E-invoicing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
E-invoicing in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Be compliant with the new e-invoicing laws introduced for Saudi Arabian businesses. Get in touch with our team to find out how
What you need to know
E-invoicing compliance in Saudi Arabia
The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) in Saudi Arabia has announced an e-invoicing mandate for all businesses in the Kingdom. The mandate will be implemented in a two phased approach.
Phase 1 – Generation Phase
From the 4th of December 2021, all businesses must create and store VAT invoices in an electronic format compliant with the ZATCA. This means that the generation of paper or PDF invoices is no longer valid.
Phase 2 – Integration Phase
From the 1st January 2023, there will be technical and business requirements for businesses to ensure e-invoices can be integrated with ZATCA’s systems. Businesses will need to start getting their invoices authenticated through the ZATCA portal before they are sent to their buyers. This phase will be rolled out in waves, and business will know their deadline date 6 months in advance
E-invoicing IS NOT sending a PDF invoice via email. Businesses no longer have to rely on paper or email to send and receive invoices.
What is e-invoicing (FATOORAH)?
E-invoicing is the process of transmitting invoice information directly between intergrated electronic solutions in a universal format. E-invoicing has become popular around the world as it’s more efficient, secure, and faster than traditional invoicing. It is also better for the environment. Copying, scanning or emailing invoices is not considered to be e-invoicing. When an e-invoice is generated in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, it will be submitted to the ZATCA portal where it is authenticated before being sent to the buyer. This reduces the possibility of invoice fraud or manipulation.
Why is the government in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia introducing an e-invoicing mandate?
The ZATCA in Saudia Arabia have introduced a country-wide e-invoicing mandate in an attempt to increase VAT compliance of tax returns, create a universal electronic invoice reading format, and reduce the shadow economy. All tax paying businesses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will need to generate, store and report their invoices electronically through e-invoicing. The Kingdom wide e-invoicing mandate will also help the ZATCA tax authorities find fraudulent invoices, as they will be able to match input tax credit to output tax on the ZATCA portal.
What businesses have to comply with the e-invoicing mandate in Saudi Arabia?
All resident tax payers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia who issue tax invoices will need to adopt e-invoicing. Any third parties that issue tax invoices on behalf of residents will also need to adopt e-invoicing.
What will this mean for my business?
From the 4th December 2021, if you issue VAT tax invoices in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, you will need to be e-invoicing compliant with a accredited e-invoicing solution provider.
E-invoicing through Link4 Access Point:
Easy to use
One time setup
What are the ZATCA e-invoicing regulations? Does Link4 comply with these regulations?
Link4 are a qualified e-invoicing solution provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and are compliant with the ZATCA’s data and cloud computing regulations. We have met all the required compliance and regulations as per the ZATCA including QR code, UUID, hash chain and legal archiving of your e-invoices through a server in Saudi Arabia.
Link4 are ZATCA e-invoicing compliant:
Universally Unique Identifier number (UUID)
Saudi Arabia based server
How quickly can Link4 implement e-invoicing capability for my business?
Depending on your specific software, you can be e-invoicing complaint within minutes. We are compatible with most cloud accounting software systems and can integrateeasily with your ERP system.
Future proof your business by going paperless
Compatible cloud accounting and ERP software Systems
We work with a variety of cloud accounting software systems, so it takes less than 2 minutes to connect them to Link4.
Link4 provides custom integration for enterprise that are using ERP
Why choose Link4?
Link4 is trusted by thousands of businesses around the world
Accreditated around the world
Link4 is a Peppol-certified e-invoicing access point service provider
Link4 is trusted by thousands of businesses throughout Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia to name a few.
No more manual data entry. Link4 will deliver your invoices into your accounting software
We integrate with leading cloud accounting systems
Privacy and Security
We are an approved add-on and your accounting information remains confidential
Businesses no longer have to rely on paper or email to send and receive invoices.
Are you ready to start e-invoicing with your customers?
How much will it cost?
Pricing will depend on your accounting software or ERP system. Please get in touch to discuss your individual circumstances.
Get in touch today to see how Link4 can help your business be ZATCA e-invoicing compliant.