What is E-Invoicing (FATOORAH)?
Electronic invoicing is a procedure that aims to convert the issuing of paper invoices and notes into an electronic process that allows the exchange and processing of invoices, credit notes & debit notes in a structure electronic format between buyer and seller through an integrated electronic solution.
What is an electronic invoice?
A tax invoice that is generated in a structured electronic format through electronic means. A paper invoice that converted into an electronic format through coping, scanning, or any other method is not considered an electronic invoice.
An invoice that is usually issued by a Business to another Business (B2B), containing all tax invoice elements.
Simplified Tax Invoice
An invoice that is usually issued by a Business to consumer (B2C) containing all simplified tax invoice elements.
How does E-Invoicing (FATOORAH) work?
E-Invoicing will be rolled-out in two phases in KSA (more details about the phases here).
For the first phase, enforced as of December 4th, 2021, for all taxpayers (excluding non-resident taxpayers), and any other parties issuing tax invoices on behalf of suppliers subject to VAT, electronic invoice issuance will be very similar to invoices generated prior to 4 Dec 2021, with invoices issued through a compliant electronic solution and including additional fields depending on the type of the transaction.
For the second phase, enforceable starting January 1st, 2023 in waves, the electronic solution must be integrated with ZATCA's systems and e-invoices should be generated in the required format.
What are the required fields for the e-invoice in phase one (generation phase) and phase two (integration phase)?
Simplified Tax Invoice Sample
More details on the requirements availablehere