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Portugal delays VAT invoice software on foreign taxpayers to 2021

  • Oct 26, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Portugal has again postponed the requirement for non-resident VAT registered businesses to produce VAT invoices on approved software packages. The new deadline is January 2021. It had previously been 1 January 2020.

The Portuguese Tax and Customs Authority will also make available a free software package for producing compliant invoices. These will be able to stamp invoices with a new QR code, which details invoice information for electronic scanning.

For resident taxpayers, the threshold for complying with the new mandatory e-invoicing rules and digital records rules has been lowered from €75,000 to €50,000. They come into force on 1 January 2020.


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 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.
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