpayer groups. Select taxpayer groups will be informed 6 months prior to the go-live date.

In relation to Phase 1 – the Generation Phase, which will be enforced by December 4th, 2021, there is no prescribed invoice format. However, e-invoices must be issued as a structured file. This means that from the implementation date, paper and PDF invoices no longer qualify as valid tax invoices.

The mandate rules for Phase 2 remain unchanged. E-invoices must be issued in XML/Hybrid (PDF A-3) format and suppliers will need to clear the invoices with GAZT before sending these to buyers. Due to the technical nature of the requirements in Phase 2, taxpayers are encouraged to consult a solution provider or their internal technical teams to ensure their e-invoicing systems comply with ZACTA (General Authority for Zakat and Tax) requirements.

09/09/2021
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Vietnam

Introduction to Vietnam’s mandatory e-invoicing

In 2020, Vietnam delayed its implementation date of mandatory electronic invoicing until July 1, 2022. So far, we have not heard signals that suggest any further delay.

From July 2022, paper and PDF invoices no longer qualify as valid tax invoices. Under the mandate, the e-invoice must be in XML format, include a digital signature and be securely stored for ten years. In addition, Invoices need to be in Vietnamese language; a second language is allowed. The second language needs to be placed in brackets next to the Vietnamese texts or under the Vietnamese texts using a smaller font.

There will be two types of e-invoices: the e-invoice with tax verification code and e-invoice without tax verification code. The process with the tax verification code is so -called pre-clearance where invoice data must be submitted to the tax office (GDT- General Department of Tax). Upon registration and approval of the invoice data, the tax office returns a specific code that needs to be included in the invoice that is sent to the buyer. The requirement to add a tax verification code to the invoices depends on the taxpayer’s business sector, tax risk, and annual revenue.

To use either type of e-invoice in Vietnam, companies must register and receive approval from the Vietnamese tax authorities via the website of the General Taxation Department.

09/08/2021
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China

Looking to achieve nationwide coverage of fapiao digitisation by 2025

China has set to roll out e-special VAT fapiao to all taxpayers by the end of 2021, with the expectation to achieve nationwide e-fapiao coverage by 2025.

The STA (State Tax Administration) has launched a public e-invoicing platform aiming to provide free e-invoicing support 24/7 (inv-veri.chinatax.gov.cn). Suppliers/Buyers can access this website to:

  • perform validation checks on both paper and electronic invoices issued within the last 5 years. Each invoice can only be checked 5 times per day.
  • download relevant certificates and software, e.g. OFD reader, e-invoice generator for UKEY users.
  • learn more about e-invoicing in china via online resources, e.g. how to identify the validity of paper fapiao.

It’s noticeable that this platform has access restrictions to foreign browsers and may not work on Apple IOS systems.

09/08/2021
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Delayed go-live date for Phase two in the e-invoicing mandate

In Saudi Arabia, the Phase two enforcement date in the e-invoicing mandate has been delayed to 1st January 2023 and it will be implemented in waves by targeted taxpayer groups. Select taxpayer groups will be informed 6 months prior to the go-live date.

Due to the technical nature of the requirements in Phase two, taxpayers are encouraged to consult a solution provider or their internal technical teams to ensure their e-invoicing systems comply with ZACTA (General Authority for Zakat and Tax) requirements.

09/08/2021
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Australien

B2G e-invoice mandate

The Australian government has announced to mandate e-invoicing for all levels of government by 1st July 2022 as part of the Digital Business Plan. Australia operates its e-invoicing system based on the PEPPOL framework. To send or receive an e-invoice, a business must connect to the PEPPOL Network through an Access Point. Australia’s Tax Office manages a registry of Access Point servers that have been officially accredited by the tax office.

09/08/2021
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Ungarn

eVAT return postponement

The Hungarian government has postponed its e-VAT return concept to October 2021. This was initially due to be implemented in July 2021. The e-VAT return concept involved the tax authority preparing a draft VAT return for taxpayers based on real-time reporting data collected.

09/08/2021
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Kanada

GST / HST tax changes

From 1 July 2021, Canada’s GST / HST rules have changed around how tax is applied to online sales from non-resident digital businesses. These changes were implemented as GST / HST was often not being collected on online purchases from non-resident vendors.

Therefore, from 1st July 2021, any foreign suppliers of digital services to consumers based in Canada will be required to register for GST / HST and to collect and remit any tax to the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

09/08/2021
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Serbia

Public platform & Rulebooks

Serbia is moving towards an e-invoicing mandate. This will be a phased approach, with the following envisaged dates:

  • 1 January 2022: Public sector entity to receive and keep an electronic invoice and issue invoices to other public sector entity (G2G) & Private sector entity to issue an electronic invoice to a public sector entity (B2G);
  • 1 July 2022: Public sector entity to issue an electronic invoice to a private sector entity (B2G) & Private sector entity to receive and keep an electronic invoice issued by a public and private sector entity;
  • 1 January 2023: To issue and keep electronic invoices in transactions between private sector entities (B2B).
09/08/2021
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Rumänien

Implementation SAF-T as from 1 January 2022

The National Agency for Fiscal Administration (“NAFA”) has started the implementation of SAF-T in Romania.

The preliminary SAF-T structure was published in April 2021, while the related guidance and legislation is expected to be published this summer. The SAF-T related software at NAFA’s level is expected to be finalised by the end of July 2021, allowing voluntary testing together with large taxpayers to be performed during August – December 2021. January 2022 will be the first reporting month for large Romanian taxpayers, and SAF-T reporting periods will follow the VAT reporting period (e.g. monthly or quarterly).

The technical specifications have been released and can be found on the ANAF portal.

09/08/2021
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Russia

Mandatory e-invoicing for ‘traceable’ goods from 1st July 2021

From 1st July 2021, Russia will introduce mandatory e-invoicing for taxpayers dealing with traceable goods. Certain goods such as refrigeration and freezing equipment, will be deemed to be traceable goods. From 1st July 2021, invoices for these goods must be electronic.

Under the traceability system, each consignment of goods would be assigned a registration number during import. Businesses within the scope of the traceability system would need to include the registration number in their invoices.

09/08/2021
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Portugal

New standard rate of 16% in the Azores

The standard VAT rate in Portugal (the Azores) has been reduced from 18% to 16%.

Tax Circular 30237 outlines the procedures to be followed further to this tax rate change. These include:

  • Chargeability;
  • Adjustments;
  • The cash VAT regime;
  • Intra-community acquisition of goods.

There have been no changes to the mainland Portuguese tax rates.

05/07/2021
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Serbia

Law on electronic invoicing takes effect

The Law on electronic invoicing entered into force on 7 May 2021. There will be a phased introduction of e-invoicing with B2G invoicing due to take effect from 1 January 2022. Full implementation, including B2B invoicing, is expected from 1 January 2023. The new Law also introduces a requirement to electronically record VAT calculations within the electronic invoicing system. In addition, a new webpage was launched (https://www.efaktura.gov.rs/) by the Ministry of Finance. The webpage is specifically designed to cover updates concerning the e-invoicing project, implementation, and related topics. The testing environment of the e-invoicing system should in principle be made available to the users in July.

05/07/2021
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Bulgarien

Concept of real-time reporting

The Bulgarian National Revenue Agency (NRA) are looking to progress the preparation of a concept for receiving real-time information on invoices this year. The manufacturers of cash registers will become software fiscalizers, because the microcomputers that are in them can send this data to the NRA.

