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e-Invoicing in Peru
CPEElectronic Payment Receipt
The electronic invoice in Peru is known as the CPE (Electronic Payment Receipt). Companies using this system must adopt certain technical requirements for issuers and recipients, such as online communication with the SUNAT (National Tax and Customs Administration). Gradual phased implementation of e-Invoicing began in January 2015, with the last group of taxpayers scheduled to join by July 2017.
Mandatory statusGradually being extended to all taxpayers.
Administrative transactions requiredRegistration process in the SOL system as an e-Invoicing issuer and selection of an Electronic Service Provider (PSE).
e-SignatureIncludes use of the Digital Certificate to sign e-invoices and, in this way, guarantee the integrity, security and non-repudiation of e-transactions. Delegated signature by the PSE chosen is also possible.
FormatThe CPE (Electronic Payment Receipt) is implemented on the basis of a UBL (Universal Business Language) format developed from XML structures.
SUNAT has regulated the figure of the OSE (Electronic Services Operator), which will be responsible for validating the e-Invoices before sending them to the SUNAT. The deadlines for mandatory use of the OSE are the following:
- 1 March 2019: Electronic issuers categorized as major national taxpayers, main contributors of the Lima Intendancy, main contributors of the regional municipalities and zonal offices or withholding agents or agents of collection of the general tax on sales as of December 31, 2018.
- Any company classed as a major taxpayer as of 1 January 2019 will have four months to migrate to the compulsory OSE model.