Regulatory updates - Japan

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 Japan.
August 9 2023

E-archiving becomes mandatory for electronic trading information from January 2024

Along with the implementation of the amended Electronic Record Retention Law (ERRL), taxpayers will be required to store their electronic trading documents, including invoices, electronically.

July 21 2023

Release of Peppol specifications for Japanese PINT implementation

On 28 October 2022, Japan released Peppol BIS Standard Invoice JP PINT version 1.0. Through joint efforts between Open Peppol and Japan, on 21 July 2023, Peppol released the electronic invoicing standards for Japan.


August 9 2022

Pagero becomes an acknowledged Peppol Service Provider in Japan

On 5 August, the Digital Agency of Japan authorized Pagero to offer services to international and domestic businesses operating in the country.

September 28 2021

Japan becomes the newest Peppol Authority

The newest Peppol Authority, Japan’s Digital Agency, was established on 1 September 2021, and has since 14 September 2021 officially obtained Authority status.

August 17 2021

EIPA releases the first deliverables for introducing Peppol in Japan

Prior to the new Qualified Invoice System implementation in 2023, EIPA (E-Invoice Promotion Association) aims to enable taxpayers to use software that supports issuing and exchanging qualified electronic invoices during the fall of 2022. The Association is a strong advocate for Japan to adopt the Peppol standards.

March 17 2021

Japan will open vendor registration for the Qualified Invoice System by fall 2021

Currently, Japan is under the transition from paper and PDF invoices to structured electronic invoices. Since 1 October 2019, the country has a Transitional Invoice Retention System that enforces taxpayers to record general invoice information to claim a Japanese Consumption Tax (JCT) input credit.

December 22 2020

Japan considers Peppol as countrywide e-invoicing standard

The newly formed E-Invoice Promotion Association (EIPA) has announced that Peppol is likely to be selected as the standard specifications for electronic invoicing in Japan.

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:

Post Audit and Peppol from October 2022

Mandatory Infrastructure:


Mandatory Format:


Mandatory for Issuing:

No explicit requirements

Mandatory for Receiving:

Buyer’s consent required


Not Required

Archiving Period:

– 7 years

– 10 years if a loss incurred

Archiving Abroad:

Allowed under conditions

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