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Where is your country?

Deadlines for paper or otherwise unstructured invoices (e-mail) to the public sector have been issued in many countries - and more are on their way. The reasons for this are obvious:

1. save tax payers money

2. move increasingly scarce human resources from administration to services and other productive tasks

3. kick-start e-invoicing in the economy at large and thus:

3.1. improve enterprise competiveness

3.2. fight the black and grey economy

3.3. collect VAT due - efficiently

3.4. establish innovation platform for the real time economy

The list of countries now having done this (in to-the-best-of-my-knowledge cronological order include: Denmark, Singapore, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Finland, Brazil, Greece, Mexico, Norway

Countries with partial deadlines and preparatory deadline-discussions include: Argentina (mandatory for importers in 2010), Portugal (may actually belong to the having-done-cathegory), USA (heading for 2012), Canada, Luxembourg, Russia.. The Netherlands have issued an ambition to reach 80% in 4 years and the German Procurement Office (Bundesbeschaffungsamt) has electronified its process completely. 

So where is your country? I am sure there are more good news around.


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Bo Harald

Bo Harald

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