The Public Policy and Compliance Working Group, focusing on engagement with decision-makers on significant policy issues that impact e-invoicing and related areas, as well as how our community deals with invoice compliance.
EESPA actively contributes to EU policy development, advocating these core positions:
- EESPA supports concerted action by all European stakeholders to promote the benefits and ease of adoption of e-invoicing for both the public and private sector.
- The EU should continue to promote greater uniformity and legal clarity in e-invoicing and e-archiving laws and regulations, which should be unambiguous, harmonised and practical to implement. There is a growing trend towards the imposition of additional requirements, typically for real-time reporting of invoices to the tax authorities at Member State level, which is creating new elements of fragmentation.
- The new EU core invoice standard (EN) is an important enabling initiative but needs a strong focus on implementation, to ensure its success.
- Europe should look outwards and evaluate e-invoicing policy models in other continents for its own use, suitably tailored towards the European Single Market and Digital Agenda.
- Policies related to e-procurement and e-invoicing should be solution neutral and recognise the trend towards ‘cloud’ based service and outsourcing models.
- EESPA is pleased to participate in a range of legal, policy and implementation-related initiatives.