Poland – Country Profile
Directive 2014/55/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council will be transposed in Poland before November 2018. The soon to be drafted act on electronic invoicing in public procurement, guidelines for which have been accepted by the Council of Ministers in mid-2016, should be effective by late January 2018.
Starting with that date, usage of eInvoicing in public procurement will be obligatory for all governmental, administrative, judiciary and budgetary bodies on national and regional levels. The regulation will also apply to state control and audit offices, national health, social and agricultural insurance authorities and funds, as well as public educational facilities and science institutes, subsidiaries of Polish Academy of Sciences.
A gradual national eInvoicing roll-out in the public and private sector is expected from 2018 to 2020, with the following deadlines:
- 26th November 2018 – obligation for the contracting party to accept structured eInvoices
• 1st November 2020 – obligation for suppliers to issue structured eInvoices
PeF – Polish eInvoicing platform
Electronic invoicing for public procurement will be possible through the national services platform (PeF), which will serve as the single point of European eInvoice delivery to public entities in Poland.
PeF services will be offered free of charge and will be compliant with the European Norm of electronic invoicing for public procurement and for the short list of the syntaxes accompanying the Norm.
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