05/07/2021
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Botswana

E-invoicing project in Botswana

In Botswana, the objective of a new project is to ensure the mandatory use of ‘the electronic VAT invoicing’ solution by all entities registered for VAT. This represents a novel approach thus far in the Botswana tax environment.

05/07/2021
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Italien

Italy intends to extend and expand e-invoicing mandate

Italy would like to obtain a permit from the European Union to extend the obligation of electronic invoicing until the end of 2024. Furthermore, plans are being made to expand the range of subjects also to one and a half million professionals, self-employed and VAT numbers on a flat-rate basis, currently excluded.

05/07/2021
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

End of the Transitional Period for VAT rate increase

Further to VAT rate increase from 5% to 15% announcement effective the 1st of July 2020, the Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (“ZATCA”) in Saudi Arabia has announced transitional rules governing supplies that are made during the transitional period for the VAT rate increase i.e. from 11 May 2020 to 30 June 2021. The transitional rules would not be applicable starting from the 1st of July 2021 onward and the VAT rate to be applied going forward should be 15% applicable to all supplies made (except where zero-rated or exempt by law).

05/07/2021
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Egypt

Grace period of 4 months granted to taxpayers who didn't implement e-invoicing system yet

The Egyptian Tax Authority kicked off the fourth phase of the electronic tax invoicing system’s implementation. Companies registered at the Medium Taxpayers Center in Cairo and the Large Taxpayers Center of the Free Profession are required to issue electronic invoices after the grace period of 4 months, due date Sep 15th 2021. These businesses will have to adhere to the terms and conditions set out by the Egyptian Tax Authority, which includes the issuance of the electronic signature certificate, the usage of a certain coding system, etc.
The e-invoicing system is fully applied as from mid of May 2021 for all the taxpayers who are relevant to the Large Taxpayer Center Department.
This is in line with the Egyptian goal to have e-invoicing completely implemented as of 1 January 2022, which is part of the government’s digital plans.

05/07/2021
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San Marino

Joining Italian e-invoicing

The Italian Ministry of Finance, with the Act no. 103 published on May 26, 2021 has laid the foundations for the introduction of the e-invoicing regime between Italy and San Marino. Italy and San Marino have agreed a transitional period (from 1 October 2021 until June 30, 2022) during which San Marino and Italian taxpayers could opt for the e-invoicing system instead of traditional “paper” invoicing. In particular, the taxpayers of the two countries will be able to issue e-invoices on a single cross-border system. The system will become fully operational starting from July 1, 2022.

05/07/2021
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Panama

Panama to implement e-invoicing clearance model

On June 1st 2021, the Tax Authorities have opened a voluntary process for e-invoicing in Panama, paving the path to a general mandate. To date no official specific date for this general mandate has been published, however the Tax Authorities are making reference to FY22 as the implementation date.

05/07/2021
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Rwanda

Revenue Authority announces e-invoicing systems for various categories of taxpayers

On 24 December 2020, the Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) announced that effective 1 January 2021, all taxpayers must secure invoices/receipts generated by the Electronic Invoicing System (EIS) as documentary evidence to support tax deductions associated with expenses for the years of income from 2021 onwards. The RRA has since clarified some further questions this raised.

The RRA published an announcement on 14 May 2021 regarding the available Electronic Invoicing Systems (EBM) for the different categories of taxpayers. Five Systems are being defined.

    • EBM Software
    • EBM Mobile System
    • Online EBM solution
    • Online Sales Data Controller
    • Virtual Sales Data Controller
05/07/2021
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Indien

Government departments and local authorities exempt from e-invoicing

On 1st June 2021, the Indian Government released a notification stating that government departments and local authorities are exempt from the e-invoicing mandate being implemented.

Click here to learn more about the Indian mandate.

05/07/2021
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Philippinen

Update on pilot project

Philippines is moving towards an e-invoicing system by 2023.
According to recent reports, the pilot project will be launched in January 2022 in preparation for its phased roll-out of their e-invoicing system in 2023. At this stage, corporations falling under the large taxpayers classification and exporters are selected for the pilot project as they have a computerised accounting system which is needed for e-invoicing and e-receipts.

05/07/2021
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Japan

Further details of new 'Qualified Invoice Retention System'

Japan will introduce a new qualified invoice regime for Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) with effect from 1 October 2023. This will bring the JCT regime more closely in line with European-style VAT regimes, and in order to claim input tax credit, the purchaser will be required to retain ‘qualified invoices’ issued by ‘qualified invoice issuers’. Only taxable persons are eligible to register as qualified invoice issuers, and cannot be JCT exempt enterprises (i.e. they cannot be exempt from the obligation to file a JCT return and remit JCT). Unlike the current system, this requirement applies even if the enterprise’s taxable sales for the base period are JPY 10 million or less. Registration to become a qualified invoice issuer opens on 1 October 2021.

05/07/2021
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Dänemark

E-orders and e-catalogs by 1 January 2023

As from 2023 new legal e-ordering requirements for public authorities and institutions will become applicable.

As a consequence suppliers will be required to be able to receive e-orders and have e-catalogs (which will comply with the new Peppol standard) on the covered purchasing categories. A report regarding these requirements is scheduled to be sent out for consultation before the Summer holidays.

05/07/2021
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Norwegen

New VAT return as of 1 January 2022

The Tax Authorities have announced that a new VAT return will be introduced that will replace the current, manual VAT return, effective 1st January 2022. The new VAT return will be based on the SAF-T codes and will include approximately 30 boxes as opposed to the 19 boxes in the current VAT return. The Norwegian Tax authorities aim for a direct transfer from the company’s accounting system to altinn. It will however still be possible to fill out and submit the VAT return manually as per the current process.

01/07/2021
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Griechenland

Greek government mandate delayed for THIRD time

The Greek government have delayed mandatory invoice registration for ALL businesses through their myDATA platform. The new date floated for mandatory invoice registration through the myDATA platform is Autumn (anticipated October).

04/06/2021
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Egypt

Limitation VAT input tax credit on paper invoices

Decree No.125 of 2021 was published by the Egyptian Ministry of Finance. As a result of this decree, businesses will not be able to deduct VAT on a paper invoice, unless the supplier is not yet required to apply e-invoicing at the time of supply as from January 2022.

04/06/2021
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Portugal

Extension of deadline for use of PDF invoices

The introduction of Order 72/2021-XII of the State Secretary of Tax Affairs (SEAAF) dated 10 March 2021, has extended from 31 March to 30 June 2021 the term for acceptance for tax purposes of invoices in PDF format as electronic invoices.

04/06/2021
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Oman

Introduction of VAT

Oman has introduced VAT from 16th April 2021. VAT has been set at 5% on goods and services. Certain services will be taxed at zero-rated VAT, and others exempted.

The requirement for businesses to register for VAT will depend on business turnover, which has been outlined by the Sultanate of Oman.

04/06/2021
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Portugal

Non-resident billing software certification from 1 July 2021

To combat tax evasion and fraud, the Portuguese Tax Authorities have defined some rules that billing systems must fulfil to ensure the non-violation of billing data once it is registered.

This means that only billing systems that fulfil the requirements defined in law and which are certified by the PTA can be used.

This will be effective from 1st July 2021. These new measures will also apply to non-resident businesses that are registered for VAT in Portugal with a turnover exceeding 50,000 Euros in the calendar year 2020. This means that these entities are required to use exclusively billing systems certified by the PTA for issuing invoices and other relevant tax documents.

There are a few options to business how to go about this- including choosing to have their own software certified, using third-party pre-certified software or outsourcing the process.

