The current invoicing standard for companies, regulated by ANRE, cannot be implemented in the e-invoice, so we are waiting for a clarification in this regard until January 1, said, on Thursday, Laurentiu Urluescu, the president of the Association of Romanian Energy Suppliers (AFEER).
“Unfortunately, for non-household consumers, it is possible to have quite big changes in the invoice, this is due to the implementation of the legislation on business-to-business (B2B) invoicing, that e-invoice. From January 1, the invoices issued to other companies, businss to business, must be issued through the ANAF e-invoice platform. This leads us to some difficulties, namely the current invoicing standard that is regulated by ANRE cannot be implemented in the e-invoice. We hope to have a clarification, a cooperation between the two authorities, ANRE and ANAF, so that by January 1 we will have a model to apply. At the moment, if we do what can be done in the e-invoice, we are not aligned with ANRE, if we issue according to the ANRE model, we get a fine from the other side,” said Laurentiu Urluescu, according to Agerpres.
He emphasized that from January 1, it will not be possible to issue invoices in physical format for industrial consumers.
“It will not be possible to issue invoices in physical format, so industrial consumers who were used to receiving a physical invoice will no longer receive it. Because of the e-invoice mechanism, it can only be issued through the SPV. At the moment, it is not possible to enter all the details of the invoice we issue, respectively here I see a big challenge for consumers who have several places of consumption, they will not be able to be detailed. A big problem is related to non-household consumers who are also prosumers. You know that at the moment the supplier issues the invoice in the name of the prosumer for the energy delivered to the network. This will no longer be possible because with the e-invoice there is no possibility for a company, a CIF to issue an invoice in the name of another CIF,” said Laurențiu Urluescu.
According to him, another big market challenge that will primarily affect the consumer is the reduction of market competition.
“If 2 years ago we were talking about 50 suppliers fighting for domestic consumers, now there are 32,” he said.
At the same time, the president of AFEER emphasized that, from the settlement point of view, the delay at the moment is somewhere around nine months.
“I know that a large part of February was settled, but there are still small amounts to be settled from last year, which for us means high financial costs and, in addition, we have an uncertainty of this settlement, which causes us difficulties in accessing credits banking,” Laurențiu Urluescu also said.