Changes for Uruguay’s electronic invoice

Changes for Uruguay’s electronic invoice

11/12/2018

In Uruguay, the electronic invoice is known as the Electronic Tax Receipt (CFE). It adopts improvements and changes in its XML schema defined by the DGI.

In the latest version, these are the most notable changes:

  • The Means of Payment node becomes conditional and therefore it is mandatory in certain cases. It was optional before. In particular, it is mandatory if documents are issued in the form of cash payments and the total amount is >= 40000 UI.
  • A new field “Indicator of payments on behalf of third parties” has been added.
  • A new “self-collection indicator” field has been added.
  • Some mandatory fields have been added to the printed representation.

Characteristics of Uruguay’s electronic invoice

After a phased period of adopting the electronic invoice, Uruguay will reach 100% of the taxpayers that must use this system in 2019.

The CFE is mandatory for both issuance and receipt and it is mandatory to include an advanced electronic signature to sign these invoices.

The issuer must pass administrative registration and the DGI’s certification process after which it may adhere to the CFE’s issuance system. The taxpayer manages different CAEs (Certificate of Emission Authorization) to number their invoices and declare them to the DGI. After the DGI confirms the invoice’s receipt, it can be sent.

How can you manage the issuance and reception of your electronic tax receipts?

The taxpayers authorized by the DGI must contract the services of a certified electronic invoice provider to begin issuing CFEs.

EDICOM’s International Electronic Invoice platform is adapted to the particularities of the Uruguayan system allowing for CFEs to be issued in a transparent and legal manner.

On one hand as far as issuance, the platform is integrated with the internal issuer’s management system, automating the processes for issuing, sending, storing, and declaring invoices to the DGI (tax authority). EDICOM’s solution automatically integrates the CAE into each document and sends it to the DGI. When the DGI returns the validated document, EDICOM is responsible for routing it to the corresponding receiver. 

On the other hand, regarding the reception of documents, integrating with an ERP system is equally relevant for taxpayers since it allows them to optimize and make their internal processes more efficient. When EDICOM receives an invoice, it validates it before incorporating it into a client’s ERP system in case it has a syntactic error or it does not contain the purchase order number, etc. When a CFE is correct, EDICOM’s solution will automatically integrate it into the customer’s management system.

New LATAM models for electronic invoicing in 2019

Latin American countries like Guatemala, Panama and Paraguay are developing their electronic invoice models. These countries are following in the footsteps of countries like Mexico, Brazil and Chile.

Check out the new changes coming in 2019.

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