Legislature approves mandatory e-invoicing following pilot
El Salvador’s Parliament has agreed to mandatory electronic invoicing (Electronic Tax Documents (DTE)). This covers: invoices; delivery notes; debit and credit notes; delivery notes; settlement receipts; withholding receipts; and tax credit receipts.
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General Directorate of Internal Taxes DGII with the Treasury Department (Ministerio de Hacienda) launched an e-invoicing pilot in 2019 for around 50 large taxpayers. This has been underway since with delays in completion due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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El Salvador is copying the Chile e-invoice model, with pre-clearance by the tax authorities of invoices and future plans to introduce pre-filled VAT returns. All taxpayers must obtain a digital signatures. Draft invoices are delivered by JSON format. Taxpayers have two methods for submitting documents for an electronic signature:
- DTE invoicing, direct reporting to the tax administration; or
- DTE agent, submitting via a certified service provider
Central and South America e-invoicing
|Country||Date||Comments (click for details)|
|Argentina||2003||e-Factura Electronic Authorization Code system|
|Bolivia||Dec 2021||SFE Pre-clearance model|
|Brazil||2005||Nota Fiscal Electronic NF-e|
|Chile||2001||DTE tax invoice|
|Colombia||Nov 2020||e-invoice CUFE|
|Dominican Republic||2024||Mandatory e-invoicing phased introduction|
|Ecuador||2014||SFEP VAT e-invoicing|
|El Salvador||2022||Pre-clearance e-invoicing law passed|
|Mexico||2011||Pre-clearance e-invoice CFDI|
|Panama||2021||SFEP VAT e-invoicing with third-party agent required|
|Paraguay||2022||Marangatú, a pre-clearance e-invoice system started 1 Jan 2022|
|Peru||2010||Pre-clearance invoice; requirement for approved e-invoice agent|
|Uruguay||2019||CFE pre-clearnance e-invoicing|