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Portugal SAF-T update

  • Jun 14, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Portugal SAF-T update

Portugal has issued an update SAF-T standard.  It contains two changes:

  • The XSD schema for invoices and delivery notes
  • The Taxonomies which identify the codes with the correspondence tables to identify accounts

The Standard Audit File for Tax was introduced into Portugal in 2008, and become mandatory on a monthly basis in 2013.


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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.