Electronic Invoices: regulatory update and changes to the XML schema

The Revenue Agency has introduced, with the Measure n. 99922 – 02.28.2020, some changes to the technical specifications of Electronic Invoicing.

These are the main news:

  • The technical specifications version 1.6 – Annex A of the aforementioned Measure have been approved; they replace, with effect from 4 May 2020, the technical specifications referred to in Annex A of the Measure n. 89757 of 30 April 2018 by the Director of the Revenue Agency. In order to ensure the gradual entry into operation of the novelties, the regulation establishes that, until 30 September 2020, it will be possible to register using both the new system and the current one (1.5). The new schema will be available on an optional basis from May 4th. Starting from 1 October 2020, only the new schema (1.6) will be accepted by the Interchange System (SdI); the invoices sent otherwise will not be accepted.
  • The deadline for joining the electronic invoice consultation service in the reserved area for VAT operators or for their intermediaries specifically delegated is postponed to 4 May. End consumers can consult the invoices received, after joining the Revenue Agency service, from 1 March 2020.