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    Companies will have 3 more months to change the electronic invoice format

    Portugal is in the midst of the transition to electronic invoicing, but the pandemic crisis has forced the country to change its plans on the fly. The Portuguese government has had to postpone e-invoicing obligations on several occasions. First came the introduction of e-invoicing in the B2G environment. Then there was the delay of the inclusion of the ATCUD and QR code in fiscal documents. Now, the Portuguese government is giving companies more leeway to continue using PDF as an accepted electronic invoice format.

    Thus, according to rule number 72/2021-XXII, a PDF invoice will continue to be considered electronic until 30 June 2021. After that date, PDFs will no longer be fiscally valid documents and companies working with electronic invoices will have to use structured documents.

    The electronic invoicing calendar in Portugal

    Following the changes made by the Portuguese government over the last 12 months in relation to electronic invoicing, the key dates in this area are as follows:

    • 1 July 2021: B2G e-invoicing mandatory for SMEs. PDF invoices are no longer considered electronic invoices.
    • 1 January 2022: B2G e-invoicing mandatory for micro-enterprises.
    • 1 January 2022: ATCUD mandatory for all invoices.

    From PDF to electronic invoicing

    At Voxel we have noticed that many companies that regularly use electronic invoicing still have to deal with PDF invoices. That is why we have designed a new product capable of digitizing 100% of invoices.

    baVel PDFbilling is able to digitise all invoices received by any company regardless of their origin (EDI, email, post…) or format (xml, pdf, paper…). The operation is very simple: we integrate all PDF invoices into the baVel input channel and convert them into structured files in order to digitally manage all invoices received through a single platform. This new product allows companies to receive 100% of their invoices electronically in their ERP for direct accounting and reconciliation.

    If you would like to know more about this new product, please contact your Voxel contact person. You can also write to us at [email protected].