04/06/2021
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Indien

Compliance relief offered in light of Covid-19 pandemic

In light of the severity of the Covid-10 pandemic in India, the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has introduced several compliance reliefs for taxpayers.

These include the following:

  • There will be no late fees for delayed filing of GSTR-3B of March/April, up to 15 days and 30 days from the original due date for Taxpayers with turnover more than INR 5 Crores and up to INR 5 Crores respectively. In addition to this, for the quarter ending 31 March 2021, no late fees will be charged if GSTR-3B is filed within 30 days from the original due date.
  • The due date to file GSTR-4 is extended to 31 May 2021.
  • The due date to file ITC-04 is extended to 31 May 2021 (for the quarter: January-March 2021).
  • The due date to file GSTR-1 for April 2021 is extended to 26 May 2021 and for IFF the due date is extended to 28 May 2021.
  • Due date for all other proceedings, asset order, etc., whose last date of completion falls between 15 April to 30 May is extended to 31 May 2021.

Click here to learn more about the Indian mandate.

04/06/2021
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Turkey

Extension of temporary VAT rate reduction for overnight accommodation services

The VAT rate reduction from 8% to 1% for overnight accommodation services has been extended until 30 June 2021.

04/06/2021
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Australien

Funding for adoption of e-invoicing

Greater awareness around e-invoicing is being promoted in Australia- the Government will provide $15.3 million in funding to increase awareness of the value of e-invoicing for all businesses. This follows the announcement that e-invoicing will be mandatory for all Commonwealth agencies from 1 July 2022. This funding will support the Treasury and the Australian Peppol E-Invoicing Authority to improve business e-invoicing awareness and adoption. The aim is to assist in the adoption of Peppol e-Invoicing in the private and public sectors and lay further foundations for an expected national e-invoicing mandate.

04/06/2021
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Colombia

Digital Signature and New Technical Rules

Columbia has now adopted the mandatory inclusion of electronic signatures in invoices. This mechanism has always been in place but has only recently become mandatory.

This will help to ensure the authenticity, integrity and non-repudiation of the invoice.

The requirement to include the registered address for foreign sales has been annulled.

Furthermore, the “Supporting Document 1.0 Technical Annex” has been introduced for Colombian taxpayers making purchases from suppliers that are not obliged to issue invoices. In order to support costs incurred or expenses with such suppliers, the purchaser must support ‘electronic’ supporting documentation i.e. an electronic invoice or equivalent documents, for validation by the National Tax and Customs Directorate (DIAN). This allows the transactions to be tracked and costs, deductions and deductible taxes to be monitored.

04/06/2021
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USA

Market Pilot Working Group building & testing a virtual network for the exchange of e-invoices

The Business Payments Coalition, with support from the Federal Reserve, will begin recruiting for a Market Pilot Work Group. This group will build and test a virtual network that will enable businesses to exchange e-invoices. Interested stakeholders will be needed to develop and test the open-source tools and access points to be used in the pilot.

04/06/2021
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Norwegen

Proposed extension of 6% COVID reduced VAT rate to 30 September 2021

The Norwegian government has proposed to extend the temporary 6% reduced VAT rate for transportation, lodging, etc, until September 30, 2021 in the revised national budget. Originally, the reduced rate was to last until the end of June 2021. However, this decision is yet to be formally approved.

01/04/2021
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Italien

Further extension of new SDI rules

The use of Italy’s new Fattura XML format was originally mandatory from January 1, 2021 but was delayed until end of February 21. However, Italy has now again extended for the third time the newest rules relating to SDI invoices, The date from which the usage of the Fattura XML 1.6 becomes obligatory has been moved from 28th February 2021 to June 2021.
Tungsten Network has been ready for the new XML format from the voluntary introduction in September 2020.

01/04/2021
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Vereinigtes Königreich

Extension of hospitality and tourism VAT reduction

The UK Chancellor is again extending the VAT reduction on Hospitality and Tourism from 20% to 5% until 30 September 2021. It will then be reduced to 12.5% until April 2022 to help businesses in gradually moving back to the standard rate.

01/04/2021
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Slowakei

Slovakia starts a consultation process for e-invoicing

The Ministry of Finance in Slovakia will soon start a consultation process regarding e-invoicing. As a result of this, the government aims to:

• Simplify the current VAT declaration system;
• Reduce fraud;
• Reduce the administrative burden for businesses.

Public law entities and solution providers in the IT sectors will be contacted during the consultations to draw up a draft legislative text with their input.

01/04/2021
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Serbia

Publication of draft law on e-invoicing for B2B and B2G transactions

Serbia is making good progress with plans to move to mandatory e-invoicing and has published a draft version of the law on e-invoicing on the website of the Ministry of Finance. Note: it has not yet been passed by the National Assembly of Serbia.

The proposed law is looking to regulate:
• the issuance of electronic invoices for both B2B and B2G transactions;
• the national e-invoicing platform or system;
• the elements which e-invoices should contain; and
• e-archiving
The provisions of the law are supposed to come into effect from 1st July 2021 for B2G transactions.

For B2B transactions, reception and storage of e-invoices will be mandatory staring from 1 July 2022, and the issuance of invoices from 1 January 2023.

01/04/2021
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Egypt

Minister of Finance announces deadline to join e-invoicing system is 15 May 2021

The Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait announced on 3 March 2021 that registered taxpayers in Egypt who wish to join the e-invoicing system are able to do so until 15 May 2021.
The e-invoicing system should allow the Egyptian tax authorities to follow up all commercial transactions between companies, as the data of all invoices will be exchanged digitally and instantly. The Minister hopes e-invoicing can help eliminate the informal economy of Egypt.

01/04/2021
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Portugal

Extension of acceptance of PDF formats

The Secretary of Tax Affairs stated in November 2020, that PDF invoices will still be deemed as electronic for tax and legal purposes, until March 2021.

This has now been extended from 31 March 2021 to 30 June 2021.

01/04/2021
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Griechenland

Mandatory transmission of tax documents’ data to myDATA platform postponed to July 1st, 2021

The start date for the mandatory transmission of tax documents’ date has already been postponed several times, with the last postponement to 1 July 2021.
It is important to note than none of the postponements left taxpayers ‘off the hook’ completely as the Greek tax office (AADE) considers the delays as grace period. The data that was generated in the grace period must still be submitted to the authorities through the myDATA platform by 31 October 2021.

01/04/2021
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Griechenland

6% Reduced VAT Rate for Streaming Theatrical Performances and Concerts

The Greek Public Revenue Authority (AADE) has recently published a Circular regarding the reduced VAT rate for tickets for streaming theatrical performances and concerts.
As of 11 March 2021, the 6% reduced VAT rate will apply for tickets for access to live streaming of such events. The new rate will apply for as long as the measure suspending public attendance to such events is in effect.

01/04/2021
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Argentina

Argentina mandates QR codes on e-invoices

The Argentine tax authority (AFIP) has issued a general resolution (resolución general 4892/2020) which mandates the obligation to include a quick response QR code in e-invoices. This QR code should codify the identification of the parties and other essential data of the invoice (date of issue, total amount, currency).
Starting from 1 June 2021, all VAT taxpayers are required to implement QR codes in their e-invoices.

