Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Paraguay

Paraguay began the implementation of the electronic invoice system (SIFEN) also known as the E-KUATIA in 2017. The implementation is being performed on a gradual basis and will be adopted massively as the pilot plan in Decree NoN7795 progresses.

All companies that would like to begin electronically invoicing and have not been obligated can volunteer and register with the SIFEN since September 2019 according to Resolution 23/2019.  

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

Subsecretaría de Estado de Tributación (SET).

Obligation

Obligation

All companies that would like to begin electronically invoice can register with the SIFEN. Currently only those obligated by the compliance timeline must electronically invoice. 

Fiscal Control

Fiscal Control

  • Post-validation: must send the electronic document to the SET within 72 hours of issuance.
  • Pre-validation: With the SET’s validation before sending to the recipient. It must contain a unique control code (CDC) used to validate the documents authenticity and to generate the necessary QR code for the KuDE format.
Format

Format

The transmission of data to the SET is performed through a regulated XML called the electronic document and the electronic tax document depending on whether it has been pre or post validated. 

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Must be digitally signed with a certificate issued by an authorized entity. 

Administrative Procedures

Administrative Procedures

The company must be registered in the SIFEN system and pass a certification process. 

 

Print format

Print format

The print format is called the KUDE.

Archiving

Archiving

Mandatory for issuers and recipients for 5 years.

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Common questions

A DE, or electronic document is generated by an issuer authorized the Paraguayan tax authority (SET). Examples of a DE include electronic credit notes, electronic debit notes, electronic self-invoice, electronic waybill and other electronic documents. 

A DTE is a DE that has passed all the validations established by the SET and have been reported to the SIFEN, making them official tax documents that can be used as legal evidence for tax, commercial, accounting, and judicial purposes. 

  • Factura electrónica – Electronic invoice
  • Factura electrónica de exportación – Electronic export invoice
  • Factura electrónica de importación – Electronic import invoice
  • Auto factura electrónica – Electronic self-invoice
  • Nota de crédito electrónica – Electronic credit note
  • Nota de débito electrónica – Electronic debit note
  • Nota de remisión electrónica – Electronic waybill 

Implementation of e-Invoicing around the world

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