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Digitalisation of public services in Europe [in regard to the report by the Unifiedpost Group]
For years, e-government, i.e. the possibility of handling public matters via the Internet, has been developing ever more dynamically in Europe. Online identification tools are also being implemented on a large scale. The COVID-19 pandemic has further intensified these activities. The Scandinavian and Baltic countries are European and world leaders in this regard. The Unifiedpost Group report shows that not all societies are willing to use these solutions yet.
On 1 January 2022, a new system for issuing and storing invoices will be launched. This is an initiative of the Ministry of Finance. Until 2023, its use will be voluntary and will bring additional benefits for entrepreneurs. For example, they can count on a faster VAT refund. Most probably, from 1 January 2023, the system will become mandatory for entrepreneurs and institutions. It is worth taking a look at it and even considering implementing it right now.
E-invoices in Europe. How this works in other countries [Unifiedpost Group report]
A report by the Unifiedpost group indicates that the European market is only now moving towards the widespread use of electronic invoicing. In Italy, which was the only one of thirteen analysed countries to implement the requirement of making settlements exclusively via e-invoices, over 2 billion of these documents were issued between January 2019 and April 2020. The other European countries are at various stages of implementation of these new solutions. In some of them, e-invoices are still issued solely for transactions within the public sector.