France: EEI Platform have reported that in France, La “facture dématérialisée” will become compulsory in January 2017. This concerns business relations between the French public sector and its suppliers. All large companies with more than 5000 employees and all public institutions will have to comply wit this measure. However, the French government’s Ordinance Nº 2014-697 provides for gradual adaptation to tax dematerialization, lasting until 2020. The aim is to facilitate the migration of the thousands of businesses working with central and regional administrations and, over time, SMEs of all sizes.
Indonesia: In a bid to tackle counterfeit invoices, the Indonesian government has decreed that, in addition to e-billing for taxpayers, e-Invoicing will be implemented simultaneously for all taxable enterprises in the country. By enforcing e-Invoicing in application, invoice counterfeiting efforts can be avoided as the serial number of a tax invoice will have to go through rigorous validation stages.
Companies need to perform several steps before they can use e-Invoicing in Indonesia. The first step is to install an application provided by the Directorate General of Taxes. This software application is connected to the Indonesian e-SPT program. Once set-up is completed, and the Local Tax Office has been notified, the enterprise receives an Electronic Certificate.
The Directorate General of Taxes has been mandating enterprises in the Java and Bali region to use e-Invoicing, since July 2015,. In addition it has, since then, also pointed out to all buyers of goods and services who receive tax invoices, to ensure that the received tax invoice is an e-Invoice (or e-bill, from the consumer’s perspective). The government also hopes that this mandate will result in a reduction in tax refunds and an increase in VAT revenues. (source EEI Platform).
Netherlands: De Nederlandse Rijksoverheid has decreed that all of its suppliers must submit their invoices electronically from January 1, 2017 onwards. SimplerInvoicing has been selected by the government as the open standard for e-Invoices. Order2Cash is an approved member of the SimplerInvoicing community of service providers. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the use of SimplerInvoicing.
United Kingdom: The National Health Service continues its planning and implementation of e-Invoicing for groups of Hospital Trusts with six new pilot projects getting underway. A second round of Demonstrations of Technology has begun, during which the pilot Trusts and PEPPOL Access Points/service providers will set the conditions for the pre-qualification of service providers and the creation of a selection for framework agreements. (as recently announced at the UK National e-Invoicing Forum).