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Turkey imposes QR Code requirement for VAT e-invoices

From 1 September 2023, e-fatura invoices must include QR Codes

The Turkish Revenue Authority is to require taxpayers to include Quick Response Codes (QR Codes) on the following tax documents:

  • E-factura invoices for B2B and B2G transactions (Turkish e-invoices)
  • E-arsiv for all B2C transactions, plus any B2B transactions where the customer is below the e-invoice registration threshold.
  • e-Delivery Notes which report physical movements of

The QR Code requirement comes into effect from 1 September 2023.

QR Codes, invented in 1994, are two-dimensional barcodes. Developed to help identify parts for the automotive industry, they are now becoming popular requirements on invoices, receipts and customs documentation. They contain a light scanner readable URL link back to the original invoice details in the issuer’s accounting or invoicing system.

Turkey will be joining countries including:

  • India as part of 2020/21 e-invoice roll out
  • Portugal full introduction by January 2022
  • Spain potential new e-invoicing requirements 2024
  • Greece with myDATA e-invoice and e-ledger implementations
  • Mexico required for receipts

Our VAT Advisor automatically provides linked QR Codes on your invoices so you are compliant today in countries like Portugal, Greece, India and then many more as governments upgrade to e-invoicing; and our VAT Calculator will produce all the required data for their preparation.


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