Costa Rica: Electronic Billing in February 2017

On February 14 a pilot project will start that will connect six previously selected major companies to a digital billing system that will be operated by the Treasury.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Publication of the resolution in the official newspaper, La Gaceta, establishes the method for starting implementation of an electronic invoicing system, from February 2017, two years after the original planned start date. See resolution  DGT-R-48.  Authorization for the use of electronic invoicing and associated electronic documentsIn addition, publication was also made of the criteria for gradual selection of taxpayers last November 3 in La Gaceta.

"... These documents define the characteristics of the document, the form of delivery, validity, mandatory use and the criteria used by the Treasury to select blocks of taxpayers who will be required to issue electronic documents."

Nacion.com reports that "...According to Karla Salas, director of Tax Intelligence, from December 15 notification will be given to taxpayers selected based on those criteria, but anyone obliged to pay tax who is ready can apply to be part of the pilot scheme by emailing fe@hacienda.go.cr."



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Costa Rica: Mandatory Electronic Invoicing for Some Companies

January 2017

It has been announced that from March a group of large taxpayers will have to start using the electronic billing system mandatorily.

According to the Directorate General of Taxation, they will begin with a group of companies considered large taxpayers, who have already received training to implement the use of electronic invoices starting from March.

Costa Rica: One More Year for Electronic Invoicing

June 2015

Although the government had announced that electronic invoicing would be mandatory in 2014, the same Ministry of Finance has now announced that the process will be delayed at least another year.

Commercial documents for tax purposes, generated and transmitted in electronic form, will have to wait until the first half of 2016.

Mandatory Digital Invoice For Large Taxpayers

January 2012

Before the end of 2012 the largest contributors are required to issue electronic invoices according to the disposition of the Guatemalan Tax Administration.

The obligation extends to companies that emit more than 1 million invoices per year. Gradually those with between 1501 and 3,000 a year will be incorporated . The process ends in March 2013 with the addition of issuers of between 0 and 500 invoices per year.

Guatemala: Electronic Billing for Large Enterprises

August 2011

Large taxpayers must issue electronic invoices, according to a Tax Administration bill.

Starting next year, companies who issue between 1 million and 100 million invoices per year must comply with the new regime, and each month groups with smaller ranges will be added, ending in 2013.

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