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.
Tax authorities in Panama are aspiring to introduce an e-invoicing system, known as Sistema de Facturacion Electronica de Panama (SFEP). Taxpayers have a few ways to comply with this e-invoicing system, which includes:
We are awaiting further information from the Panamanian Tax Authorities regarding potential pilots, timeframes for implementation, and the scope of taxpayers affected, and will keep you updated.
On June 1st 2021, the Tax Authorities have opened a voluntary process for e-invoicing in Panama, paving the path to a general mandate. To date no official specific date for this general mandate has been published, however the Tax Authorities are making reference to FY22 as the implementation date.