Poland ha announced that it will make B2B electronic electronic invoicing mandatory in 2023, after a voluntary phase beginning at the end of 2021.
The characteristics of the new invoicing system have been published in the legal project published in February by the Ministry of Finance.
The government wants to advance the digitalization of the tax system and reap the rewards that other countries in the European Union are already experiencing through the implementation of an electronic invoicing system. An example of this is Italy, where the B2B electronic invoice has been mandatory since 2019. In fact, the new electronic tax and invoicing system is very similar to the Italian one, where all invoices must be declared through a central platform called the National Electronic Invoicing System –KseF similar to the Italian SDI.
To promote the use of the new platform the government has announced a 1/3 reduction in VAT return times (20 days instead of 40 or 60) for its users and has exempted its users from having to declare the JPK_FA file.
Still not ratified by the council of ministers, below we will detail the most relevant characteristics about the new Polish electronic invoicing system.
National Electronic Invoicing System -KSeF
The KSef is a central government platform for the issuance and reception of electronic invoices. Companise must senda ll electronic invoices to the KSeF, where a digital time stamp will be applied. The platform will also issue a series of notifications that will inform users of a number assigned through the time stamp, invoice rejection, or the inability to issue invoices because the KSeF platform is down.
The invoices can be searched in the KSeF portal and downloaded in the original format or PDF. The Portal will also double as a storage device archiving electronic tax documents for 10 years.
KSeF Implementation Timeline
- October 2021, voluntary phase begins.
- 2023, Mandatory phase begins.
Who is impacted by this measure?
All taxpayers who pay VAT
The electronic invoices that will be issued to and managed by the KSeF will be in a structured electronic format. Structured electronic invoices will coexist with paper invoices and any other electronic invoices that already exist in the Polish market.
Benefits of the B2B electronic invoice in Poland
These are some of the advantages that the government expects to see with the mass implementation of the B2B invoice.
- Improve the business environment by providing faster and easier access to documents.
- More security in and around commercial transactions thanks to the standardization of the invoice format.
- Human error reduction because of the automation of manual accounting processes.
- Optimization of tax controls.
- Increased tax collection.
EDICOM offers a complete solution for companies established in Poland. EDICOM’s e-invoicing and VAT compliance solutions enable the automation of all B2B and B2G invoicing and tax document declaration processes. The solution can be fully integrated with any ERP, facilitating the generation and issuance of electronic invoices to the KSeF platform, as well as the electronic invoices issued to the Polish Public administration through the PeF central government platform, in compliance with the technical and legal requisites imposed by the Ministry of Finance.
EDICOM’s is also able to automate the issuance of SAF-T files to declare accounting data. EDICOM’s all in one solution will help reduce VAT return times, reduce management costs, and guarantees maximal security and confidentiality.
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