01/04/2021
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Paraguay

Paraguay plans e-invoicing pilot programme

Paraguay has started The Sistema Nacional de Facturación Electronica Nacional “SIFEN” (National E-Invoice System) in 2018, it was settled as a three-stage project divided as follow:
• 1- Pilot Plan: in which 14th local companies where selected and became the first e-invoices issuers.
• 2- Voluntary Adhesion: started in 2020 and to the date there are almost 200 companies participating in the programme. The companies submit an application to be part of the programme and where selected by the Tax Authorities.
• 3- Generalization: it’s set to start after the finish of stage 2, Tax Authorities will select companies to be included in the SIFEN till all the taxpayers are part of the programme.
Currently Paraguay is at the last part of the stage 2 which implies that the 200 companies have to finish their private systems develops on the last version of the Manual Tecnico V. 150 (Technic Manual) and be ready to operate with e-invoice. It is not required yet that those companies stop using regular invoices.
The pilot programme will test the functionality of a new tool called “E-KUATIA”. This is a free e-invoice tool aimed at physical persons and one-person companies.
More information on the E-KUATIA e-invoicing tool is available on the following website: https://ekuatia.set.gov.py/portal/ekuatia

01/04/2021
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Japan

Vendor registration to open for ‘Qualified Invoice Retention System’ from 1st October 2021

Japan will introduce a new qualified invoice regime for Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) effective 1 October 2023. Under the current ‘Transitional Invoice Retention System’ (effective since 1 October 2019), in order to claim a JCT input credit, taxpayers are required to comply with certain bookkeeping and invoice retention requirements. This includes the recording of general information, such as the name of the vendor, date of transaction, consideration paid for transactions, etc.
Under the ‘Qualified Invoice Retention System’ (effective 1 October 2023), in addition to similar bookkeeping and invoice retention requirements, a taxpayer will only be able to claim an input JCT credit from a JCT-registered vendor.
To become a JCT-registered vendor and issue a qualified invoice, vendors must submit the appropriate application to the National Tax Agency (NTA). JCT exempt entities will be ineligible to become a registered vendor.
The application for this registration will begin on October 1, 2021, and in order to become a registrant by 1 October 2023, the vendor should file the application with the relevant tax office no later than 31 March 2023. The NTA will publish a list of registered entities on its website.

01/04/2021
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Oman

VAT Executive Regulations published

The VAT Executive Regulations have been issued by the Oman Tax Authority ( Decision 53 of 2021 (in Arabic)) on 14 March 2021 – this will allow companies to properly prepare for the introduction of VAT in Oman, starting from 16 April 2021.
See here for further details.

01/04/2021
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Indonesia

Enhancements to e-invoicing system

Tax authorities in Indonesia previously released a new version of the electronic-based invoice invoice (Faktur Pajak or ‘FP’). This includes a pre-populated feature to ease taxpayers’ workflow in carrying out VAT compliance. The pre-populated feature under eFaktur version 3.0 covers input VAT from normal VAT Invoices and import declaration documents. These documents will automatically appear in the eFaktur system under the respective tax period. Taxpayers are no longer required to input and validate the information manually.

01/04/2021
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Slowakei

Public consultation e-Invoicing B2B

Slovakia’s e-invoicing initiative is currently in the process of consultations by the authorities of the Slovak Financial Directorate. Based on the authorities’ preliminary statements about e-invoicing, Slovakia is planning to introduce real-time invoice reporting (RTIR) which should be mandatory for all transactions over time. The aim of this initiative is to reduce administrative burdens on the side of tax subjects (e.g. to reduce obligatory VAT reporting) and to obtain real-time invoicing data on the side of tax authorities and use it for tax control purposes.
Mandatory e-invoicing will be introduced gradually. The first phase will (probably during 2021) cover G2G and B2G transactions. In a later stage, (the expectation is in 2022) for B2B and B2C transactions will come under the legislation.
As we have seen in other countries, applying mandatory e-invoicing into practice requires a significant amount of new regulation and legislation.

01/04/2021
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Draft resolution published by GAZT: open for public consultation

We have now been aware for some time that KSA is moving towards mandatory e-invoicing.

On 18 March 2021, GAZT published a draft resolution – again for public consultation – on the requirements. The draft resolution includes technical specifications and procedures for implementing the provisions of the E-Invoicing Regulation. The resolution aims to specify the business and technical requirements that will need to be adhered to as Saudi Arabia moves toward e-invoicing.

GAZT encourages businesses start assessing how the e-invoicing regulations will impact their systems and processes and commence the planning work to successfully implement e-invoicing by the deadline of December 4th, 2021.

An English translation of the draft resolution can be found here.

09/03/2021
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Indien

India extends the scope of the invoice reporting mandate from April 1, 2021

The Indian Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) has changed the revenue threshold that determines whether companies are required to report invoice data to the Invoice Registration Portal (IRP).

Via Notification No. 05/2021–Central Tax, the Central Board has lowered the threshold to Rs 50 Cr ($6.8m). The revenue threshold applies to aggregated revenues on PAN-level (Permanent Account Number) and will therefore apply to all GSTINs under the Permanent Account Number.

The change will be effective from April 1, 2021.

The announcement has been published in the Gazette of India on 8 March 2021: http://egazette.nic.in/WriteReadData/2021/225713.pdf

Click here to learn more about the Indian mandate.

23/02/2021
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China

China weitet sein E-Invoicing-Pilotprojekt aus

Im Dezember kündigte Chinas State Taxation Administration (STA) eine weitere Ausweitung des Versuchspilotprojekts auf 38 Regionen des Landes an. Das Pilotprojekt ermöglicht bestimmten chinesischen Steuerzahlern, auf freiwilliger Basis elektronische Umsatzsteuer-Sonderrechnungen auszustellen. Das Pilotprojekt startete im September 2020.

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23/02/2021
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Polen

Polen und Brexit – Verzicht auf die Anforderung eines steuerlichen Vertreters für das Vereinigte Königreich und Norwegen

Das polnische Finanzministerium hat am 12. Februar einen Entwurf für ein Steuergesetz veröffentlicht, nach dem Unternehmen mit Sitz im Vereinigten Königreich und Norwegen nicht verpflichtet sind, eine steuerliche Vertretung in Polen zu bestellen.

Diese wichtige Entscheidung ist hauptsächlich das Ergebnis entsprechender Abkommen über gegenseitige Unterstützung zwischen den Ländern. Diese Abkommen regeln die administrative Kooperation und Zusammenarbeit bei der Bekämpfung des Mehrwertsteuerbetrugs.Das Gesetz tritt rückwirkend mit Wirkung zum 1. Januar 2021 in Kraft.

23/02/2021
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Polen

Schnelle Fortschritte beim Programm „Strukturierte Rechnungen“

Polen behauptet seit einiger Zeit, dass es die stufenlose Steuerkontrollverordnung vor Frankreich umsetzen würde. Das Land scheint dabei gute Fortschritte zu machen.

Das Polnische Legislative Center der Regierung hat einen Gesetzesentwurf veröffentlicht, welches eine Änderung des Mehrwertsteuergesetzes und die Einführung eines Modells „strukturierter Rechnungen“ im lokalen Mehrwertsteuersystem vorsieht. Der Gesetzesentwurf steht im Februar für einen sehr kurzen Zeitraum zur öffentlichen Konsultation zur Verfügung. Es wird erwartet, dass das Gesetz zum 1. Oktober 2021 in Kraft tritt. Zu beachten ist, dass die Ausstellung und der Empfang von Rechnungen über die nationale E-Invoicing-Plattform (Krajowy System e-Faktur (KSeF) oder National E-Invoicing System (NeIS)) zunächst freiwillig ist und die Unternehmen weiterhin die bisherigen Formate verwenden können, einschließlich Papier, PDF und andere E-Invoicing-Formate. Allerdings belohnt die Regierung eine frühzeitige Anpassung mit einer schnelleren Bearbeitung der Umsatzsteuererklärungen. Das System soll bis 2023 verpflichtend werden.

