Regulatory updates - South Africa

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September 12 2023

SARS opens discussion on e-invoicing and digital VAT reporting

The South African Revenue Service (SARS) intends to announce real-time reporting of VAT invoice data to ease the VAT return process.

Country Specifications

E-Invoicing/CTC Model:

Post Audit

Mandatory Infrastructure:


Mandatory Format:


Mandatory for Issuing:

No explicit requirements

Mandatory for Receiving:

Buyer’s consent required


Not Required

Archiving Period:

VAT Law: 5 years; Company Act: 7 years

Archiving Abroad:

Allowed under conditions

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