Paraguay Begins a Pilot Program for the New Ekuatia’I Electronic Invoicing System
Paraguay has approved the begining of a pilot program that will test the functionality of the new Fiscal document issuance system called the E-KUATIA. The Paraguayan tax authority (SET) will select the taxpayers who must participate and implement during the pilot program.
EKUATIA´I is a tool made available to taxpayers to implement a gradual and sustainable adoption of the integrated electronic invoicing system (SIFEN) which will facilitate the issuance and delivery of electronic fiscal documents.
EKUATIA´I will be available online on the SET website and on the e-Kuatia web portal. You will be able to issue the following electronic fiscal documents through EKUATIA’I :
Electronic Sales Reciepts (CVE)
- Electronic Invoice (FE).
- Self-billing invoice (AFE).
- Electronic sales ticket (BVE).
- Simple electronic sales ticket (BRE).
Complimentary Electronic Documents (DCE)
- Electronic credit note (NCE).
- Electronic debit note (NDE).
Bill of Lading (NRE)
Pre-requisites to operate in the EKUATIA´I system
To issue electronic tax documents the taxpayer must comply with the following requisites:
- Must have a Digital certificate issued by an authorized certification authority.
- Request registration as an electronic invoice issuer through the Marangatu system with your confidential user code, which will only work if you are fully compliant with your taxpayer obligations. Your RUC must also be active.
Benefits of the EKUATIA’I system
Through the EKUATIA’I system it will no longer be necessary to print documents for physical archiving. The SET will digitally store all the information in electronic tax documents.
The EKUATIA’I system will be available 14 hours a day 7 days a week.
The issuance of electronic tax documents will contribute to the transparency and traceability of economic operations and will allow for better tax management by the tax authority and taxpayers.
New electronic invoice issuers enabled
The electronic invoice in Paraguay is consolidated through the “Integrated National Invoicing System” (SIFEN) managed by the SET. The mass adoption process is currently in its “Voluntary Adoption Phase”, which began in August 2019. Recently through general resolution number 74 the payroll limit of invoice issuers has been increased for this phase.
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