Characteristics of the electronic invoicing system in Uruguay

Electronic invoices in Uruguay are called CFEs. The Tax authority DGI manges the issuance, reception and archiving processes of these documents. The DGI implemented a phased compliance timeline beginning in 2016 and ending in 2019. 

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

DGI - Dirección General Impositiva.

Obligation

Obligation

Mandatory for taxpayers.

Administrative procedures

Administrative procedures

The issuer must register and pass a certification process managed by the DGI.

Format

Format

The Comprobante Fiscal Electronico (CFE) is a structured document in XML format defined by the DGI. 

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Advanced digital signatures are mandatory.

Fiscal Control

Fiscal Control

The taxpayer manages various CAE folios to number electronic invoices and declare them to the DGI. Once the DGI accepts them the invoice can delivered to the recipient. 

Print format

Print format

Regulated format using a digital seal represented un a QR code with tax information enabling the invoice to be verified. 

Archiving

Archiving

Mandatory for issuers and recipients for 5 years. 

Sale and purchase summary

Sale and purchase summary

The taxpayer must manage a daily account of issued and received CFEs, called the CFE book. 

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