eInvoicing: Upgrade to EAS and VATEX – Submit by 31 May 2019 for inclusion in next release
On 15 June 2019, the European Commission will publish updated versions of the EAS and VATEX code lists. Requests for change may be submitted at any time. Requests for change made by 31 May 2019 will be included in the 15 June 2019 update. Requests received after the deadline will be processed for next versions later this year.
The European standard on eInvoicing defines the business term "VAT exemption reason code", which allows sellers to state in a coded way the VAT exemption reason, in order to support automation of VAT processing and reporting. The VAT EXemption reason code list — VATEX contains the codes that are allowed in the EN 16931. The European standard also defines the business term "Electronic Address" to support the identification of sending an receiving parties in electronic addresses when exchanging eInvoices through transmission networks. The identifiers used in the an electronic address can be from any identification scheme. The Electronic Address Scheme code list - EAS contains a list of the identification schemes that can be used in the eInvoicing standard.
Requests for Change should be submitted through the CEF Service Desk.
The Commission supports the adoption eInvoicing respecting the European Standard with the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) eInvoicing building block. The services of this Building Block help European administrations comply with the eInvoicing Directive, and helps solution providers adapt their services accordingly. CEF eInvoicing provides:
- eInvoicing Service Desk
- eInvoicing on-site and remote Trainings
- eInvoicing Readiness Checker
- eInvoicing Conformance Testing
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