The implementation of electronic invoicing in Ecuador is taking place in several stages, following the example of neighbouring countries. The initial phase, now extended until October, includes financial institutions operating under the supervision of the Superintendency of Banks, as well as those special taxpayers, according to their inscription in the RUC taxpayer registry, engaging in economic activities related with telecommunications and pay-TV services. Both groups asked the IRS for a more relaxed deadline for signup to the new billing scheme. This way, the aim is for the switchover to take place more gradually, so that the taxpayers have more time to get themselves technologically up-to-date.
In the IRS figures, as of 1 October another 1849 taxpayers will be able to issue electronic invoices. With the rollout of this technology in the other 3 remaining sectors foreseen in the Resolution, the number of issuers would reach 6500. In total, the forecast is that by June next year around 13,600 taxpayers will be using electronic invoicing in Ecuador.
For now, the electronic document will only be mandatory in this Latin American country for taxpayers forming part of any of the groups set forth in Resolution NAC-DGERCGC13 – 00236. However, all those wishing to do so may migrate to the new system voluntarily right now. To do so, they must submit an application for inclusion via the IRS website (www.sri.gob.ec) and follow the pertinent instructions.
The EDICOM solution
EDICOM has an international electronic invoicing platform adapted to the standards and legal requirements laid down in Ecuador. This solution facilitates migration to the new system, as it totally automates the process of generating, sending, receiving and storing electronic invoices.