ISTD launched the Jordanian electronic national invoicing system to begin the stage of joining companies and establishments to the national invoicing program network, during a press conference by the Minister of Finance, Dr. Muhammad Al-Issis, the Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship, Ahmed Al-Hananda, and the Director General of the ISTD, Dr. Hussam Abu Ali.
Al-Ississ stressed that the electronic national invoicing system comes at this time to serve the government's obligations not to impose or increase taxes and to facilitate taxpayers in all their sectors and accelerate their access to tax services, including refunds, achieve voluntary commitment and regulate the relationship between taxpayers in general.
Al-Ississ added that the system will constitute a quantum leap in the tax culture in Jordan and make it easier for the private sector in matters of tax transactions and keeping pace with international practices, indicating that ISTD is witnessing a quantum leap that serves what the government has committed to.
Al-Ississ indicated that the government is committed not to raising taxes on citizens and changing the culture of tax compliance towards voluntary commitment and fighting tax evasion and tax avoidance to serve the tax-committed citizen and enforce the law.
And he indicated that the amendment to the sales tax law for the current year was aimed at accelerating the disbursement of refunds to the private sector and reducing legal periods and deadlines, indicating that he is looking forward to qualitative technological transfers aimed at relieving citizens and accelerating the process of refunds.
Al-Ississ indicated that the aim of launching this system is to achieve justice in applying the law and to facilitate the taxpayers, reduce costs for them, and speed up their transaction procedures.
He thanked the Minister of Digital Economy for following up and supervising the preparation of this regulation, as integrated solutions were provided for an electronic system in the field of invoicing to provide services for issuing and managing invoices, in addition to collecting and managing data and information related to buying and selling operations. Through this system, the provisions of tax legislation and adherence to the invoicing management system will be implemented. According to the provisions of the system.
The Minister of Finance called on all companies, institutions and establishments to quickly join the network of the national invoicing system program, due to the interest of these companies and institutions and the consequent service to the national economy, indicating that the system has many benefits and will achieve advantages for the taxpayers who deal with it.
For his part, Minister of Digital Economy and Entrepreneurship Ahmed Al-Hananda explained that this system was implemented by Jordanian experts in cooperation with the Ministry of Digital Economy and the Income and Sales Tax Department.
He said that the launch of this system at this time is an advanced and necessary step to serve taxpayers, especially those who are tax-compliant, as it contributes to building taxpayers' files according to the latest practices, and all those who link to this system will see the great benefits that will accrue to them.
Al-Hananda stressed that the Ministry of Digital Economy will continue to cooperate with the Income and Sales Tax Department and enable it to carry out its tasks in accordance with the latest international practices to serve and facilitate taxpayers.
The Director General of the Income and Sales Tax Department explained that the national invoicing system is an integrated computerized system within the best international practices in this field and achieves flexibility by allowing all companies and establishments bound by the invoicing system to join by allowing companies and establishments that do not have an invoicing system or a computerized financial system and at the same time the possibility Joining companies and establishments that have computerized systems without abandoning their systems.
He added that the system came to serve the consumer and ensure that he gets a regular invoice in exchange for purchasing any commodity or instead of obtaining any service without requesting it, indicating that it will serve the seller and the service provider by transferring the burden of proof from the taxpayer to the department, given that what was stated in the taxpayer’s declaration is correct. Unless the Department proves otherwise, it will also make it easier for taxpayers to complete and speed up the audit of their tax files.
Abu Ali explained that the e-invoicing platform that will be provided that allows taxpayers to issue invoices through it if they do not have an invoicing system, or to directly link with the tax if they have an invoicing system.
And he indicated that the electronic invoice is issued and preserved in an organized electronic format via an electronic system and contains the conditions of the tax invoice and is issued by taxpayers who are obligated to organize and issue invoices according to the provisions of the invoicing affairs and control regulation.
Abu Ali pointed out that the invoicing system will not impose any costs or material burdens on the groups obligated to issue the invoice, and aims to speed up the completion of tax transactions for taxpayers, speed their obtainment of tax clearance, and enhance confidence between the department and the taxpayers, as well as enable the unification of the foundations and elements of invoices for all taxpayers.
He said that for this purpose, the department has allocated work groups to assist, guide and educate taxpayers on how to connect to the invoicing system and use one of the platforms that suits each taxpayer.
Abu Ali indicated that there are means through which the invoice can be sent to the tax office, either through the e-invoice platform (Portal), through the mobile application on (Google Play and App store), or from the Application Programming Interface (API).
And he indicated that registration on the e-invoice platform will be available to taxpayers by entering the website of the Income and Sales Tax Department and logging in with the tax number and password, explaining that the department will work to provide support and technical assistance to any of the sectors and any taxpayer who is obligated to apply the use of invoices and compatibility with the invoicing system.
It is worth noting that Income Tax Law No. 38 of 2018 requires, through the provisions of Paragraph (f) of Article (23), to issue an original invoice for the provision of any service or sale of any commodity in the Kingdom, and to organize all matters related to invoicing systems, issuance and control over them, and the categories excluded from them according to the system issued for this purpose.