Spanish Public Administration Subcontractors Will Implement e-Invoicing Through FACeB2B
B2B e-invoicing between companies is gaining momentum following the expansion of electronic invoicing with the public administration across the European Union. Following on from the consolidation of FACe as the general point of entry for electronic invoices with the Public Administration, Spain’s Tax Ministry is rolling out a similar model, the FACeB2B platform, as a general point of entry for e-invoices between subcontractors and main contractors of Public Administrations.
Public Procurement Law 9/2017 marks the starting point for the use of this platform, making e-invoicing mandatory in relations between Public Administration subcontractors and main contractors when the invoice amount is over €5,000. The law specifies that a Single Electronic Register will be made available to users before 30 June 2018 and will enable the certification of the date when subcontractors submit invoices to main contractors.
How does a document flow work in FACeB2B?
Having an electronic service provider like EDICOM lets you integrate and automate the entire invoice issuance and reception process to FACeB2B. The Single Electronic Register will be a general starting point parallel to FACe and will work as follows:
A subcontractor will be able to automatically send invoices to FACeB2B via EDICOM.
The contractor will connect to FACeB2B via EDICOM to detect whether it has received any invoices. The contractor can then use our platform to automate reception and integrate invoices in its ERP. It will also be able to configure email alerts for when a new invoice comes through.
The main contractor will continue to send its invoices to the FACe platform using the EDICOM Public Administration hub so that FACe can send it on to the administration concerned.