Steps to make an electronic ticket
Registering as a taxpayer with the Ministerio de Hacienda (Ministry of Finance)
To make an electronic ticket in Costa Rica, it is first necessary to register as a taxpayer with the Ministry of Finance. It is necessary for companies and legal entities that wish to invoice electronically to be registered with this entity. This process must be completed in spanish, so if you have any doubt, do not hesitate to contact any of our Nativu advisors.
Register as issuer-receiver
It is also necessary to register as Issuer-Receiver in the Registro Único Tributario (Single Tax Registry) RUT. This procedure may be carried out through the Portal de Administración Tributario Virtual (Virtual Tax Administration Portal) ATV web page. The purpose of this registration is to allow them to send and receive electronic receipts through the electronic invoicing provider.
Obtaining the cryptographic key
Finally, once registered before the ATV, in order to generate a valid electronic invoice, it is necessary that it is digitally signed by means of the cryptographic key. To obtain it, access the Virtual Tax Administration Portal again and click on the electronic vouchers option, which will allow the generation of the cryptographic keys.
After registering the cryptographic key, the system will be sending it to the electronic mailbox. In this way, the invoices issued from now on will have this security method that guarantees the legitimacy and veracity required by the Ministry of Finance.
Selecting a trusted software
The last step is to select an electronic ticket software that suits your company’s needs and configure it with the cryptographic key obtained before.