Electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) – A guide for organisations and institutions

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Electronic invoicing (e-invoicing) has considerable advantages over conventional paper-based billing in terms of costs and working capital management. More and more public authorities and organisations from small businesses to multinationals are tapping into these benefits. Organisations that stick with conventional billing increasingly have to pay extra charges or are even barred from doing business with partners who operate electronically. Introducing e-invoicing does entail challenges, uncertainties and risks – but nothing that can’t be addressed with the right planning and implementation.

This brochure is designed as a guide to help people managing SMEs and institutions who are planning and implementing an electronic invoicing system. You’ll find a summary of the most important legal matters to consider, the pros and cons of e-invoicing, and the main risks. We also give recommendations on what to look out for when introducing e-invoicing, as well as the best way to proceed. Rather than addressing all the tax and commercial law implications in exhaustive detail, we’ve deliberately focused on the key matters relevant under Swiss legislation.

We would be happy to assist you and answer any questions you may have about the introduction of e-bills in an international context.

You’ll find the full guide here.

If you’d like to discuss your plans for introducing electronic invoicing with an expert, please feel free to contact our specialists:

Raphael Hasler
Information Governance
Telefon: +41 58 792 17 33
raphael.hasler@ch.pwc.com

Jochen Richner
Tax Technology Solutions Leader
Telefon: +41 58 792 57 55
jochen.richner@ch.pwc.com

Christopher Oehri
Director, Assurance
Telefon: +41 58 792 27 57
christopher.oehri@ch.pwc.com

And there’s more information on how to deal strategically with digitised documentation and data in the latest edition of our web magazine Disclose.

Published by

Raphael Hasler

Raphael Hasler

PwC
Birchstrasse 160
Postfach, 8050 Zürich
+41 58 792 17 33

Raphael Hasler is a Manager with PwC in Switzerland and leader of the Information Governance services. In this function he advices Swiss and International organisations in matters around governing and dealing with information (documents and data). The services enable organisations to effectively create value from business information, manage their risk exposure and digitalise business processes.