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 This means that the generation of paper or PDF invoices is no longer valid.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
  • Fast implementation
  • Fully compliant

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:
  • QR code
  • Universally Unique Identifier number (UUID)
  • Hash chain
  • Legal archiving
  • 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.


Automate your Accounts Receivable, Sending invoices directly to your Customer's System


Automate your Accounts Payable, receiving invoices directly to your accounting software


Streamline your payments and cash flow

Future proof your business by going paperless

Remove Manual Data Entry

E-invoicing removes the need for manual data entry and reduces staff overhead costs. Your invoices are delivered instantly to your chosen accounts within your cloud accounting software.

High-Security Document Storage

You can feel confident in securely accessing your e-invoices from anywhere. With all your invoices stored in the cloud, you will never lose an invoice again!

Safe and Secure

Link4 assures that your information will remain confidential. Link4 is granted limited access to accounts, bills, and contacts to provide a streamlined experience.

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

Global Presence

Link4 is trusted by thousands of businesses throughout Singapore, United Kingdom, New Zealand, and Australia to name a few.


Save Time

No more manual data entry. Link4 will deliver your invoices into your accounting software

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.

Contact us

Get in touch today to see how Link4 can help your business be ZATCA e-invoicing compliant.