In its first "year of operation", the electronic invoice posted more than positive numbers. More than 2 billion documents were sent
It took less time than expected. After some initial uncertainty - and complaints - Italian taxpayers have immediately "made friends" with electronic invoicing, using it in a rather widespread manner. In the first year of use, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance, the Interchange System received more than 2 billion tax documents.
Mandatory for all productive activities, companies and professionals as of January 1, 2019 (with the exception of VAT numbers in the regime of minimum or flat-rate, which can still use paper tax documents), electronic invoicing between private individuals guarantees economic and organizational advantages for businesses and professionals, as well as for "simple" taxpayers. Sending (and receiving) electronic tax documents, in fact, saves time, integrates the invoicing process into the production process and speeds up the payment process.
For companies and professionals, however, it will be essential to choose an administrative software that allows them to take full advantage of all the benefits of electronic invoicing. Libero SiFattura, for example, offers three different "packages" to choose from, one of which is FREE, with different features. Just compare the various tools offered by the individual pricing plans to find the one that best suits the needs of your production activity.
A year of electronic invoicing: the numbers
As mentioned, 2019 was a very positive year for electronic invoicing. If we take into account that it is also the first year of full operation (from 2015 to December 31, 2018 it was only mandatory for companies that operated with the public administration), the picture that emerges is even more positive.
In the first 12 months of electronic invoicing 3 million 865 thousand entities issued 2 billion 20 million tax documents, for a total of 2,926 billion euros invoiced. 2.42% of the invoices issued were rejected due to various problems, so the invoices archived by the Interchange System are just under 2 billion (1 billion 969 million, to be exact). Of these, 54% are invoices exchanged between companies (B2B), 44% between companies and customers (B2C), while the remaining 2% are invoices exchanged between companies and government agencies (B2G).