Mexican taxpayers sent more than 2.4 billion electronic invoices in the first 6 months of the year. These figures from the Tax Administration Service (SAT) confirm the spread of Digital Invoicing via Internet (CFDI) scheduled for this year 2014. The main reason for this exponential growth is the implementation of legislative measures from the beginning of the year making it mandatory for physical and legal persons to use the so-called CFDI.
The study E-Invoicing/E-Billing: International Market Overview & Forecast published in February by Billentis consulting already highlighted Mexico as undisputed leader in e-billing worldwide. Indeed, this North American country showed the highest growth rates in 2013.
The figures presented now by the SAT, 2400 million electronic invoices, contrast with those of just a few years ago. For example, in 2011 Mexican taxpayers generated no more than 119 million electronic invoices. In fact, the number of CFDI sent in these first 6 months of 2014 already represents 21 % of all electronic invoices generated in the last 10 years, since this new system was rolled out in the country.
Mexico was one of the pioneers in the compulsory introduction of e-invoicing. With the 2nd Resolution of Amendments to the Omnibus Tax Ruling for 2013, the SAT announced that all taxpayers billing more than 250,000 pesos a year should migrate to CFDI before January 1, 2014, although a three-month extension was subsequently agreed.
Electronic invoicing has helped improve the fight against tax evasion in Mexico, but has also entailed a great number of benefits for taxpayers. With the automation of procedures and the use of electronic means to replace paper, Mexican companies have gained both in savings and productivity.
EDICOM, first PAC in Mexico
Edicom is the first PAC in Mexico authorized by the SAT. Our electronic invoicing solutions are designed to meet all legal requirements, while enabling users to take full advantage of the CFDI. In addition, we are endorsed by certificates such as ISO, SOX and NOM151 (electronic notary).