HINWEIS: Das polnische KSeF-System ähnelt stark dem italienischen Sistema di Interscambio – die Ausstellung und der Erhalt von Rechnungen finden auf der Plattform statt, und eine Archivierungsfunktion ist über das System verfügbar.

Beachten Sie, dass der Gesetzesentwurf Raum lässt, um eine detailliertere Verordnung durch Ministerialerlass hinzuzufügen.

23/02/2021
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Saudi-Arabien veröffentlicht seine endgültige E-Invoicing-Verordnung

Wie wir bereits berichtet haben, ist Saudi-Arabien auf dem besten Weg zur verpflichtenden elektronischen Rechnungsstellung, nur 4 Jahre nach Einführung der Mehrwertsteuer im Königreich.

Im Herbst 2020 schloss Saudi-Arabien die öffentliche Konsultation zur geplanten E-Invoicing-Verordnung ab, gefolgt von der Genehmigung der endgültigen Version der Verordnung durch den GAZT-Vorstand. Diese endgültige Fassung wurde am 4. Dezember 2020 im saudischen Amtsblatt veröffentlicht und trat unmittelbar am Tag der Veröffentlichung in Kraft. Die Vorschriften enthalten den Rahmen des E-Invoicing-Mechanismus, den die GAZT voraussichtlich anwenden wird. Die Erwartung ist, dass Unternehmen, die in den Anwendungsbereich der Verordnung fallen, diese bis zum 4. Dezember 2021 erfüllen können.

Der Zeitplan ist sehr knapp bemessen, und es sind noch nicht alle Details klar. Es wird erwartet, dass vor dem Datum des Inkrafttretens weitere Details folgen, um den Steuerzahlern bei der Einhaltung der neuen Regeln zu helfen.

Dies ist ein straffer Zeitplan, und die Unternehmen im Königreich sollten Anfang 2021 mit der Implementierung beginnen. Wir sehen dies als eine einzigartige Gelegenheit für Unternehmen, digitale Technologien zu nutzen und von besser optimierten Steuervorgängen zu profitieren.

23/02/2021
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Uganda

Anforderungen an die elektronische Eingangsbestätigung von steuerlichen Belegen und Rechnungen

Am 1. Januar 2021 trat in Uganda die Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution (EFRIS) in Kraft. Unternehmen verwenden EFRIS für die Ausstellung von Belegen und Rechnungen zu Steuerzwecken.

Ab dem 1. Januar 2021 sind Personen, die ein Unternehmen betreiben und für Mehrwertsteuerzwecke registriert sind, verpflichtet, elektronische Rechnungen oder Belege für jede Verkaufstransaktion auszustellen, unabhängig davon, ob die Verkaufstransaktion der Mehrwertsteuer zum Normalsatz oder zum Nullsatz unterliegt oder von der Mehrwertsteuer befreit ist.

23/02/2021
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Slowakei

Die Slowakei kündigt ein E-Invoicing/Echtzeit-Reporting-System an

In einer kürzlich veröffentlichten Pressemitteilung sprachen die slowakischen Steuerbehörden über ein neues Gesetz zur Übermittlung von Daten an die Finanzverwaltung. Für den vollständigen Text klicken Sie bitte auf diesen Link.

Die Absicht des Gesetzentwurfs ist es, für alle Unternehmer die Verpflichtung einzuführen, für jeden Geschäftsvorgang innerhalb einer bestimmten Frist eine Rechnung auszustellen. Gleichzeitig ist auch eine Rechnungsvorprüfung vorgesehen: die Verpflichtung, bestimmte Rechnungsdaten an die Finanzverwaltung zu senden, bevor die endgültige Version der Rechnung erstellt und an den Käufer gesendet wird. Steuerzahler können ihre Rechnungslegungspflichten auf verschiedene Arten erfüllen: über einen Anbieter von E-Invoicing-Services, direkt über ihre Buchhaltungssoftware/ihr ERP-System mit einer zertifizierten Kommunikationsmethode oder über ein kostenloses Regierungsportal. Auch für den Käufer gibt es Meldepflichten.

Derzeit sind keine weiteren Informationen oder technischen Details verfügbar. Wir werden die Fortschritte der Slowakei weiter beobachten und in unseren kommenden Updates zur elektronischen Rechnungsstellung darüber berichten.

23/02/2021
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Bulgarien

Vorübergehende Einführung eines Mehrwertsteuersatzes von 0 % auf Impfungen

Vom 01. Januar 2021 bis 31. Dezember 2022 gilt für Impfstoffe ein Mehrwertsteuersatz von 0 %.

23/02/2021
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Griechenland

Verlängerung des reduzierten Mehrwertsteuersatzes

Griechenland hat eine weitere Verlängerung des reduzierten Mehrwertsteuersatzes von 13 % für Kinos, Getränke und Verpflegungsdienstleistungen, öffentliche Verkehrsmittel und Pauschalreisen bis zum 31. Oktober 2021 bestätigt.

23/02/2021
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Singapur

GST-Änderung in Singapurs Haushalt für 2021

Die Regierung in Singapur hat entschieden, dass die geplante Erhöhung der Steuer auf Waren und Dienstleistungen (GST) von 7 % auf 9 % im Jahr 2021 nicht erfolgen wird. Der Finanzminister hat jedoch betont, dass die GST zwischen 2022 und 2025 auf jeden Fall erhöht werden muss. Damit sollen vor allem die Staatseinnahmen zur Finanzierung der steigenden Gesundheitsausgaben gestützt werden.

05/01/2021
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Griechenland

MyData in Griechenland erneut verschoben

Das Mandat von Griechenland für elektronische Rechnungen und E-Buchführung, das bereits ab 1. Januar 2020 umgesetzt werden sollte, wurde erneut verschoben. Die griechische Behörde für Steuereinnahmen (AADE) hat sich aufgrund der wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen der Corona-Pandemie und der damit verbundenen Anträge aus der Wirtschaft dazu entschieden, die verpflichtende Verwendung der MyData-Plattform für elektronische Rechnungen und E-Books bis April 2021 zu verschieben. Die Plattform befindet sich zudem noch im Aufbau. Wir analysieren momentan die Auswirkungen dieser Verschiebung, da Unternehmen nach wie vor auf freiwilliger Basis Transaktionsdaten an die Plattform übermitteln können.

05/01/2021
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Deutschland

Mehrwertsteuersatz Deutschland: temporäre Mehrwertsteuersenkung wieder aufgehoben

Deutschland senkte im Rahmen der wirtschaftlichen Hilfsmaßnahmen im Juli 2020 die Mehrwertsteuer auf 16 % beim regulären und auf 5 % beim reduzierten Satz. Diese Steuermaßnahme lief am 31. Dezember 2020 wie geplant aus.
Ab 1. Januar 2021 gelten erneut die „alten“ Mehrwertsteuersätze (19 % regulärer und 7 % reduzierter Satz) wie vor Juli 2020. Was das bedeutet:
• Rechnungen für Waren und Dienstleistungen, die nach dem 31. Dezember 2020 geliefert oder bereitgestellt werden, müssen die ursprünglichen Steuersätze enthalten (19 % und 7 %).
• Rechnungen für Waren und Dienstleistungen, die vor dem 1. Januar 2021 geliefert oder bereitgestellt wurden, müssen weiterhin die Mehrwertsteuersätze ab Juli 2020 enthalten (16 % und 5 %).

