Just a reminder: As of January 1, 2019, Italy will be obliging its companies to issue all invoices electronically and send them via the official document interchange platform “Sistema di Interscambio” (Sdl).
Are you prepared for this change? The new regulation applies to all local companies with a VAT (Value Added Tax) ID number, including the Italian subsidiaries of international enterprises as well as all suppliers and service providers registered in Italy which send invoices to Italian customers. In the future, invoices sent by means other than SdI will not be considered valid invoices – with all the consequences that fact entails.
The invoices must be transmitted in FatturaPA XML format, bearing a qualified digital signature. In addition to this, wide-ranging, country-specific requirements need to be considered with regard to archiving.
Smaller companies have the option of entering or downloading the data for a small number of invoices by means of a web portal or PEC (a government communications system similar to the German De-Mail). Larger companies, on the other hand, will not be able to get around connecting their ERP systems directly with Sdl to automatically process their invoices and any responses that may arise.
Retarus can take these connection efforts off your hands completely. Among many other benefits, our Business Integration Services cover FatturaPA conversion, the signature process as well as long-term archiving. If you are interested in finding out more, simply get in touch with your local Retarus representative. The sooner you can do this, the better – that will enable us to schedule your connection as soon as possible with our implementation department and ensure that the connection is up and running in time to meet the upcoming deadline.