Gas stations are now issuing electronic invoices. About ten percent of them were doing so as a trial but now all 380 in the country are, in order to comply with a new regulation that took effect on Monday, April 1.
Surprisingly, this is not causing any big delays. The process takes just two to four minutes, depending on which system is used at the particular gas station. After the first time, it is quicker because the person is already in the system.
The first time, one must give his name/name of company, ID number and email. For subsequent visits, only the ID is needed. It is simpler than carrying around papers. Gas stations generate almost 400,000 bills daily, approximately 1,200 per service station.
The Ministry of Finance is behind this initiative. The electronic invoices are only needed for people who need to pay taxes either as independent contractors or as representatives of companies.