Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Uganda

Since January 1st 2021 all companies including public ones must issue electronic invoices through the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing System (EFRIS) to report issued invoices and POS tickets electronically to the URA.

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

Uganda Revenue Authority – URA.

Obligation

Obligation

The electronic invoice and tickets are mandatory in the B2B, B2C and B2G sphere.

Format

Format

 XML format.

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Mandatory.

Print Format

Print Format

The PDF or printed format must include a QR code. 

Required Administrative Transactions

Required Administrative Transactions

Issuers must be registered in the EFRIS system.

Fiscal Control

Fiscal Control

For invoices to be considered valid they must include a unique identification code called the USSD issued by the Tax Authority. 

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Implementation of e-Invoicing around the world

The technical and legal requirements for e-Invoicing are different in each country. If you want to know the details and tax obligations of any particular country, just click on the map or choose a country from the dropdown list.