Continuous Transaction Control (CTC) e-invoicing to follow other EU states
Latvia is proposing to introduce B2B electronic invoices by January 2025. This was proposed by the Ministry of Finance, and reviewed by the Council of Ministers this week.
Under the EU invoicing rules, Latvian public and government institutions must accept Business-to-Government electronic invoices. This is based on the PEPPOL standard – European Electronic Documents and e-Invoicing Network. Voluntary e-invoicing for B2B transactions is available via a number of routes today in Latvia:
- Via the government’s ePakalpojumi platform
- The capital’s authorities in Riga has an e-service option
- The public authorities’ own e-address
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Latvia joins European dash for transaction-based VAT reporting
Latvia will join Italy’s SdI pre-clearance model, which Belgium, Bulgaria and France are rolling out in the forth coming 24 months. Whilst others have opted for post-issuance live invoice reporting, including Hungary, some like Spain e-invoicing proposal show a switch to the model used across South America and Asia.
EU VAT in the Digital Age reforms include a channel for harmonised Digital Reporting Requirements (DRR) and Continuous Transaction Controls (CTC) by EU states. This grew from the 2020 Tax Package proposals for a fairer and more efficient EU tax regime.
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PEPPOL – EU standard for einvoicing going global
(Pan-European Public Procurement Online) is a set of specifications maintained by the OpenPEPPOL non-profit organisation with the aim of standardizing cross-border, electronically supported procurement procedures. PEPPOL is managed by the OpenPEPPOL Association. It features, among other things, electronic invoicing. In addition to specifications PEPPOL consists of a delivery network. It started off as a development project with the same name under the European union Competitiveness and Innovation Programme from May 2008 to August 2012.