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Navigating the global tax compliance landscape successfully is complex and resource-intensive. Every country has a specific and constantly evolving set of legislated e-invoicing requirements.
Non-compliance, intentional or not, can result in significant financial penalties, business disruption, and reputational damage.
In line with what we’re seeing across Europe, Latvia’s governing coalition parties will meet to discuss reducing the VAT on energy from 21% to 5%. This is a significant reduction and shows the pressure governments are under to try and tackle rising inflation, amongst other issues.
This has not yet been implemented but the government should indicate their intentions over the coming weeks.
The Ministry of Finance prepared an informational report on “Adopting a System of Electronic Flow of Supporting Documents and Waybills”, debated and endorsed on 12 October 2021, which mandates the use of electronic supporting documents and e-invoices by 2025. It is expected that E-invoicing will be mandatory for B2B and B2G transactions.
The Ministry of Finance in Latvia has been seeing the benefits in other countries in following a total or partial flow of e-invoices, and is hoping to incorporate similar benefits as a result of a more digital society.