The Zakat, Tax and Customs Authority (ZATCA) (earlier known as GAZT) is the tax regulating authority in Saudi Arabia (SA). It announced that e-invoicing applicable taxpayers must onboard e-Invoice Generation Solution (EGS) their with Fatoora portal to generate e-invoices.
ZATCA implemented phase I of e-invoicing from 4th December 2021. Further, till now, ZATCA announced eight waves in phase II. Hence, it is important for taxpayers to understand This article explains all about the Fatoora portal.
23rd August 2023
ZATCA notified the eighth wave under phase 2 of Saudi e-invoicing. Accordingly, KSA businesses registered under VAT having more than SAR 40 million during 2021 or 2022 fall under wave 8 under phase 2. They must integrate their ERP/POS with ZATCA's Fatoora portal starting 1st March 2024.
28th July 2023
ZATCA notified the seventh wave under phase 2 of Saudi e-invoicing. It stated that VAT-registered businesses with more than SAR 50 million during 2021 or 2022 fall under wave 7 under phase 2. They must integrate their ERP/POS with ZATCA's Fatoora portal starting 1st February 2024.
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16th June 2023
ZATCA notified the sixth wave under phase 2 of Saudi e-invoicing. It stated that businesses registered under KSA VAT with more than SAR 70 million during 2021 or 2022 fall under wave 6 under phase 2 of e-invoicing. They must integrate their ERP/POS with ZATCA's Fatoora portal starting 1st January 2024.
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You don’t have to integrate with ZATCA to comply with phase I of e-invoicing. However, to comply with phase II e-invoicing, you need to onboard their EGS and integrate their systems with a dedicated portal provided by ZATCA.
Accordingly, ZATCA developed the Fatoora portal so taxpayers can onboard their EGS units by generating a new Cryptographic Stamp Identifier (CSID) or renewing the existing CSIDs. Also, taxpayers can use the fatoora portal to revoke the CSIDs and view the list of onboarded solutions and devices.
First, you have to access the Fatoora portal either
After that, you can access the portal using the ERAD credentials, i.e., TIN or email registered with ZATCA and the password.
You can perform the below activities through the Fatoora portal:
You can manually or automatically onboard your EGS units on the Fatoora portal to obtain the new CSIDs. Click here for the step-by-step procedure for onboarding your EGS units.
You can view a list that includes a summary of all EGS units onboarded on the Fatoora portal. Also, you can filter, sort and search based on specific inputs available in the list of EGS units and devices.
You can renew the existing CSID through the Fatoora portal, and the process for renewing is similar to obtaining it for the first time. However, it involves the revocation of the existing CSID and issuing a new one. Here’s the step-by-step procedure for renewing the existing CSIDs.
You can revoke any listed devices by clicking on the device and then on the ‘revoke’ button. Click here for the step-by-step procedure for revocating the CSIDs.
What is the Fatoora Portal?
ZATCA notified the Fatooral portal to onboard the taxpayer's e-Invoice Generating Solution (EGS) Units.
Who needs to use the Fatoora Portal?
Taxpayers who must onboard their EGS through Cryptographic Stamp Identifier (CSID) must use the Fatoora portal. Further, one can renew the existing CSID, revoke the CSID or view the list of onboarded solutions/devices.
How do I generate an electronic invoice on the Fatoora Portal?
Taxpayers can not directly generate e-invoices on the Fatoora portal. However, they must integrate their ERP with the Fatoora portal and generate e-invoices through onboarded solutions/devices.
Where can I get more information about the Fatoora Portal?
You can access the official ZATCA portal for information: https://zatca.gov.sa/en/E-Invoicing/Pages/default.aspx.