Uruguay DGI issues new timetable for e-Invoicing rollout
Uruguay’s Directorate General of Taxes (DGI) recently published Resolution Nº 3012/2015, requiring taxpayers to sign up to the new electronic invoicing regime progressively. The new schedule provides for a total of 8 groups, classified by their level of recorded sales, which must switch over to using the Electronic Tax Receipt (CFE) between 2016 and 2019.
Next year there will be two waves of migration to this system. The first is due to take place by June 1. In this case, the move affects companies with a turnover above 30,000,000 indexed units (UI). The second group will have to implement CFE by December 1st as the deadline. This second term is mandatory for taxpayers with sales revenue in 2015 of over 15,000,000 IU.
As of 2017, the deadlines set by the DGI for starting to use CFE are as follows:
Sales at year end prior to deadline date
More than 7.000.000 UI : June 1m 2017
More than 4.000.000 UI: December 1, 2017
More than 2.500.000 UI: June 1, 2018
More than 1.500.000 UI: December 1, 2018
More than 750.000 UI: June 1, 2019
More than 305.000 UI: December 1, 2019
In recent years, e-invoicing has been growing apace in Uruguay. Since 2013, thousands of companies have taken up this system in order to streamline tax formalities, enhance security, boost productivity and cut economic costs. By using the CFE, spending on paper, printing, postal mail and physical storage is drastically reduced.
Additionally, in the public scope, the widespread use of the electronic tax documentation scheme not only modernizes and streamlines operations, but also enhances the drive against tax evasion. Digitized information allows standardized, wide-ranging and automatic controls, with a simple data exchange. Thanks to this, since 2003 the DGI has boosted its revenue by 70%.
How to implement the Electronic Tax Invoice?
EDICOM has developed an international e-billing platform adapted to the requirements laid down by more than 60 countries worldwide, including Uruguay. Through this solution, which is integrated into the company's ERP or regular business management system, it is possible to create, send, declare and store CFEs automatically. This cuts down the time spent on tax returns, the number of mistakes and, most of all, the economic outlay.