Egypt kicks off 2nd stage of e-invoice system


Egypt’s Ministry of Finance launched on Monday the second stage of the e-invoice system that will be applied on 347 companies. Other companies will join the system in succession through the end of June. Minister of Finance Mohamed Maait said the e-invoice system is a critical step towards digital transformation, part of Egypt’s Vision 2030. The first stage that kicked off on 15 November was accomplished successfully, he added. The e-invoice system is also meant to upgrade Egypt’s taxing system and improve the efficiency of tax examination, which will help attain the government’s economic and financial targets, said Maait. “The finance ministry is providing all facilities and support to the companies that need to join the system, especially that the subscription is obligatory. The ministry started to take the legal actions against companies that have not subscribed in the system yet,” Maait explained. Reda Abdel-Kader, head of the Egyptian Tax Authority (ETA) said that joining the e-invoice system more...