Click here to learn more about the German mandate.

02/01/2021
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China

Pilotprojekt für elektronische Rechnungen mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer in China verlängert 

Chinas Pilotprojekt für elektronische Rechnungen mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer (e-Fapiao) nimmt schnell an Fahrt auf. Das Pilotprojekt wurde zuerst in 11 Regionen eingeführt und wird jetzt auf weitere 25 Regionen ausgeweitet. Es kam jedoch zu leichten Verzögerungen: Die elektronische Rechnungsstellung soll nun im Laufe des Jahres 2021 im ganzen Land verfügbar sein. (Der Originalplan sah vor, dass dies bereits bis Ende 2020 der Fall hätte sein sollen).

Die Initiative für e-Fapiao soll den bisherigen Fapiao-Prozess ablösen, der rein papierbasiert ist und vom Steuerzahler verlangt, von der Regierung vornummerierte Rechnungen zu verwenden, die nur vor Ort in den Steuerbehörden des Landes erstellt werden können.

Für gewöhnlich werden Unternehmen von der Regierung ausgewählt und zertifiziert, um an diesem Pilotprojekt teilnehmen zu können. Zertifizierte Unternehmen melden sich über ihr „U Key“-Anmeldeterminal – eine Hardwarekomponente, die von den regionalen Steuerbehörden bereitgestellt wird – bei der „öffentlichen Serviceplattform für elektronische Rechnungen mit ausgewiesener Mehrwertsteuer“ an. Auf der öffentlichen Serviceplattform kann der Steuerzahler die Genehmigung für den Typ und die Anzahl der Ausgangsrechnungen beantragen, die er in einem bestimmten Zeitraum ausstellt. Rechnungen werden außerdem auf der öffentlichen Serviceplattform permanent gespeichert. Rechnungsberichtigungen (Gutschriften) können ebenfalls über die öffentliche Serviceplattform vorgenommen werden (über besondere e-Fapiaos mit roter Kopfzeile).

23/12/2020
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Vereinigtes Königreich

Britische Steuerbehörde „Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs“ (HMRC) – Überprüfung der Mehrwertsteuernummer

Da die MIAS-Mehrwertsteuernummernprüfung nach dem Brexit im Vereinigten Königreich nicht mehr zur Verfügung steht, hat die HMRC ein eigenes Programm zur Überprüfung von Mehrwertsteuernummern eingeführt. Klicken Sie auf diesen Link, um auf das Programm zuzugreifen.

23/12/2020
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Rumänien

Auf den Zug aufgesprungen?

Der rumänische Finanzminister hat bekanntgegeben, dass die Regierung Rumäniens ein System für die elektronische Rechnungsstellung einführen möchte. Zum gegenwärtigen Zeitpunkt liegen keine weiteren Informationen vor. Wir werden die Ankündigungen im Auge behalten und in den folgenden Compliance-Updates über eventuelle Entwicklungen berichten.

23/12/2020
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Polen

Implementierung von elektronischen Rechnungen über die nationale KSeF-Plattform

Das polnische Finanzministerium (Ministerstwo Finansów, MF) möchte die Mehrwertsteuerverordnung anpassen, indem die Übermittlung von elektronischen Rechnungen über die nationale KSeF-Plattform ermöglicht werden soll – parallel zur Nutzung der aktuellen Papier- und E-Rechnungen. Zusätzlich zu den Vorteilen für Unternehmen, die die elektronische Rechnungsstellung mit sich bringt (wie Kostensenkung, mehr Transparenz und kürzere Zahlungszyklen), soll es weitere Vorteile für den Steuerzahler geben, wie zum Beispiel die Fristverkürzung für Mehrwertsteuererstattungen von 60 auf 45 Tage. Das Projekt soll im ersten Quartal 2021 starten. Die verpflichtende Verwendung des Systems ist allerdings wohl erst für den späteren Verlauf von 2022 geplant.

18/12/2020
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Frankreich

Verpflichtende elektronische Rechnungsstellung und elektronische Berichterstellung für Mehrwertsteuer weiter auf Kurs

Am vergangenen 24. November präsentierte die Finanzverwaltung des französischen Staates (Direction générale des Finances publiques, DGFiP) externen Stakeholdern ihren Bericht zur großflächigen Implementierung und Nutzung elektronischer Rechnungsstellung in Frankreich sowie zur verpflichtenden Berichterstattung der Mehrwertsteuer ab 2023 in elektronischer Form.

Anfang 2021 wird dafür eine „Projektabteilung“ in der DGFiP geschaffen. Diese Abteilung übernimmt dann die nächsten Schritte. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem französischen Amt für staatliche Finanzinformatik (Agence pour l'informatique financière de l'État, AIFE) werden 2021 weitere Beratungsgespräche in „Arbeitsgruppen“ mit den Stakeholdern erfolgen, um Anforderungen, bewährte Methoden und die Anpassung des Unterstützungsnetzwerks an die Bedürfnisse von Unternehmen näher zu erläutern.

18/12/2020
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Verpflichtende elektronische Rechnungsstellung

Wie bereits in einem früheren Update erwähnt, macht das Königreich Saudi-Arabien große Fortschritte bei der Einführung einer verpflichtenden elektronischen Rechnungsstellung. Das System zur elektronischen Rechnungsstellung soll die illegalen Transaktionen in der Schattenwirtschaft reduzieren und gegen wirtschaftliche Täuschung vorgehen.

Die saudische Steuerbehörde (General Authority of Zakat and Tax, GAZT) genehmigte die neue Regulierung für elektronische Rechnungsstellung am Freitag, den 4. Dezember 2020. Die neue Regulierung besteht aus sieben Artikeln, die den Mechanismus zur Ausstellung und Aufbewahrung elektronischer Rechnungen für den Steuerzahler regeln. In der Regulierung werden außerdem die Verfahrensregeln und Fristen sowie weitere Vorschriften und Verfahren festgelegt und es wird erläutert, für welche Personen diese gelten. Die verpflichtende Ausstellung elektronischer Rechnungen wird am 4. Dezember 2021 eingeführt. Die verpflichtende Rechnungsberichtübermittlung an die Regierung folgt im Juni 2022.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie in der englischen Version der Regulierungen und den häufig gestellten Fragen zur elektronischen Rechnungsstellung der GAZT.

05/12/2020
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Portugal

Verschiebung der Einführung des einmalig verwendbaren Dokumentencodes (ATCUD)

Mit dem Erlass 195/202 gab die portugiesische Regierung die Verpflichtung für Unternehmen bekannt, bis Januar 2021 einen einmaligen Dokumentencode (ATCUD) auf Rechnungen und anderen Dokumenten, die für die Steuererhebung wichtig sind, zu verwenden. Dieser Erlass tritt nun erst 2022 in Kraft.

Gemäß der ministeriellen Verordnung Nr. 412/2020.XXI jedoch gilt, dass die portugiesische Steuerbehörde angehalten wird, den Steuerzahler dazu zu animieren, den bald verpflichtenden QR-Code (Quick Response Code) auf Rechnungen ab dem 01.01.2021 zu verwenden.

Unter folgendem Link finden Sie die technischen Details zum QR-Code.

