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USA - E-Invoicing Market Pilot Update

  • May 11, 2022 | Alex Baulf

USA - E-Invoicing Market Pilot Update

Avalara attended the Business Payments Coalition (BPC) Workshop in Miami on May 9, 2022. 

By way of background, the E-invoice Exchange Market Pilot will build and test a virtual network that will enable US businesses to exchange e-invoices with one another through the establishment of a secure, open e-invoice delivery framework between providers. Under the pilot, there will be three waves of Access Point development and delivery, with the intent that each wave will build upon the success of previous ones - each trying to incorporate the learnings of those that came before. The pilot will run through year-end 2022 to establish an operational B2B invoice exchange framework for the U.S. market in 2023. 

Key Takeaways

At the BPC Workshop, Chris Welsh (Chair, Market Pilot) provided an update and summary of the achievements and status of the Market Pilot.

  • There are 78 organisations participating in the Market Pilot, representing a diverse set of service providers and corporates, including:
    • Financial institutions
    • B2B networks
    • Consultants
    • Billing service providers
    • AP/AR providers
    • Bank processors
    • Business end users
    • Industry organizations
  • Technical specifications across Delivery, Directory Services and Data have been issued by the Technical Committee

  • The first wave of network access points has been implemented. This is a major milestone that has been achieved. The 20 participants in the first wave are successfully connecting and beginning to exchange e-invoices utilising the BPC specifications. This will be expanded in the second and third waves with more participants being added.

  • The timelines for the Market Pilot Waves are:

Wave

Wave 1

Wave 2

Wave 3

Dates

April 1 - June 30

July 1 - Sep 30

Oct 1 - Dec 31

Participants

20

28

31

Avalara is a participant in the Market Pilot. While there are currently no clear e-invoicing mandates either at a state or federal level in the US, companies with a global footprint or doing business internationally are increasingly needing to monitor changing e-invoicing rules and mandates and develop their own e-invoicing strategy and roadmap.

Get in touch now and speak to one of our indirect tax experts to see how Avalara can assist with sales tax. 

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Alex Baulf as Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax, Avalara
Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax
Alex Baulf
Alex Baulf as Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax, Avalara
Senior Director, Global Indirect Tax Alex Baulf
Alex leads on global indirect tax at Avalara, leading on engagement with policy and business leaders to develop a tax and compliance environment that will streamline and accelerate commerce for the overall growth of the economy. With over 16 years experience in global VAT and GST and international indirect tax consultancy, Alex has specialised in analysing changing VAT requirements and advising on impact assessment and change management across processes, data and technology.
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