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Colombia VAT e-invoices Sep 2018

  • Jun 15, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Colombia VAT e-invoices Sep 2018

From 1 September 2018, large tax payers will be required to produce electronic VAT invoices.

The Colombian tax authorities, DIAN, has already selected the companies that must produce e-invoices from September. Although some companies have been granted a postponement until December 2018.

Key requirements include:

  • Invoices will be XML-based on format set by DIAN
  • Use sequential invoice numbers pre-authorised by DIAN
  • Add a digital signature
  • Add a unique electronic invoice code
  • Include NIT numbers of consumers

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: richard.asquith@avalara.com. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.