So, suppliers and the Public Administrations should have their information systems ready to deal with invoicing by electronic means by the date indicated. In the case of suppliers, for issuing their bills, and in the case of administrations, to receive and process incoming documents.
This legislation encourages invoicing in Facturae version 3.2 XML format, and requires the government to have an accounting registry for invoices logging every stage an invoice goes through. The main aim is to achieve a more immediate understanding of the economic reality in the administrations, while making it easier for suppliers to follow up their bills. This way, they manage to shorten recovery times and cut down on delinquency and late payments.
Situación Actual de la Facturae
The implementation map for Facturae in Spain presents us with a complex situation where some regional organizations are fully prepared to receive and process invoices in Facturae format, whereas others are still finalizing the technological development of their platforms to receive electronic invoicing, which will presumably be up and running within a short space of time.
This is why suppliers currently have to deal with two sets of circumstances. On one hand, they must be prepared to send the Facturae message to those organisms already operational. On the other, exceptionally, they have to continue to issue their invoices by traditional methods to the regional government departments and other organizations which are not yet ready to receive electronic invoicing.
To keep up with the latest news from the government offices, check out our map of Facturae in Spain, where we keep constantly updated information on the implementation status of e-Invoicing in the Public Administrations.