TrustWeaver announces support for mandatory e-invoicing to small buyers in Turkey
TrustWeaver, a Sweden-based provider of Cloud-based compliance services for electronic invoices and other critical e-documents, today announced support for a next-generation mandatory form of electronic invoicing in Turkey called ‘e-Arşiv’. This service is available for customers using the existing TrustWeaver interface and automated process already available for B2B e-invoicing in Turkey.
The e-arşiv process, which will be mandatory for companies conducting sales of goods/services over the Internet & gross sales revenue => 5M TL (2014) in Turkey from 2016-01-01, makes it possible for small businesses and consumers to receive invoices from their suppliers without having to be registered for e-invoicing at the Turkish Tax Administration (GIB/TRA). Nonetheless, suppliers issuing e-arşiv invoices must report these issued invoices to GIB/TRA via accredited service providers at least every month and TrustWeaver offers this service.
Registration with the Turkish Tax Administration is compulsory for invoicing between larger enterprises, which in Turkey has been required to be in electronic form since 2014-04-01
The e-arşiv scheme differs from the existing e-invoicing process in two principal ways. First, e-arşiv invoices do not have to be sent through the Turkish Tax Administration’s central ‘clearance’ platform, but are rather digitally signed by the supplier or its service provider and then sent directly to the buyer. Secondly, while the B2B e-invoicing process in Turkey is based on structured data that can be used for machine-to-machine communication without human intervention, e-arşiv uses either the ubiquitous PDF format or structured data with embedded ‘style sheet’ technology that allows viewing an invoice through a standard browser.
The new service allows TrustWeaver partners and customers to meet the 2016-01-01 e-arşiv mandate. The solution works the same way as any of the other 55+ e-invoicing regimes supported by TrustWeaver: applications calling on TrustWeaver simply need to send invoice data through a secure Internet connection to TrustWeaver with a command to make e-invoices compliant with the e-arşiv rules. This request will trigger the required processes in the TrustWeaver Cloud service, which then returns a compliant invoice that is ready to be sent to the buyer.
TrustWeaver provides a comprehensive Cloud-based compliance service for electronic invoicing and other legally critical documents for more than 50 countries. From a single technical interface and through our unique Compliance Map™ concept, some 60 world-leading B2B vendors in our partner network automatically provide interoperable legal certainty to trading partners that use their solutions, regardless of changes in legislation. TrustWeaver’s unique blend of legal and technical components allows modern organizations to execute their ERP, workflow, archiving and B2B consolidation strategies with guaranteed respect for the multiple national and sectoral laws governing such B2B transactions as well as their long-term retention and auditability. In business since 2001, TrustWeaver is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.