Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Egypt

Egypt is currently in the process of fully adopting the electronic invoice. The mandatory compliance with the electronic invoice in Egypt is being implemented in a gradual manner based on the invoicing volume of companies.

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

Egyptian Tax Authority – ETA

Obligation

Obligation

The new invoicing system affects all companies that sell goods and services subject to taxes in Egypt. Timeline of the mass adoption of the electronic invoice in Egypt.

Format

Format

JSON or XML.

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Mandatory.

Archiving

Archiving

7 years.

Required Administrative Transactions

Required Administrative Transactions

Registry in the Egyptian electronic invoicing system.

Fiscal Control

Fiscal Control

UUID code in the invoice.

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Common questions

The new electronic invoicing system in Egypt includes the exchange of electronic invoices and credit and debit notes.

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