2014: Mandatory B2G e-invoicing and FatturaPA
In 2014, the Italian government introduced mandatory B2G e-invoicing for suppliers to public administrations & government offices.FatturaPA is an electronic invoice and the only type of invoice that is accepted by Public Administrations which are obliged to make use of the Exchange System (SDI).
The FatturaPA has the
following characteristics: -The content is structured, in an XML
(Extensible Markup Language) file, according to the FatturaPA format.
This format is the only one accepted by the Exchange System
-The authenticity of origin and the integrity of the content are guaranteed by the person who issues the invoice by affixing a certified electronic signature or a digital signature,--The transmission is conditional on the presence of the unique identification code of the office to which the invoice is addressed, and which can be found in the Index of Public Administrations.
According to the government, the main purpose of these measures is to reduce VAT fraud, optimize the internal accounting processes of the businesses, and make things easier between the government and taxpayers.
2019: Mandatory e-invoicing for all B2B and B2C transactions
From 1 January 2019, all invoices issued, following the sale of goods and provision of the services carried out between subjects resident or established in Italy, maybe only electronic invoices. The electronic invoice requirement, introduced by the 2018 Budget Law, applies both to the B2B and B2C operations. To fill an electronic invoice you need: a software that allows the compilation of the invoice file in the XML format required by the Revenue Agency provision of 30 April 2018. Electronic invoices must always be sent to their customers through the Exchange System (SDI), otherwise, they are considered not issued. In case the invoices are issued in a different way with respect to the specifications given by Italian Tax authorities, the invoice is considered as omitted and penalties will be applicable (i.e. penalties ranging between 90% to 180% of the VAT not correctly documented).
- End-to-end solution all three major steps in one single SAP add-on:
SNI covers all three 3 main layers for digital tax reporting and regulatory compliance.
SNI FaturraPA Solution Architecture
Support for a long-term relationship
Main Features of SNI add-ons
- - Fully integrated into SAP without an external interface or use of external software
- - Globally registered «/SNI/» namespace for all objects
- - SAP Version independent. Supports SAP ERP 4.7 and higher and also S/4HANA versions
- - SAP release and upgrade independent; implemented without core modification
- - ABAP is the programming language
- - Installation is done simply by external transport file
- - All developments under a package
- - XML data stored in /SNI/ tables
- - Compatibility – working with XI/PI or e-invoice integrators
- - Standard SAP authorization used
- - User-friendly screens
- - Own customized tables
- - Own transaction codes and menus
Open-code applications, no dependency on vendor, fully working on SAP, developed entirely in ABAP language by SNI -a Certified Development Partner of SAP A.G. - . No need for any additional system or any extra web software (portal,etc.). and integrated with all modules.
Implementation of the solutions are simple almost as plug&play software while covering whole processes between legal authorities and firms. The maintenance and version upgrades are kept as simple as possible so that continuously changing legal requirements can be adopted very quickly.
Applications are designed by a team of SAP process and development experts. All processes are designed from an ERP and integration point of view considering users’ requirements and efficiency. Bottom line, the efficiency of the end-users is one of the main key points.
Continuous maintenance services are provided for each and every product with an online help desk and ticket management system. In a rapidly changing environment, upgrades by legal authorities are followed by SNI and applied to customers’ systems on time based on a product version management system.