Our previous article concerning online reporting is hereby supplemented based on the information published by the Tax Authority on March 24, 2020.
Taking into consideration the special circumstances caused by the coronavirus pandemic and in line with governmental measures and proposals to slow its spreading, the National Tax and Customs Administration will not cease to support the XSD 1.1. version of the Online Invoicing System as of April 1, 2020 and will not make the use of the XSD 2.0 version obligatory. With this, continuous data provision can be assured by every taxpayer without the need of any technical operation requiring personal presence related to the transition.
However, it is important to note that XSD 2.0 can already be used live in parallel with the XSD 1.1 version , thus conditions for the change are already provided on the web page of Online Invoicing. Thus, it is asked from taxpayers to continue the preparations for using the new XSD cersion – considering the possibilities available given the situation and maintaining safe working conditions – and if possible, carry out the transition as soon as possible.
The final deadline for phasing out the 1.1 version and converting to the 2.0 version will be July 1, 2020.
In addition to the technical facilitation above, there may be additional relief regarding online reporting, but this will require legislative changes.