Piauí starts issuing Electronic Invoice to Consumer


The State of Piauí is modernizing its tax collection every day and has started to issue the first Electronic Consumer Invoices (NFC-e). One of the advantages is that it replaces two documents: the SFs (notes issued in relation to services provided, a municipal tax obligation) and sales and consumption invoices (referring to the state obligation). The information will appear in a single document that will be available online; thus, consumers and taxpayers will be able to access the tax document from anywhere via the Internet.

According to the director of the Technology Unit of the Secretariat of Finance (Sefaz), Januário da Ponte Lopes, Brazil is seen as a celebrated case of modernization in tax management, becoming an example for the whole world. "At this moment, Piauí is making a big leap towards modernizing and simplifying tax processes, through the processing of the first Electronic Invoices to the Consumer," he says.

Currently, only 11 Brazilian states already emit NFC-e in production (Acre, Amapá, Maranhão, Mato Grosso, Rio Grande do Norte, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Sergipe, Pará, Paraíba, Rondônia). At the moment, Piauí, Paraíba and Bahia are in the approval phase.

The forecast is that the complete implementation of NFC-e should occur in all retail sales made in Piauí until 2016. However, the Secretariat of Finance is still in the testing phase, and other companies will be invited to participate in this process until November 2014. Voluntarily, companies that carry out retail sales may request to participate in the Secretariat's tests. To do so, just send an e-mail with expressions of interest to nfce@sefaz.pi.gov.br, identifying the company, with the Company Name, CNPJ and State Registration.

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