03/12/2020
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Italien

Vorläufiges Haushaltsgesetz 2021 treibt die Änderungen des Mandats bezüglich elektronischer Rechnungsstellung voran

Das Haushaltsgesetz 2021 (im Entwurf) beinhaltet Änderungen an den Anforderungen zur elektronischen Rechnungsstellung in Italien, die – theoretisch – ab 2022 gelten sollen:

  • Dazu gehört die Verpflichtung der Übermittlung von Transaktionen mit Steuerausländern (Entitäten, die keine Mehrwertsteuer in Italien abführen) an das Sistema di Interscambio (SdI). Dies bedeutet konkret, dass das Formular zur Meldung von Auslandsumsätzen (Esterometro) nicht mehr verwendet wird.
  • In FATTURA XML könnten dafür neue Felder und zusätzliche Prüfungen für Lieferungen mit Absichtserklärung verwendet werden.
29/10/2020
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Norwegen

Norwegen: Verlängerung des ermäßigten Umsatzsteuersatzes

Norwegen hat den auf 6 % ermäßigten Umsatzsteuersatz über den 31. Oktober hinaus verlängert. Ein neues Enddatum wurde noch nicht festgelegt.

21/10/2020
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Spanien

Spanien - Verlängerung Notfall-Nulltarif

Am 20. April führte die spanische Regierung einen vorübergehenden Nulltarif der Umsatzsteuer für Käufe und Importe von chirurgischen Masken und Sanitärprodukten durch öffentliche Einrichtungen, Krankenhäuser und andere gemeinnützige Organisationen ein. Dieser sollte am 31. Juli auslaufen, wurde aber rückwirkend ab dem Auslaufdatum der ursprünglichen Ausnahmeregelung bis zum 31. Oktober 2020 verlängert.

16/10/2020
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Irland

Irland: Senkung der Umsatzsteuer für das Gastgewerbe

Irland senkt die Umsatzsteuer für das Gastgewerbe (Hotels, Restaurants, Bars usw.) vorübergehend von 13,5 % auf 9 %. Die Änderung gilt vom 1. November 2020 bis zum 31. Dezember 2021.

07/10/2020
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Polen

Polen: volle Kraft voraus mit B2B-Rechnungsfreigabe

Das polnische Finanzministerium plant die Einführung eines Mandats zur B2B-Umsatzsteuer-Rechnungsfreigabe (ähnlich dem italienischen SdI-Modell). Es wird spätestens 2022 erwartet, wobei in einigen Quellen von einer Umsetzung Mitte 2021 die Rede ist.

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07/10/2020
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Griechenland

Griechenland verzögert Mandat zur Rechnungsregistrierung am 1. Oktober

Die griechische Regierung machte am 1. Oktober, dem Tag des Mandats, eine Kehrtwende, um die freiwillige Frist für die Rechnungsregistrierung bis zum 1. Januar 2021 zu verlängern. Sie berief sich dabei auf die wirtschaftlichen Auswirkungen der Corona-Pandemie und die mangelnde Bereitschaft von Unternehmen.

07/10/2020
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Ungarn

Ungarn führt eine neue Dateistruktur für Online-Rechnungsdatenberichte ein

Die ungarische Steuerbehörde hat kürzlich eine neue Dateistruktur veröffentlicht, welche die Grundlage für Online-Rechnungsdatenberichte im Jahr 2021 bilden wird. Die neue Dateistruktur verwendet XSD Version 3.0.

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07/10/2020
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USA

Die USA entdecken die Möglichkeiten einer standardisierten elektronischen Rechnungsstellung

Die American Business Payments Coalition (BPC) leitet ein dreijähriges Projekt, in dem untersucht wird, ob die Entwicklung und Umsetzung eines Standardrahmens für die allgegenwärtige elektronische B2B-Rechnungsstellung für den US-Markt durchführbar ist.

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07/10/2020
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Vereinigtes Königreich

Großbritannien verlängert seine Umsatzsteuersenkung für Tourismus und Gastgewerbe

Die befristete Senkung der Umsatzsteuer auf 15 % für den Tourismus- und Gastgewerbesektor wird bis Ende März 2021 verlängert.

22/09/2020
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Das Königreich Saudi-Arabien ist auf dem Weg zu einem Mandat zur elektronischen Rechnungsstellung

Vor Kurzem veröffentlichte die saudische Generalbehörde für Zakat und Steuern am 17. September den Entwurf einer Verordnung zur elektronischen Rechnungsstellung. Dabei hat sie sich mit Experten aus der Branche beraten, um Anregungen für ihre Vorschläge zu erhalten. Tungsten ist aktiv am Beratungsprozess beteiligt, der am 14. Oktober endet.

20.05.2020
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Das Königreich Saudi-Arabien (KSA) kündigt eine Erhöhung der Umsatzsteuer an

Das Königreich Saudi-Arabien (KSA) kündigt eine Erhöhung der Umsatzsteuer von 5 % auf 15 % an: Der Finanzminister von Saudi-Arabien, Al Jadaan, hat angekündigt, dass die Umsatzsteuer ab dem 1. Juli 2020 von 5 % auf 15 % angehoben wird.

17.03.2020
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Indien

Indien schiebt Rechnungsmandat auf

Die indische Regierung kündigte ihr Mandat für die Rechnungsregistrierung Ende 2019 an und schlug als sehr kurzfristiges Startdatum den 1. April 2020 vor – sie berichtet nun, dass sie das Datum des Inkrafttretens des Mandats auf den 1. Oktober 2020 verschieben wird.

Click here to learn more about the Indian mandate.

09.03.2020
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China

China entwickelt Pläne zur Verbesserung der Funktionalität des Umsatzsteuerrechts

Die staatliche Steuerverwaltung Chinas (STA) hat eine Stellungnahme zu mehreren steuerlichen Themen veröffentlicht, einschließlich eines Entwicklungsplans für besondere elektronische Umsatzsteuerrechnungen.

09.03.2020
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Polen

Polen nähert sich der Frist für die elektronische B2G-Rechnungsstellung im November

Polen geht den nächsten Schritt bei der Einführung einer nationalen digitalen Plattform, die seine wichtigsten öffentlichen Dienste mit der Einführung der obligatorischen elektronischen Rechnungsstellung für B2G-Transaktionen unterstützt.

10.03.2020
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Deutschland

Deutschlands Plan für die elektronische B2G-Rechnungsstellung, Phase 2

Deutschland hat seinen Plan für die obligatorische elektronische B2G-Rechnungsstellung vorgestellt. Der April rückt näher – in diesem Monat soll die zweite Phase auf regionaler und kommunaler Ebene in Kraft treten. Tungsten hilft Ihnen gerne weiter. Wir können Ihre Rechnungslieferung der XRechnung durch unsere PEPPOL-Verbindung verbessern.

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03.03.2020
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Griechenland

Griechenland kündigt Pläne für die elektronische Rechnungsstellung an, um seine nationale Umsatzsteuerlücke zu schließen

Um die indirekte Steuerhinterziehung zu bekämpfen, verabschiedet die griechische Regierung ein Rechnungsfreigabemodell, das dem System ähnelt, das derzeit in Mexiko eingesetzt wird.

21.02.2020
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Indien

Weitere Informationen zur indischen Gesetzesänderung

Ab dem 1. April 2020 sind alle Unternehmen mit einem Umsatz von mindestens 1 Milliarde Rupien verpflichtet, das Portal zur Rechnungsregistrierung zu nutzen.

