Mexico : The new versions of the electronic invoice are already in force
On June 30th, 2012, the grace period that the SAT (Mexican Tax Service) offered to companies in order to bring their invoicing methods up to date with v2.2 or v3.2, ended.
The time frame where both versions could coexist is now over; invoicing is permitted only in one of the up to date formats.
On 12 December 2011, the Department of Border Operations (DOF) confirmed the changes that SAT will require all businesses to make for digital tax receipt (CFD- Comprobante Fiscal Digital) and online tax receipt (CFDI - Comprobante Fiscal Digital por Internet) electronic invoices.
The changes affect the format and printing of the XML-based receipts, which must be issued according to the specific requirements applied to version 2.2, in the case of CFDs, and 3.2, in the case of CFDIs. According to the new requirements, additional data must be added to the invoice:
The tax category which applies to the taxpayer
Payment method: cash, cheque, electronic transfer
Form of payment: single payment, instalments, etc.
Unit of measurement
In addition, certain requirements such as the issuer's name, trade name and tax residence are now optional. However, this information can still be included if, for business reasons, the issuing company needs to enter it on the printable receipts.
As the country's first SAT authorised certification provider or PAC (Proveedor Autorizado de Certificación), EDICOM certifies many of the CFDIs issued by Mexico, stamping them with the electronic stamps required to validate the e-invoices generated by thousands of users for tax purposes.
Because of this, and in view of the changes made to electronic invoicing by the Mexican authorities, EDICOM has made the necessary changes to its e-invoice platform to guarantee EDI clients and users speedy, transparent e-invoice stamping service.
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