Costa Rica: 3 Companies Use Digital Invoices

In Costa Rica, three companies are using the electronic invoices system: Automercado, Cefa and Softland.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

This regulation was proposed by GS1, together with the Treasury Ministry.

"Softland (formerly Exactus), included an electric invoices module in their ERP system one year ago, and started using it with their customers", reports "According to them, they managed to increase collection and reduced credit notes in 50%".

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Controversy Over Electronic Receipts System

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In Costa Rica, more than 20 companies have complained that performance of the Ministry of Finance's electronic receipt system is very poor and that it collapses when companies such as telephone companies process receipts on a large scale at the beginning of the month.

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Costa Rica: Electronic Invoices To Be Mandatory in 2014

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From the first half of next year, all professional people will have to use the mechanism that has the same validity as paper documents.

This was announced by Carlos Vargas, CEO of Taxation. The goal "... is to have a tool to verify professional people's income, which is important for determining income tax (which is applied on the difference between income and expenses)", reported

Costa Rica: Digital Invoice Pilot Plan  

July 2013

The evaluation program for the system will involve 100 professionals who will start using electronic invoices.

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Costa Rica: Digital Invoices for Professionals

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The project will begin with a pilot program involving volunteer taxpayers from the professional sector.

Patricia Castillo, from the Department of Taxation, said the goal is to move to the implementation phase in the first four months of 2013, and upon which the participant base will be gradually expanded.

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