Voluntary national e-invoicing network likely to go mandatory
Jordan is looking to implement mandatory electronic invoicing shortly. Its Income and Sales Tax Department has already launched a voluntary national e-invoice exchange platform based on original plans plans from the Ministry of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship (MDEE) in 2019. The e-invoicing platform tallows taxpayers to issue invoices through it if they do not have an invoicing system, or to directly link with the tax portal via API if they have an invoicing system.
Plans to move to e-invoicing from paper-based regime
Paper-based invoicing was introduced into Jordan in 2019, requiring invoices to be produced in triplicate for the tax office. E-invoicing is permitted with agreement between the customer and the supplier. But there are no rules on the IT or procedures controlling creation, issuance, access and storage.
The government should publish an implementation roadmap and technical requirements before the end of this year.
Key functionality of Jordanian e-invoice system
- Ability to verify that the Invoices data are correct through the automated verification.
- Facility to interact with seller & buyer in order to correct the e-Invoice through credit and debit notes.
- Built-in and provide data analysis solutions that can detect anomalies.
- Ability to differentiate between multiple invoices transaction.
- Ability to handle real time submission of individual invoices as well as batched submission of multiple invoices.
- Ability to generate one accumulated daily invoice for the Sellers (per branch) who has approval for such procedure.
- Ability to handle international transactions.
- Ability to verify paid tax- invoices & provide the service of refunding the (foreigners/ tourists) with paid tax.
- Optionally, system has the ability to generate or verify GST/SST returns based on the information received.