Thursday 20th July, 2023
The Portuguese government has been working on introducing mandatory B2G (Business-to-Government) electronic invoicing, alongside its obligations for the digitisation of VAT compliance.
This aligns with the European Union’s efforts towards harmonising the adoption of e-invoicing in public procurement, Directive 2014/55/EU.
Along with other state members, Portugal has taken a step forward by making the issuance of electronic invoices mandatory for suppliers of the Public Administration. The Portuguese mandate, known as 'Electronic Invoicing to the Public Administration', was introduced to streamline invoicing processes and improve efficiency in transactions between businesses and the public sector.
B2G e-invoicing in Portugal
In Portugal, Law Decree 111-B/2017 and subsequent amendments established the beginning of the obligation to issue, receive and process electronic invoices in public procurement. According to a blog piece from SOVOS.