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E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Portugal mandates B2G e-invoicing beginning in January 2019

Tuesday 4 December 2018 | 10:42 AM CET

Portugal has announced its plans to introduce mandatory e-invoicing from the beginning of 2019.

For this purpose, the Portuguese government has developed A Entidade de Serviços Partilhados da Administração Públic (eSPap), a platform to service electronic invoicing in public procurement.

In preparation to fulfil the requirements imposed by the Directive 2014/55/EU, Portugal will take one step further by making it mandatory for suppliers to public administrations (PA’s) to send invoices exclusively electronically starting from 1st January 2019.

Who is affected by the requirements

  • PA’s have, since January 1, 2018, been required to be able to receive and process e-invoices in a structured format compatible with the European Norm (EN).

  1. The Central PAs via the governmental platform, eSPap.

  2. Other PAs either via eSPap or private service provider of their choice.

  • Suppliers will no longer be allowed to send invoices in paper or PDF. Only e-invoices in UBL 2.1, for eSPap, or other EN compatible format upon agreement with the PA or it’s service provider will be allowed.

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