Electronic Invoicing Becomes Mandatory for More Companies in Peru
This past August, SUNAT, Peru’s tax administration published a new regulation that designates which companies must implement electronic invoicing by next year. More than 12,000 of the country’s largest companies were affected by the regulation and will incorporate e-invoicing gradually.
The first deadline for implementing electronic invoicing is July 15, 2016. SUNAT has already published a list of 520 companies obligated to implement the system. Since July 31st of last year, these were the main national companies known for issuing tax documents and will become part of the system of companies that issue electronic tax documents.
SUNAT has also designated another 11,800 companies, which must implement e-invoicing by December 1, 2016. This phase will include the main companies known for issuing tax documents on behalf of Lima’s government, regional governments and zonal offices since July 31st of last year. This list is also available on SUNAT’s website.
Furthermore, those companies that will be issuing e-invoices will also be obligated to issue other electronic documents such as ballots of sale, and credit and debit notes. The goal is to facilitate tax compliance, streamline management, reduce costs and improve fiscal control in these operations.
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