Portugal mandates use of certified electronic invoicing software

img banner saft einvoice 150x150 Portugal mandates use of certified electronic invoicing softwareOn November 22, 2013, the Portugese Ministry of Finance published Ordinance Nº 340/2013. The ordinance includes modifications to the certification process for electronic billing software and solutions.

As of now all e-invoicing software must be audited and certified by the Portugese Tax Authority: the Direcção Geral de Contribuições e Impostos (the DGCI). That said, all proprietary software will no longer be considered valid without proper certification. Even if it follows the XML file construction criteria with inclusion of the mandatory fields proposed by the tax authorities!

Which business are affected by Ordinance 340/2013?

  • Companies doing business under a Portuguese trade name.
  • Companies using their own electronic invoicing programs for accounting and tax purposes.
  • Companies whose annual turnover is over €100,000.

Edicom Saft-PT: The certified solution

EDICOM’s solution for electronic invoice issuing in Portugal has been audited and certified by the DGCI, the Portuguese Tax Authority according to the requirements of Ordinance Nº 363/2010 and 340/2013, which lay down the certification requirements for billing software.

Additionally, their SAFT-PT solution includes Value Added Services that make it a comprehensive billing platform that supports the entire process of issuing electronic documents (creation, sending and safekeeping).

  • Web Service Connector: Automates online declaration of electronic invoices to the Portuguese tax authorities.
  • File Validator: Automatic validation model that ensures compliance with the specifications required by the Tax Authority.

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