Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Argentina

The origins of the electronic invoice in Argentina begin in 2009, but the massification of the electronic invoice did not begin until 2015 with General Resolution 3749. Currently, General Resolution 4290 makes the electronic invoice mandatory for all companies including “Monotributista” or freelancers. 

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

AFIP - Administración Federal de Ingresos Públicos

Obligation

Obligation

Since April 2019 the electronic invoice has been mandatory for all companies including freelancers, who can opt for issuing invoices electronically and not use tax controllers.

Required Administrative Transactions

Required Administrative Transactions

Companies must request the CAE  (Código de Autorización Electrónico) from the AFIP.

 

Invoice Format

Invoice Format

There is no defined format. The issuer must generate the document in the format accorded with the client. However, the invoice must be sent to the AFIP in XML format through webservices. 

Digital signature

Digital signature

Not mandatory, although the user must authenticate through the webservices through a digital certificate.

Fiscal Control

Fiscal Control

A CAE code must be included in the invoice, it is obtained through the delivery of the XML document to the AFIP.

Print Format

Print Format

It must include a bar code and a QR code, enabling the invoice to be scanned by a standard phone camera or tablet with internet access to access to the invoice information.

Archiving

Archiving

Mandatory for issuers and recipients for a period of 10 years.

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