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Croatia to implement B2B Electronic Invoicing by 2026

Croatia is one of the first EU countries that stepped into the world of E-invoicing. Therefore, the Croatian government made the use of structured electronic invoices mandatory from July 2019 for all B2G transactions. After the success of B2G E-invoicing, the government in Croatia is currently preparing for B2B E-invoicing with the so-called Fiscalization Project 2.0. 

Fiscalization project 2.0

The Fiscalization Project 2.0 was first introduced by the Croatian Ministry of Finance in January 2023. From this date on, businesses can participate in B2B E-invoicing on a voluntary base. This means that businesses have the option to make use of electronic invoices (while paper invoices are also allowed) which is still not mandatory – but strongly recommended. However, at the beginning of 2024, the Croatian Ministry of Finance announced that B2B E-invoicing will become mandatory for all businesses from January 2026. Making the use of electronic invoices mandatory for B2B transactions requires some relevant aspects to make the B2B E-invoicing process work correctly. Some of these relevant aspects are listed below:

  • The government platform for B2B E-invoicing is called eRačun (Servis eRačun za državu)
  • The connection to the government platform is made through Peppol
  • All resident and VAT-registered taxpayers are in scope
  • Only domestic transactions are in scope
  • The required electronic invoice format is the XML format
  • Archiving will be done by the government platform for 10 years

The role of the FINA agency

The transmission of electronic invoices through Croatia´s government platform (eRačun) will be managed by the FINA agency. The connection to the government platform will be done directly through PEPPOL with FINA as a Peppol Access Point, capable of communicating with any other Peppol access point.

How PIKON can help you

With the PIKON Competence Centre for Legal Requirements, we are a strategic partner that ensures that your SAP system and your business processes comply with the various country-specific legal requirements worldwide in the long term. We have a team of experts who combine SAP expertise and in-depth knowledge of the entire legal process and the technical requirements of many e-invoicing regulations and other legal requirements such as Croatia´s e-invoicing requirements. We have gained this experience through our numerous SAP Document Compliance and local implementation projects around the world. Some examples are SDI in Italy, SII in Spain, CFDI and Complemento de Pago in Mexico, RTIR and EKAER in Hungary, XRechnung in Germany, the various legal requirements in Turkey, etc.

In addition, we have developed our own compliance SAP add-ons, e.g. the MTD-VAT Connector for the UK, the VAT Whitelist for Poland and the ELSTER Connector for Germany. Furthermore, we always keep an eye on new and changing legal requirements and inform our customers when action is required. This ensures that your company does not have to monitor all legal requirements itself and you can concentrate on your day-to-day business.

Web meeting Legal Requirements in Croatia

If you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss how PIKON can help you with your business case, do not hesitate to leave a comment below or to request a web-meeting. I am happy to help you!

Tanja Nikolaus
Tanja Nikolaus
Customer Success Manager

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Kadir Yilmaz
Kadir Yilmaz
I am a junior E-Invoicing and Tax Compliance Consultant at PIKON Benelux with the focus on Legal Requirements worldwide. I am also part of the Competence Center for Legal Requirements.

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