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From January 2021, Invoices with QR code only

September 29, 2020

From January 2021, Invoices with QR code only

According to Ordinance No. 195/2020, published in the Diário da República, from January onwards, invoices will have a QR code that will facilitate their introduction into the e-Invoice program.

According to Decree-Law No. 28/2019, of 15 February:

This diploma introduces innovative aspects, such as the unique document code and the two-dimensional bar code (QR code), which aim to simplify the communication of invoices by individuals to determine the respective deductible expenses in the IRS, while simultaneously increasing , control of transactions carried out by taxable persons with a view to combating the informal economy, fraud and tax evasion.

QR code and ATCUD

As of January, all invoices will have the QR code. THE Ordinance no. 195 / 2020, published on August 13, regulates the requirements for creating the two-dimensional bar code, the well-known QR code, and the unique document code, called ATCUD.

The measure allows taxpayers who forgot to ask for an invoice with NIF, as of January, only have to point an application to read the “QR code” or enter the code in the e-fatura portal and thus the invoice enters the deductions in the IRS 

In addition to the aforementioned invoices, tax-relevant documents are included, such as: transport documents, receipts and any other documents issued that make it possible to check goods or services.

All merchants have to adapt their invoicing systems.

Samsys supports the transitional regime.

Samsys supports implementing this mandatory process on your current system.

Taxable persons, users of invoicing computer programs or other electronic means, in relation to the series they wish to keep in use, continuing their sequential numbering, must, during the month of December 2020, communicate the respective elements.

The series validation code to be assigned by the AT consists of a string of characters, with a minimum length of eight (8) characters. The ATCUD, with the format «ATCUD:CodigodeValidação-NumeroSequencial», must appear on all invoices and other tax-relevant documents issued by any of the processing means identified in article 3 of Decree-Law no. , of the 28th of February.

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From January 2021, Invoices with QR code only

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