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27.01.2020
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Philippinen

Unilever und Tungsten erhalten auf den Philippinen eine CAS-Nutzungserlaubnis

Nach mehrjähriger Zusammenarbeit können wir offiziell bekannt geben, dass Anfang Januar 2020 endlich eine Nutzungserlaubnis zwischen Unilever und Tungsten vereinbart wurde.

19.12.2019
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Indien

Indische Frist für die Einführung der elektronischen Rechnungsstellung für April 2020 bestätigt

Es wurde nun bestätigt, dass Indien Anfang 2020 sein Portal zur Rechnungsregistrierung eingerichtet hat, das ab April 2020 für mittelgroße und große Steuerzahler obligatorisch sein wird.

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20.04.2018
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Italien

Italien verlängert Frist für elektronische B2B-Rechnungsstellung bei Kraftstofflieferungen

Die italienische Regierung hat verkündet, dass Kraftstofflieferanten ab 1. Januar 2019 wie alle anderen Unternehmen mit italienischer Umsatzsteuernummer B2B-Rechnungen elektronisch übermitteln müssen.

13.06.2018
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Spanien

Spanien erweitert Vorschrift für elektronische B2G-Rechnungsstellung

Spanien hat eine Erweiterung der Vorschrift für elektronische Rechnungsstellung für öffentliche Aufträge/Ausschreibungen ab 1. Juli 2018 angekündigt.

11.05.2018
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Griechenland

Griechenland schreibt elektronische B2B-Rechnungsstellung vor

Die „Unabhängige Behörde für Öffentliche Einnahmen“ (Α.A.D.E.) Griechenlands hat heute verkündet, die elektronische Rechnungsstellung und elektronische Buchhaltung ab den 1. Januar 2020 verpflichtend einzuführen.

20.04.2018
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Italien

Die EU erteilt eine Ausnahmegenehmigung für die verpflichtende elektronische B2B-Rechnungsstellung in Italien.

Die Europäische Kommission erteilt eine Ausnahmegenehmigung der Artikel 218 und 232 der Richtlinie 2006/112/EG für Italien, da diese mit der B2B-Vorschrift in direktem Konflikt standen. Die italienische Vorschrift kann nun im Einklang mit allen EU-Gesetzen eingeführt werden.

01.04.2018
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Südafrika

Südafrika ändert den Mehrwertsteuersatz

Der Mehrwertsteuersatz wird ab dem 1. April 2018 von 14 % auf 15 % angehoben.

31.01.2018
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Katar

Einführung eines Mehrwertsteuersatzes in Qatar

Im Februar 2016 kündigte der Golf-Kooperationsrat (GKR) an, dass die Mehrwertsteuer (MwSt) in den Golfstaaten ab Januar 2018 eingeführt werden würde.

31.01.2018
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Deutschland

Deutschland schreibt elektronische B2G-Rechnungstellung vor

Gemäß der EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer müssen alle EU-Behörden elektronische Rechnungen ab dem 27. November 2018 berücksichtigen.

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01.01.2018
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VAE

Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate führen Mehrwertsteuer ein

Im Februar 2016 kündigte der Golf-Kooperationsrat (GKR) an, dass die Mehrwertsteuer (MwSt) in den Golfstaaten ab Januar 2018 eingeführt werden würde.

01.01.2018
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Königreich Saudi-Arabien

Königreich Saudi-Arabien führt Mehrwertsteuer ein

Im Februar 2016 kündigte der Golf-Kooperationsrat (GKR) an, dass die Mehrwertsteuer (MwSt) in den Golfstaaten ab Januar 2018 eingeführt werden würde.

01.01.2018
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Schweden

Schweden setzt die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer um

Die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer verpflichtet alle EU-Behörden dazu, elektronische Rechnungen zu empfangen oder zumindest darzulegen, wie sie dies ab dem 27. November 2018 umsetzen werden.

01.01.2018
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Italien

Italien schreibt elektronische B2B-Rechnungsstellung vor

Die italienische Regierung bestätigt, dass die elektronische B2B-Rechnungsstellung ab dem 1. Januar 2019 obligatorisch sein wird (in einigen Fällen, z. B. für Kraftstofflieferanten oder Subunternehmer von Geschäftspartnern öffentlicher Verwaltungsbehörden, gilt die Richtlinie ab Juli 2018).

01.01.2018
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Polen

Polen verschiebt Umsetzung der Mehrwertsteueränderungen auf Juli 2018

Wesentliche Veränderungen am Mehrwertsteuergesetz sollten ab dem 1. Januar 2018 in Kraft treten. Jedoch wurde dies auf Juli 2018 verschoben.

01.01.2018
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Rumänien

Rumänien führt Mehrwertsteuer-Teilzahlung ein

Die Einführung eines Gesetzes zur obligatorischen Teilzahlung der Mehrwertsteuer ist am 1. Januar 2018 in Kraft getreten. Das System kann seit dem 1. Oktober 2017 freiwillig genutzt werden.

01.01.2018
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Ungarn

Ungarn kündigt elektronische Berichtpflicht bei B2B-Binnenverkäufen an

Das ungarische Parlament hat seinen aktuellsten Entwurf zu Änderungen an der Erklärung der Mehrwertsteuer erlassen, der ab dem 1. Juli 2018 in Kraft treten wird.

01.07.2017
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Mexiko

Mexico mandates CFDI version 3.3

Mexico CFDI 3.3 was introduced on 1 July 2017 and becomes mandatory from today. The new version includes changes in structure, data format, catalogues, as well as invalidations and calculation rules such as the following.

01.06.2017
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Frankreich

Frankreich setzt die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer um

Die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer verpflichtet alle EU-Behörden dazu, elektronische Rechnungen zu empfangen oder zumindest darzulegen, wie sie dies ab dem 27. November 2018 umsetzen werden.

01.01.2017
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Norwegen

Norwegen setzt die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer um

Die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer verpflichtet alle EU-Behörden dazu, elektronische Rechnungen zu empfangen oder zumindest darzulegen, wie sie dies ab dem 27. November 2018 umsetzen werden.

01.01.2017
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Frankreich

Frankreich schreibt elektronische B2G-Rechnungsstellung vor

Gemäß der EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer müssen alle EU-Behörden elektronische Rechnungen ab dem 27. November 2018 berücksichtigen.

01.06.2016
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Italien

Italien setzt die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer um

Die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer verpflichtet alle EU-Behörden dazu, elektronische Rechnungen zu empfangen oder zumindest darzulegen, wie sie dies ab dem 27. November 2018 umsetzen werden.

01.01.2016
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Dänemark

Dänemark setzt die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer um

Die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer verpflichtet alle EU-Behörden dazu, elektronische Rechnungen zu empfangen oder zumindest darzulegen, wie sie dies ab dem 27. November 2018 umsetzen werden.

01.01.2016
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Spanien

Spanien setzt die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer um

Die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer verpflichtet alle EU-Behörden dazu, elektronische Rechnungen zu empfangen oder zumindest darzulegen, wie sie dies ab dem 27. November 2018 umsetzen werden.

01.09.2015
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USA

Die USA schreiben elektronische B2G-Rechnungsstellung vor

Die Bundesbehörden der USA führen voraussichtlich zum Ende des Fiskaljahrs 2018 elektronische Rechnungsstellung für die B2G-Beschaffung ein.

16.04.2014
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Europäische Union

EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer

Die EU-Richtlinie 55 zur Mehrwertsteuer verpflichtet alle EU-Behörden dazu, elektronische Rechnungen zu empfangen oder zumindest darzulegen, wie sie dies ab dem 27. November 2018 umsetzen werden.

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