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Starts the mandatory application of the law of electronic invoice

15 January 2015

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Public administrations and vendors have to handle since today, 15 January invoices electronically.


15 January 2015.- all public administrations have to receive from today obligingly invoices of its suppliers electronically, according to the law of momentum electronic billing and creation of the recording.

Only may be excluded from the obligation invoices with amount less than €5,000 and services abroad.

  • All invoices of suppliers of the AAPP will be automatically registered and both public administrations as suppliers may follow the same banishing the possibility to hide invoices.
  • Only in the General administration of the state, the electronic processing will save the year 51 billion and EUR 2.3 million more to stop processing on paper.
  • Las Administraciones Públicas tendrán un mayor control contable de las facturas, lo que permitirá un mejor cumplimiento de los plazos de pago, un mayor control de gasto público y del déficit, así como profundizar en la lucha contra el fraude.

Historic change in the administration

This law represents a major breakthrough in electronic administration and a historic change in the turnover of the Spanish public administrations. In a period of approximately one year, the AAPP have put in operation management and monitoring systems of their turnover through the accounting records to suit the electronic invoice through their access points, which represents a major effort by the radical change of a system of another role Fully electronic.

The General Administration of the state, moreover, has made a double effort, on the one hand, adapt all its systems to the electronic invoice and, on the other hand, provide a general point of entry for electronic invoices also adapted to incorporate all territorial authorities. These, could create their own point of access or use the General Administration of the state has made available to facilitate their work and considerable savings in investment.

The General Administration of the state, moreover, has had its entry point invoices electronically operate from 15 January 2014, a year earlier, where you have received electronic invoices of suppliers, voluntarily, since the first quarter of this year.

Accessions to FACe

El Punto de Entrada de Facturas electrónicas (FACe) de la Administración General del Estado, tiene integrados hoy los distintos puntos de tramitación de los ministerios. Además, se han adherido a su utilización, las CCAA de Asturias, Región de Murcia, Illes Balears, Extremadura, Comunidad Foral de Navarra, Ciudad Autónoma de Melilla, Cataluña, Andalucía, Canarias, Cantabria, Comunitat Valenciana, Aragón y Castilla-La Mancha.

Otras CCAA, La Rioja, Castilla y León, Galicia y País Vasco, no se han adherido a FACe, pero han dispuesto un punto de acceso propio de entrada de facturas electrónicas, y el algunos casos se está estudiando la posibilidad de intercambio de información entre estos puntos y FACe.

Regarding EELL, have adhered to FACe this figure included 5,177 families and 17 universities.

See the list of Local Entities affiliated

Savings electronic billing

Los ahorros anuales estimados, sólo para la Administración General del estado, por el cambio a tramitación electrónica de las facturas, se elevan a 51 millones de euros y 2,3 millones de euros de ahorro en papel.

The savings by invoice are calculated for suppliers of goods and services of public administrations in 0,70 €, from a cost €0.76 role at a cost of €0.06 electronic.

Las Administraciones Públicas ahorran por recepción 2,78€, pasando de un coste en papel de 2,87€ a un coste en electrónico de 0,09€.
In total, each invoice submitted saves 3.75 €.

Late payment

The Law, adopted within the proceedings of the report CORA, allows the eradication of defaults in the public sector, where previous - measures, such as the payment Plan to Suppliers and merits of liquidity Autonómico- has succeeded in reducing commercial debt territorial authorities 70 per cent, as well as the average payment to suppliers, in the Central government and Social security, was already in November in only 9.59 days.

The launch of the extraordinary mechanisms of financing, since 2012, have succeeded in reducing commercial debt of local administrations, it should be noted that over the years have paid more than eight million outstanding invoices to almost 200,000 companies, mainly SMEs and autonomous, which allowed the maintenance of 400,000 jobs and representing an injection of liquidity to territorial administrations exceeding 103 million euros.

Benefits for suppliers and AAPP from today

Enhances the protection of suppliers, to record the date of your invoice, allowing better control of the same. Moreover, it streamlines processing invoices, by incorporating new technologies, facilitating its follow-up for its subsequent payment and for its accounting control.

And, within the public administrations, the internal control Bodies will be accessible at any time to documentation and information of the recording of invoices and develop an annual report assess compliance defaults in.

The accounting records, moreover, refer to the Tax Agency information on invoices received, with the aim of ensuring compliance with tax liabilities and billing. Also, there will be sharing of information between the Tax Agency, Social security and the AAPP, with the aim of strengthening the fight against fraud.

Press release MINHAP (pdf) (Opens in new window)

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