The requirements and specifications of the Portuguese public sector e-invoice legislation have now been made public. The mandatory compliance date will be on April 18 2020.
The announcement came from the public administration shared services entity eSPap, the organization was awarded responsibility for implementing the e-invoicing process on 5 September via Decree no. 289/2019 published by the Ministry of Finance, Infrastructure, and Housing.
Following the guidelines of EU Directive2014/55/EU on electronic invoicing in public procurement, eSPap has focused on defining the following requirements:
UBL 2.1 “CIUS-PT”
CEFACT “CIUS-PT” (in process)
Public organizations are free to choose the e-invoicing platform that best meets their needs, with the exception of direct government administrations and public institutions which must use the platform enabled by eSPap.