Electronic Invoices & Tax Compliance 

Tax authorities in countries across Europe are actively imposing new, strict requirements for VAT reporting. As regulations continue to evolve, businesses face the challenge of staying updated and ensuring accuracy and compliance in their tax-related activities.  

If your organization maintains subsidiaries across various countries, particularly within Europe, you need to prepare now for the upcoming implementation requirements. 

Learn how to comply with VAT regulations and implement global e-invoicing in a consistent, scalable and cost-effective manner. 


Who: B2B and B2C companies (domestic invoices); B2G (Business to Government) invoices are already in place 
CTC Platform: A mix of CTC and real-time reporting 
Supported Format(s): UBL, CII, Factur-X. UBL and CII are both based on XML. Factur-X is a hybrid format and is a combination of PDF and XML 
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Who: B2B companies 
CTC Platform: Not yet defined, however Ministry favors the French model 
Supported Format(s): 
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Who: All domestic B2G, B2B, and B2C invoices  
CTC Platform: Foreign businesses issuing Italian invoices must be registered at the Italian Revenue Agency, SDI (Sistema di Interscambio) portal, and by the buyer after they have received it. 
Supported Format(s): FacturaPA. It is an electronic invoice format that is country-specific and is only used in Italy.  


Who: All VAT registered companies, including foreign businesses with subsidiaries in Poland
CTC Platform: KSeF Portal, which stands for Krajowy System e-Faktur. This portal is used to approve and exchange B2B invoices
Supported Format(s): FA_VAT, which is an XML-based format

Voluntary phase began in 2022



Who: All businesses must use certified billing software (ERP system) to create invoices
CTC Platform: 
Supported Format(s): SAF-T (Standard Audit File for Tax format)
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Who: All companies with annual turnover of over €6 million as well as VAT business groups, companies that participate in the monthly tax refund system known as REDEME, and other businesses that voluntarily sign up   
CTC Platform: Not yet defined 
Supported Format(s): UBL, CII, EDIFACT, and FacturaE B2B 

Timing: Currently still in draft; no date for when the new rules will enter into force 



Who: All businesses must use certified billing software (ERP system) to create invoices
CTC Platform: 
Supported Format(s): SAF-T (Standard Audit File for Tax format)
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TrueCommerce Supports VAT Compliance

At TrueCommerce, we are experts in electronic commerce with more than 30 years of experience. Our EDI solution provides an efficient and accurate exchange of e-invoices, while ensuring your company meets the latest e-invoicing and tax compliance rules and regulations implemented by local authorities. 

The TrueCommerce e-invoicing solution is designed to overcome the pitfalls associated with processing paper invoices and enables you to trade electronically with your entire supplier base. By mapping invoices into your accounts payable application, you remove the need to scan or rekey invoices into your business system. 

TrueCommerce also partners with Sovos, a global provider of e-invoicing and tax reporting solutions. By combining the TrueCommerce EDI solution for quick, efficient, and accurate exchange of electronic invoices with Sovos’s expertise on the latest regulations and ability to validate companies’ e-invoices with the local tax authorities in more than 60 countries, you receive a best-in-class EDI and e-invoicing solution with full VAT compliance. 

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Checklist: Are you prepared for compliant e-invoicing? 

If your answer is “No” or “Not sure” to any of the below questions, you will most likely benefit from a review of your current e-invoicing setup.

Are you aware of the latest CTC e-invoicing rules in the countries with VAT or similar laws in which you operate?

Are you confident that you are currently complying with the e-invoicing rules in all the jurisdictions that your business has VAT liability?

Have you given much consideration to the impact of new CTC mandates on your current billing and reporting processes?

Do you regularly review your source systems from which e-invoicing and e-reporting data needs to be extracted as CTC mandates continue to evolve?

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