E-Invoicing in Turkey

Mandatory Electronic Invoicing in Turkey

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Electronic Invoicing in Turkey

Who is obliged to use e-invoicing

Who is obliged to use e-invoicing in Turkey?

B2B electronic invoicing in Turkey depends on the company's annual turnover. As of 1 July 2023, electronic invoicing is required for all companies in the B2B sector with a gross annual turnover of TRY 3 million, which means they are obliged to digitize their invoices. Additionally, taxpayers must register for e-fatura if they conduct business in e-commerce, real estate, motor vehicles, and construction and professional intermediaries if their previous year's gross sales revenue exceeded TRY 500,000. In ​​invoicing to public entities (B2G), public entities must mandatorily receive and process invoices in electronic form.

Furthermore, companies without an obligation to issue invoices via e-Fatura are required to report through e-Arşiv all single invoices exceeding the value of TRY 5,000 or all other invoices if their combined daily volume exceeds TRY 30,000

Who is obliged to use e-invoicing

Types of electronic invoices

There are two distinct types of electronic invoices in Turkey:

  • e-Fatura covering major B2B and all B2G transactions. The invoices issued through e-Fatura are subject to a pre-clearance regime - they are required to be approved by TRA to be valid. TRA delivers the submitted invoices to buyers after the documents pass all necessary checks
  • e-Arşiv covering B2C together with B2B transactions by entities below the e-Fatura registration threshold. In contrast with e-Fatura, there is no requirement for invoice clearance. Instead, the issuers are obliged to report invoices within 24 hours (usually at the day's end) of the issuer delivering them to a buyer

E-invoicing process description

E-invoicing process description

E-invoices must be sent to the central Turkish Revenue Administration (TRA) platform. Therefore, the use of the e-invoicing application is mandatory for this process. There are three methods allowed for issuing either an e-Fatura or e-Arşiv invoice:

  • Use of TRA web portal for creating e-Fatura invoices
  • Integration of the supplier's IT system with that of the TRA
  • Use of an accredited service provider

What is the required format of an e-invoice

What is the required format of an e-invoice?

The central platform is the Turkish Revenue Authority platform (TRA), and the accepted format is UBL-TR 1.2 (UBL 2.1). Beginning September 1st, 2023, TRA requires a QR code with a link to an original invoice on all e-Fatura and e-Arşiv invoices. 

Archiving requirements for e‑Invoicing in Turkey

Required storage period is 10 years.

How integrity and authenticity may be ensured?

An e-seal certificate (for companies) or a Qualified Electronic Signature (for individuals) are required to ensure integrity and authenticity of the e-invoice.

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Why is Comarch the best choice?

We have 20+ years of experience in carrying out various EDI, e-invoicing, and other document exchange projects around the world. In those years, we have successfully connected more than 130,000 entities from over 60 countries.

  • 1. Legal compliance

    Full compliance with the latest data exchange regulations and modern data transfer standards

  • 2. Digitization

    Applying new technologies and IT solutions in order to streamline workflows and automate activities and procedures

  • 3. Individual approach

    Tailor-made solutions based on processes specific to each company – own road map and a suitable pace of changes

  • 4.Security

    Highest level of security for all sensitive and important company data

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