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Costa Rican Chinchilla mandates e-invoicing for professional services

To cut down on tax evasion, doctors, lawyers, accountants, engineers, dentists, and other professionals have to issue electronic invoices later this year. Especially these job types are addressed, because they show the highest rates of tax evasion. It is one of the measures announced by the Costa Rican president Laura Chinchilla (#nokidding).

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FACTURA-e: Electronic invoicing with the Spanish public administration.

August 2, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Government

With Directive 2001/115/EC each of the European member states has adopted (they had to) different approaches to set out a legislative framework for e-invoicing. Including Spain, which has been characterised in recent years by discrepancies in the requirements for electronic invoicing between the public and private sectors. So, what is deal here? Let’s take a look what’s going in Spain.

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What is the deal with EDI and digital signatures after EU liberalisation?

July 24, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Government, Legal

HMRC released a technical note that explains the proposed upcoming modifications to the existing UK VAT invoicing rules. The note reflects the changes introduced by the EU Council Directive 2010/45/EU in the EU. However, GXS's Nigel Taylor ended up with more questions than answers after reading the note...

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US kicks-off with e-billing: countdown timer and online payment platform

US kicks-off with e-billing: countdown timer and online payment platform

Why wait for 2020 like Europe if you can have it in place by 1 March 2013? It is clear that the American countries are setting the pace for e-invoicing and e-invoicing adoption. On 1 March this year the Treasurer of the United States, Rosie Rios, started an official countdown clock, marking one year until the March 1, 2013 deadline when ALL federal benefit recipients must receive their Social Security and other federal benefit payments electronically.

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EC Sets another e-procurement example: PEPPOL and e-Prior available as open source

e-Procurement should become the rule, not the exception. That's why the European Parliament and the Council are considering a reform bill that should make e-Procurement the standard, throughout the EU, by mid-2016. And to set an example it is making its software for electronic procurement available as open source. This includes Open e-Prior and Open Peppol.

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An overview of 56 Government E-invoicing initiatives. Anything missing here? [UPDATE]

Paul Turner provided us with an overview of 56 B2G or Government E-invoicing initiatives. Some of the countries already mandated B2G e-invoicing. Others haven’t. Please take a look at the impressive list (in alphabetical order) and let us know if you thinks something is missing or wrong:

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London Borough of Camden uses RBS’s Accounts Payable e-Invoicing service to the max

As part of a project to streamline purchase to pay operations, the London Borough of Camden is using RBS’s Accounts Payable e-Invoicing service. 90 per cent of the 4,300 suppliers got on-board, creating a ROI of below twelve months

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8 top quoted reasons for mandating Goverment E-invoicing

Why does a government mandated (or promote) E-invoicing? Paul Turner from Basware attempted to summarize the key reasons quoted by the various governments for mandating (or encouraging) electronic invoicing. Read more

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Mexico: 9 top tips to make your ERP system CFDI proof

The most overlooked effort in any Mexico e-Invoicing project is the ERP configuration work based on the CFDI requirements. Underneath is a list of [10] things you should take a look when starting with e-invoicing in, towards and from Mexico.

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Almost all Polish Banks have implemented Invoobill

Poland is clearly taking its responsibility to support the European Commission’s aim to make e-invoicing commonplace by 2020. A few weeks ago we mentioned the Polish E-invoicing Alliance. This time InvooBill gets featured: a loal Polish e-invoicing system created by the national Polish clearinghouse, Krajowa Iza Rozliczeniowa (KIR).

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