Characteristics of electronic invoicing in Canada

There is currently no requirement or legislation regarding electronic invoicing in Canada. However, the Canadian government is trying to promote its use among businesses.

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA)

Mandatory

Mandatory

E-invoicing is permitted but not mandatory. However, in 2018, the government announced that all public body providers should be able to receive e-Invoices. 

Format

Format

In 2017, the government of Canada formally adopted the use of the UBL format as the national format.

Archiving

Archiving

Invoices sent in electronic format must be stored for 6 years, ensuring their integrity and authenticity.

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