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

July 24, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Government, Legal  |  3 Comments

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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E-invoicing in Brazil: NF-e, NFS-e and CT-e?!

July 16, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Latin America, Legal  |  Comments Off

The defined electronic standard that all companies must adhere to closely in Brazil is called the “Nota Fiscal Eletrônica”. But mind, this NF-e applies to goods only. The Electronic Invoice for Services (NFS-e) and Transportation Invoice or CT-e (Conhecimento de Transporte) are also part of the Brazilian system. That’s three in total. Time for some splainin’.

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Another Datacert white paper: e-billing in Europe and the impact of VAT

July 11, 2012  |  Europe, Legal, Publications  |  Comments Off

Corporate legal departments outside the EU find themselves challenged to keep track of all the requirements and regulations within all the different European borders. You can stop worrying, because this Datacert white paper provides an overview of the value added tax (VAT) systems and legal requirements in the EU.

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Warning! EU and Latin American e-invoicing are not the same thing!

Latin American governments do not take things lightly. They want to be on top of what is going on, and e-invoicing is no exception. The European approach is quite different and this is something to keep in mind when dealing with the Latin American e-invoicing process. Here is a top 5 of differences you need to understand.

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The E-invoicing Checklist: content tax requirements [part 5]

July 5, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Legal, Publications  |  Comments Off

In this fifth part of our series on the E-invoicing Checklist we will take a look at what information must be part of an invoice. If you issue an invoice to your customer, you will need to make sure that your invoice meets the legal requirements. You can get in trouble during a tax audit if it doesn't. And you don’t want that, do you?

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Call for application: Members for the EU VAT Expert Group

July 3, 2012  |  Europe, Featured Articles, Legal  |  Comments Off

On 26 June 2012 the EU Commission adopted a Decision to set up a group of experts on value added tax, called: the VAT Expert Group. On 28 June 2012, a call for applications for the selection of the members of the VAT Expert Group was published. The VAT Expert Group assists and advises the European Commission on VAT matters, including aspects concerning e-invoicing.

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Two Datacert white papers: EU (e-)billing rules and regulations

July 2, 2012  |  Legal, Publications  |  Comments Off

The first Datacert white paper provides an overview of worldwide data privacy laws and discusses implications for global legal departments. The second offers practical advice for implementing legal e-billing in the EU.

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EC says: E-invoicing one of the priority measures for the EU Internal Market

July 2, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Europe, Featured Articles, Legal  |  Comments Off

EU Commissioner Michel Barnier lifted a corner of the veil on what he calls “act two” of the priority measures of the Single Market Act. Speaking at the European Parliament, last 21 June, Michel Barnier said that electronic invoicing would be one of the priority measures for deepening the EU Internal Market.

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AFIP compliance with Invoiceware’s on demand service for SAP ERP

June 27, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Latin America, Legal  |  Comments Off

Having to deal with Latin American e-invoicing still is an awkward predicament. Invoiceware International has released a new version of their compliance service for SAP ERP users. At least they don’t need to about being rapped on the knuckles by Argentina’s Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos (AFIP) anymore.

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

June 25, 2012  |  Electronic Invoicing, Government, Legal, North America  |  Comments Off

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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