e-Tax Compliance, LATAM e-Invoicing, European e-Invoicing

COVID-19: Primary Changes to eVAT and e-Invoicing Compliance

COVID-19 Changes eVAT and e-Invoicing Compliance

In light of the current health crisis caused by COVID-19, dates set by governments to implement eVAT compliance and e-invoicing projects have been changed to adapt to the new circumstances.

Below is a summary of the most significant changes announced in the last few days.



The Italian tax authority, Agenzia delle Entrate, has officially postponed the date on which business may begin using the updated electronic invoice from 4th May until 1st October. The date by which the updated version must be used has also been moved to 31st December 2020.


The Portuguese government has published a decree (Decree-Law no. 4-A/2020 of 7th April) stipulating new deadlines for the suppliers of public entities to adopt e-invoicing. The dates are as follows:

  • The date for large enterprises has been changed from 1st April to 31st December 2020.
  • The date for small- and medium-sized enterprises has been moved from 31st December 2020 to 30th June 2021.
  • Micro-enterprises will have an additional year to prepare and must switch to e-invoicing by 31st December 2021.


The Hungarian tax authority (the National Tax and Customs Administration, or NAV), announced on its website that the obligation to use XML version 2.0 to report RTIR e-invoices has been changed from 1st April to 1st July.


The Polish Ministry of Finance has decided to delay the requirement for SAF-T format JPK_VAT from 1st April to 1st July. The announcement was made on its website http://ow.ly/fUGd50z25O8.


The British tax authority, HMRC, has decided to postpone completion of the soft landing phase of the Making Tax Digital system for digital tax returns by one year. As of April 2021, all businesses must issue the 9-box VAT return electronically.


The Biscay tax authority has decided to postpone implementation of TICKETBai, the new e-invoicing system proposed by the three regional tax authorities (Gipuzkoa, Biscay and Álava) and the Basque government to control tax fraud, for one year. This means TICKETBai will be obligatory as of January 2022 instead of next year. Voluntary adherence, initially set for 1st July 2020, has also been postponed by three months, to 1st October 2020.



The Argentine Federal Administration of Public Revenue (Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos, or AFIP) has again delayed Resolution 4540/2019 stipulating new conditions for the issuance of credit and/or debit notes from 1st May to 1st July 2020. This was published in Resolution 4701/2020.

EDICOM offers a 2020 e-invoicing and VAT compliance calendar that’s kept up to date on the latest developments by our experts, so you’ll know at a glance what obligations are applicable each month, anywhere in the world.

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