Poland and e-invoicing clearance model October 2021

Poland last week issued a public consultation on imposing mandatory electronic B2B invoicing by 2023 to help reduce VAT fraud. Initially, there will be a voluntary phase from October 2021. The incentive for taxpayers to opt voluntarily is a quick VAT credit repayments of 40 days and no requirement anymore to submit SAF-T (JPK_FA) files. The consultation will last until 23 February 2021.

To introduce compulsory e-invoicing, Poland will have to seek permission from the European Commission to deviate from the EU VAT Directive

At the end of last year, Poland updated its plans for mandating electronic VAT invoices to 2023. This will include live submission of e-invoices to the National System of e-invoices for authorization (KSeF, Krajowy System e-Faktur). Under the proposed system, taxpayers will prepare invoices in their ERP systems and send them via an API to the KSeF. In the KSeF, each invoice will be timestamped and assigned a number. E-invoicing will eventually replace the existing SAF-T (JPK-J) monthly reporting. It will model itself on the successful Italian SdI pre-clearance model.