Regulatory updates - Egypt

Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements.

Get the latest news and updates on e-invoicing, e-ordering, e-archiving and indirect tax regulatory requirements for Egypt.
September 4 2023

New e-invoicing mandate for import and export of goods

The Egyptian Ministry of Finance set a new requirement on the issuance of e-invoices for imports and exports.

November 23 2022

Egypt further expands the scope of taxpayers to adopt e-invoicing

On short notice from the Egyptian Tax Authority (ETA), specific taxpayer groups in Egypt are now obligated to adopt e-invoicing starting from the middle of December this year.

June 21 2022

ETA to leverage e-invoice submission in real time

Starting next year, taxpayers in Egypt will be obliged to clear e-invoices with the tax authority in real time.

May 3 2022

Egypt to implement an electronic receipt system

To curb tax evasion and widen the scope of taxpayers preparing and submitting tax returns more efficiently, the Egyptian Tax Authority is implementing the electronic receipt system.

October 29 2021

Current status of the Egyptian e-invoicing mandate adoption

The scope of taxpayers who must join ETA’s clearance e-invoicing model is gradually extended with the plan to implement the e-invoicing system on a countrywide level by 2023.

September 28 2021

Customs practices are going digital in Egypt

The roll-out of the (ACI) system is coming to the second phase, where compliance with the new procedures will become mandatory for all taxpayers in scope.

June 11 2021

New deadline from ETA for certain taxpayer groups to comply with the e-invoicing mandate

The recently published rules will oblige two taxpayer categories to comply with the e-invoicing system as of 15 September 2021.

April 13 2021

Egypt will not accept paper invoices for VAT refund in 2022

Only e-invoices will be accepted for VAT refunds as of 1 January 2022, except for paper invoices previously issued by organizations before being obligated to use the Egyptian Tax Authority’s e-invoicing system.

April 9 2021

The third e-invoicing phase is approaching with non-compliance leading to prosecution

Companies that are not committed to joining the electronic invoice system under the second phase's obligation will be referred to the prosecution as of mid-April 2021.

August 11 2020

Egypt issues list of companies to comply with new e-invoicing system

In a previous article, we announced that Egypt will be enforcing e-invoicing for VAT registered businesses in the future. On August 2, 2020, the Egyptian Tax Authority issued decision No. (386) of 2020, obligating a group of 134 companies listed in an attached statement to distribute electronic invoices to them as of November 15, 2020.

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:

- B2B and B2G: Clearance

- B2C: e-receipt system

Mandatory Infrastructure:

ETA Invoicing Portal

Mandatory Format:

XML/JSON

Mandatory for Issuing:

Phased rollout: Fully implemented by 2023

Mandatory for Receiving:

No explicit requirements

eSignature:

Mandatory

Archiving Period:

5 years

Archiving Abroad:

Allowed

Regulatory overview

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