Overview of the e-Invoice Model
To facilitate transition to e-Invoice, taxpayers can select the most suitable mechanism to transmit e-Invoices to IRBM, based on their business requirements and specific situation.
There are two (2) options for the e-Invoice transmission mechanisms for taxpayers selection:
- MyInvois Portal
- A portal hosted by IRBM
- Accessible to all taxpayers at no cost
- Also accessible to taxpayers who need to issue e-Invoice where Application Programming Interface (API) connection is unavailable
- Application Programming Interface (API)
- An API is a set of programming code that enables direct data transmission between the taxpayers’ system and MyInvois system
- Requires upfront investment in technology and adjustments to taxpayers existing systems
- Ideal for large taxpayers or businesses with substantial transaction volumes
The figure below demonstrates an overview of the e-Invoice workflow from the point a sale is made or transaction is undertaken, and an e-Invoice is issued by the supplier via MyInvois Portal or API, up to the point of storing validated e-Invoices on IRBM’s database for taxpayers to view their respective historical e-Invoices.