Spain’s mandatory B2B e-invoicing announcement

03/10/2022

The Spanish government has recently announced their mandatory business-to-business electronic invoicing plan.

Just like many European countries, Spain is mandating electronic invoicing for more transparency and visibility over business invoices sent and received.

To learn more about the relationship between electronic invoicing and government compliance, take a look at our introductory E-invoicing and Tax Compliance blog.

 

The Spanish government’s most recent announcement

On the 29th of September 2022, the Spanish project “Crea y Crece” (Creation and Growth) was officially published in Boletín Oficial del Estado (Official State Gazette). The official publication details how business-to-business (B2B) electronic invoicing in Spain will soon become a reality for many businesses.

According to law 18/2022 from the 28th of September, all businesses must have the ability to create, send and receive electronic invoices (e-invoices). Each business must have a solution in place and be able to provide the Spanish government particular information on each invoice’s status.

Additionally, the law is setting up the technical requirements, solutions and platforms that will guarantee e-invoicing interoperability with other solutions on the market.

 

Expected timelines and the businesses involved

Just like many countries implementing mandatory e-invoicing, Spain will be implementing business mandates via a staged approach.

Although the exact dates are yet to be confirmed, the following dates are the current expected timelines:

  • Q4 2023 (one year after the regulatory development is approved) - For any business with an annual turnover exceeding €8 million.
  • Q4 2024 (two years after the regulatory development is approved) - For all remaining businesses.

 

Spain’s current e-invoicing requirements

In Spain, mandatory e-invoicing is applicable for business-to-government (B2G) invoices exceeding €5,000. Such mandates will remain in place pending the regulatory approval.

As B2G mandates already involve many Spanish businesses, the new, upcoming, regulations will not cause a major disruption for those businesses who are already accustomed to e-invoicing practices.

 

E-invoicing solutions for Spanish businesses

At Unifiedpost Group, we pride ourselves in our e-invoicing, tax complaint solutions.

Our inbound (Collect) and outbound (Channel) solutions are readily available for Spanish businesses to create, send and receive electronic formats in any format, via any channel. With us, connect to over 60 global government platforms and over 100 interoperability networks. Benefit from value-added-services such as electronic payments, digital signatures and automated workflows.

Explore our solutions today and unlock the way to compliance with the upcoming regulations.