An e-invoice is a digital document representing an invoice sent from a seller to a customer, and "electronic invoicing" (or more simply, e-invoicing) involves the whole process of creating, issuing, signing, sending and storing an e-invoice by making use of digital tools and in compliance with the Italian law.
In Italy, using e-invoicing has become mandatory both in dealing with PA and for transactions among private businesses and from businesses to individuals for almost any business since the 1st of January 2019.
The use of e-invoices allows companies to efficiently reduce the time spent on administration of payments and in dealing with the Tax Administration.
The process of e-invoicing is however different form just digitalizing a traditional invoice and sending it via emal: there is a specific procedure that requires the seller to create an invoice in XML format and electronically send it to the ES (Exchange System), which validate the correctness of the file, reads the data involved in it, and send it (still via digital means) to the buyer.
The Tax Authority has implemented various means by which a business can send e-invoices to the ES on its own, but this process requires technical skills and long set up effort.
For this reason, the Italian Tax Authority has given the possibility to companies such as Finom to work as intermediaries on the behalf of Italian companies in sending e-invoices to the ES and in the whole management of their expenses effortless, in compliance with the law, and with no need of any digital skills.
Give us a try, and see how easy is to send an e-invoice.