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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Retail will have lower cost with electronic invoice to consumers

The implantation of the Electronic Invoice to the Consumer (NFC-e) in Varejo Paraibano was one of the themes of the lectures of the Tax Workshop, held in the city of Patos. The event was promoted by the Paraíba State Supermarket Association (ASPB), in partnership with the Brazilian Supermarket Association (Abras).

The head of the Center for Analysis and Planning of Tax Documents of the State Revenue, Fábio Roberto Silva Melo, addressed in the lecture about the new model of electronic invoice intended for consumers and its advantages in relation to the current fiscal coupon printed by retail, which is being implemented in the State since July on an experimental basis.

According to the auditor Fábio Melo, the main advantage of this new electronic note is the cost factor for taxpayers. “They will start using a non-fiscal printer on the printed bill to the consumer. This non-fiscal printer is much more affordable than the current printer, which costs approximately one third of the current cost of a printer currently used, which is the fiscal one ”, he declared.

The implementation of the new Electronic Consumer Invoice (NFC-e) service, which will be an electronic alternative to the current tax documents used by retailers, will create the possibility of opening new payment boxes with non-fiscal printers in establishments with lower cost and greater agility. As for the consumer, in addition to making purchasing more simplified, it will facilitate access to tax documents, which will be filed electronically on the SER portal, which will guarantee the authenticity of your business transaction. In practice, the consumer will have access to the tax document at the time he needs and there is no need to use paper, but the company continues to be forced to print from conventional printers, which have a lower cost.

The State Revenue released earlier this month the initial list of retail companies that will start issuing the Electronic Consumer Invoice (NFC-e), as of January 2015. In all, 117 retail establishments in the State will start issuing the receipt of the receipt by electronic means. In July this year, the State Revenue launched the pilot project of the Electronic Consumer Invoice (NFC-e). Three retail companies in the state participate in the experimental phase of the project, which will take place until the end of September: Armazém Paraíba, from the N. Claudino Group, Esposende, from the Paquetá Group and the computer company João Oliveira Alves from the municipality of Guarabira.

Source: Paraíba Daily Portal

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Electronic Consumer Invoice launched

Tool will provide greater simplification, security, cost reduction and agility in processes linked to the control of tax documents issued

The government of the State of Rio Grande do Sul launched on November 18, in Porto Alegre, the Electronic Consumer Invoice (NFCe). The new tool will provide greater simplification, security, cost reduction and agility in the processes linked to the control of tax documents issued by about 240 thousand retail companies in Rio Grande do Sul.

NFCe eliminates the need for the invoice to be stored on paper. Just read the QR Code printed on the document issued at the time of purchase, via smartphone or tablet, to have the information stored electronically on the website of the Department of Finance. Information can also be received by email.

For the consumer, a great benefit is the ease of access to tax documents, which will be filed, electronically, on the website of the Secretariat of Finance of each State, which guarantees the authenticity of the commercial transaction.

The launch event was attended by the Executive President of ETCO, Roberto Abdenur, and the Secretary of Finance of Rio Grande do Sul, Odir Tonollier. "In informality, public resources are lost," said Tonollier.

The General Coordinator of the National Meeting of Tax Coordinators and Administrators (Encat), Eudaldo Almeida de Jesus, stated that, with the Electronic Consumer Invoice, “a lot will change in the control of the Tax Authorities and there will be a reduction in the cost in Brazil.”

In addition to the Executive Chairman of ETCO, the Superintendent of the 10th Tax Region of the Federal Revenue, Paulo Renato Silva Paz, the Secretary of Taxation of Rio Grande do Norte, Jefferson Passos, representatives of the São Paulo Finance Department , José Clovis Cabreira, and the Amazonas Finance Secretariat, Luiz Gonzaga Campos de Souza, and the director of the Brazilian Automation Association, Virginia Vaamonde.

Currently 22 companies in Brazil, members of the pilot project, are already issuing NFCe with legal validity.

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