As part of the Fiscalization 2.0 project which has been announced earlier this year by the authority, a decentralized e-Invoicing model alongside a Continuous Transaction Control (CTC) will be introduced by the Croatian tax authority. A phased implementation is planned for the mandatory e-Invoicing in the B2B sector and fiscalization 2.0 process which consists of a requirement to perform real-time reporting. After issuance, trading parties are expected to deliver sales and purchase invoices to the fiscalization system within 48 hours.
Through service provider access points, e-Invoicing process and data reporting can be performed. Businesses will be able to perform the e-Invoice exchange through access points, and a directory of access points will be made available by the tax authority. For simplifying and facilitating the existing VAT reporting obligations, data obtained from the invoices will be used by the Croatian tax authority.
With the planned mandate, it is expected that the current B2G e-Invoicing platform will be merged with it. Furthermore, when the mandate comes into effect, Peppol Network which is enabled for B2G transactions will likely be an alternative distribution channel for B2B e-Invoices.