As of next January 1, all Administrations will have an accounting record for invoices, whose managers will forward the information on invoices received to the Tax Authority. This will also allow better knowledge of payments pending, and therefore greater control of any possible delays that might occur.
In addition, the rollout of Facturae will bring to light outstanding debts incurred by the Administration with its suppliers. Hacienda will be able to take action both to block payment of bills to suppliers owing money to the Social Security or Tax Agency and speed up payments from the Administration. Should the Administration default on invoice payments and miss the deadline stipulated by the Delinquency Act (30 days maximum), Hacienda may extract the corresponding resources from the delinquent municipal regional authorities through the funding system and execute the payment due.
Citizens will also be able to monitor the Administration's debtor status thanks to the Accounts Register of invoices. The Technical Secretary General of the Ministry of Finance, David Mellado, highlighted this a few weeks ago, stating that this measure would enable us to know “who pays in a timely and appropriate fashion and who does not”.
The long-awaited Facturae, the fruit of several initiatives in Congress to date , comes into force next year. From 1 January, the Administration will be ready to receive invoices in this format. Nevertheless, electronic invoicing will not become mandatory until 15 January, 2015.