Beginning in January, paper invoices will start to be phased out with transactions transmitted in real time directly to the “AT” (Tax Authority). Consumers will only receive a hard copy if requested. It is another step towards the dematerialisation of invoices as part of the Simplex + initiative. In the initial phase, merchants must install the applications to establish a direct link to the Finanças’ e-fatura system via a “QR” (quick response) code. Consumers will no longer need to give out their taxpayer number.
Among a group of eight Simplex+2018 measures, the Government proposes to introduce changes in the way proper receipts are issued. The authorities have committed to regulating the elimination of printed statements, given that detailed digitalised records of transactions are already available in a taxpayer’s personal area on the “AT” portal.