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Poland sets deadline for mandatory B2B Electronic Invoicing

Friday 5th August, 2021

Poland has announced that it intends to make B2B electronic invoicing mandatory in 2023. The new invoicing system’s characteristics are summarised in the bill published in February by the country’s ministry of finance.

To promote the use of the new platform the Polish government has announced a 1/3 reduction in VAT return times (20 days instead of 40 or 60) for its users and has exempted its users from having to declare a JPK_FA file (Standard Audit File for Tax).

Companies will need to send all electronic invoices to the central government platform, KSeF where a digital time stamp will be applied. The platform will also issue a series of notifications that will inform users of a number assigned through the time stamp, invoice rejection, and platform down time.

The invoices can be searched in the KSeF portal and downloaded in the original format or PDF. The Portal will also double as a storage device archiving electronic tax documents for 10 years.

Implementation dates:
October 2021: Beginning of test period. Companies can volunteer to participate in system testing.
January 2022: Voluntary phase. Companies can begin electronically invoicing.
January 2023: Mandatory use of the electronic invoice.

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