Electronic invoicing for B2G transactions has been compulsory in Croatia since 2019. In the field of e-invoicing for B2B transactions, Croatia is another European country to have decided to introduce obligations in this area in the near future. The Croatian solution will be supported by the government's e-Račun platform.
The Republic of Croatia is preparing for the new regulation as part of the Fiscalization 2.0 project, which is being implemented by the Tax Administration with funds from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan. The project aims to establish a cashless payment system via eInvoice in the B2B (business to business) segment with an integrated e-archive and active, unique and advanced online bookkeeping in the VAT system by the end of 2024.
The project team working on the development of the Croatian system was presented with the experience of two large members of the European Union: Italy and France, which are currently at different stages of implementing e-invoicing. This provided the Croatian project team with useful insights on the challenges of e-invoicing in the B2B segment and an overview of the solutions applied in different models.
This shows us that Croatia is considering different options in terms of how an e-invoicing solution might work, what is worth implementing, and what might not be useful from Croatia's perspective, and they are still open to any feedback.