The Budget Law 2018 (the ‘Budget Law’) was published in the Official Gazette on 29 December 2017 and came into force on 1 January 2018. With this law, many new VAT measures have been announced…
Italy FatturaPA Solution From S4FN
The Budget Law 2018 (the ‘Budget Law’) was published in the Official Gazette on 29 December 2017 and came into force on 1 January 2018. With this law, many new VAT measures have been announced. One of them is an E-Invoicing extension. As of the 1st of January 2019, e-invoicing will become mandatory for all supplies of goods and services between parties established or VAT-registered in Italy. This is true for both B2B and B2C (if the customer expressly requests an invoice) companies.
E-invoices will have to be issued:
— through the ‘Sistema di Intercambio’ system (‘SdI’), which is the platform currently used to transmit e-invoices to public bodies and which will allow the Italian Revenue Agency to automatically collect details of e-invoices;
— in the ‘Fattura PA’ format(3), which is the only one currently admitted, although different formats based on European standards might be allowed in the future if introduced by decree. Should e-invoices not comply with the above conditions, they will be treated as not having been issued and the (heavy) penalties imposed by article 6 of Legislative Decree no. 471/1997 will apply.
SAP Solution from S4FN
S4FN has both cloud-integrated and E2E solutions for FatturaPA Italy e-invoicing.
The below example illustrates the transfer of an invoice to FatturaPA using Web Service via S4FN. Invoices are automatically created in the ERP system and sent to the SdI system using SAP communication objects. This can be done with any SOAP protocol which the SdI web service accepts. The invoices are also converted to XML format which is FatturaPA. S4FN extracts invoices from SAP maps them to the FatturaPA format and then transfers them using the Web Service via SdI.
The SdI Web Service sends a response back, which can be a rejection or acceptance. A rejection response is sent when, for example, the data in the invoice was incomplete or the wrong recipient ID was entered. If the SdI sends an acceptance response back, this means that the invoice was received correctly from a technical point of view. This doesn’t mean yet, that the customer accepted or processed it. Another message is sent back when the customer receives the invoice. When accepted the SdI returns a SdI ID to follow the invoice through the SdI system.
The SdI service then forwards the invoice to the customer. As soon as the invoice has been received by the customer, a positive acknowledgement is returned to the SAP. If after 15 days the invoice has not been received by the recipient, the SdI service sends an expiration note automatically. Upon receiving this note, the invoice should be sent to the customer through any other medium.
S4FN upon reception updates the status of the invoices in SAP and in the S4FN Invoice Monitor, allowing the user to follow the reception and processing status of the invoice.
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