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Indonesia updates its VAT invoice requirements

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  • 17 April 2013 | Richard Asquith

Indonesia updates its VAT invoice requirements

From the start of this month, all VAT registered business will be required to start using the new standard VAT invoice reference numbers, issued by the tax authorities (DGT).

Companies must apply for registration with the new invoice issuing number online system, and obtain and activation code.  This will enable it to go online a obtain sequential numbers for its sales invoices.  The sales invoices are made up of the following:

  • 2 digit transaction code
  • 1 digit status code
  • 13 digits unique sales invoice number

Allocated numbers must be used within three months of being issued, and before the calendar year end.


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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.