Guatemala: Digital Invoices for Small Taxpayers

The Tax Authority is investigating extending the requirement to use digital media for invoicing for small taxpayers.

Friday, December 21, 2012

The Superintendency of Tax Administration (SAT) said the matter is under review and that bill will have to be drawn up.

Currently only large and medium taxpayers are required by law to use digital invoices.

Adela Mena, from the consulting firm Docutec, a company authorized to "provide electronic billing services, said:" It is expected that by the end of 2013 small taxpayers will be included. "

Electronic invoicing can save copies of invoices issued in a database and eliminates preprinted paper. "The service can cost from $75 for a small taxpayer", he added", noted an article in

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