The National Tax and Customs Directorate (DIAN) has issued a resolution authorizing EDICOM as e-billing service provider in Colombia. With this certification, the Tax Authority gives a new boost to the massification project, scheduled for completion in 2019. By then, all the country’s businesses could be using this system.
EDICOM is one of the first e-invoicing technology providers in Colombia to be granted approval by the DIAN. Bear in mind that the indispensable requirement to begin providing the service consisted of being an e-invoicing issuer. In an initial phase, the DIAN authorized only 19 companies, the majority of which had previously taken part in the pilot project, as in the case of EDICOM.
Nevertheless, the qualifications required to become a technology provider go beyond being able to bill electronically. At the end of the day, the DIAN needs to ensure both the company’s technological and financial status. In this sense, EDICOM has fulfilled all the criteria laid down in article 12 of Decree 2242 of 2015:
- Keeping the Registro Único Tributario (RUC/RUT) single taxpayer number valid and up-to-date.
- Being responsible for sales tax and belonging to the common regime.
- Holder of ISO 27001 accreditation on information security management system.
- Certification of the corporate financial statement, signed by a qualified public accountant or auditor, showing liquid assets of over 20,000 UVT and fixed assets worth more than 10,000 UVT.
EDICOM’s authorization as e-invoicing service provider in Colombia is valid for 5 years. After that, DIAN will carry out the necessary checks to renew it in order to maintain taxpayer security.
How to issue e- invoicing in Colombia?
The next step scheduled by the Tax Authority will be to require mandatory adoption of e-invoicing from a given number of businesses. These taxpayers can choose any authorized technology provider with the appropriate software up and running. To do so, they simply need to check the listing of participants to be published by the e-invoicing IT service.
In addition, it is also possible to sign up for e-invoicing voluntarily. In that case, the DIAN shall issue a decision confirming the authorization and linking the taxpayer with the software they have decided to implement.
An integral solution
EDICOM, international leader in e-invoicing, has developed a solution that adapts to this technology globally. A platform integrated with the in-house ERP or management system which automates e-invoicing in compliance with all the legal requirements in any country worldwide, including Colombia.