The reason is that as of last January 1st, a new mandatory billing system for some companies is in force, known as e-archiving or e-Arşiv in Turkish. This is a method that enables users to carry out the entire process electronically, regardless of the recipient to whom the documents addressed.
Before the advent of e-Arşiv, Turkish taxpayers could only issue e-invoices when the receiver was also electronically enabled. A requirement that hampered the spread of this technology. However, with e-archiving all the bills are generated and stored, for a 10 year period, in totally digital format. Forwarding can subsequently take place by different methods, depending on the technological capacities of each recipient.
Another difference between traditional electronic invoicing and this new process is that the documents are not immediately reported to the Turkish Tax Administration (GIB / TRA). Instead, companies must issue a monthly report.
Moreover, in the coming months compulsory use of the new systemwill be extended to the banks, logistics and transport companies and internet advertising agents. This will broaden the penetration of e-invoicing in Turkey over the year.
How to issue e-archiving?
Specialist technology providers are responsible for generating the e-invoices in accordance with the new system’s requirements and submitting the monthly billing summary. EDICOM is already authorized to manage this procedure, thanks to our partnership in Turkey with the company ISIS Bilisim Teknolojileri. It is also enabled to carry out other Turkish electronic procedures such as traditional e-invoicing or e-bookkeeping.