e-Invoicing in Argentina

e-Invoicing argentina

CAEElectronic Authorization Code

The origins of the electronic invoice in Argentina begin in 2009, but the massification of the electronic invoice did not begin until 2015 with General Resolution 3749. Currently, General Resolution 4290 makes the electronic invoice mandatory for all companies including “Monotributista” or freelancers.

Tax authority: 

AFIP - Federal Public Revenue Administration.

Mandatory status

Since April 2019 the electronic invoice has been mandatory for all companies including freelancers, who can opt for issuing invoices electronically and not use tax controllers.

Administrative transactions required

Companies must request the CAE (Código de Autorización Electrónico) from the AFIP.


Not mandatory, although the user must authenticate through the webservices through a digital certificate.

Print format

It must include a bar code and a QR code, enabling the invoice to be scanned by a standard phone camera or tablet with internet access to access to the invoice information.

Fiscal control

A CAE (Electronic Authorization Code) must be inserted in the invoice, which is obtained after forwarding the XML document to the AFIP.


There is no set format. The issuer creates the document in the format agreed with the client, but must send the invoice issued in XML format using WebServices to the AFIP.


Mandatory for issuers and recipients for a period of 10 years.

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