Invoicing Costa Rica

Invoicing to Costa Rica

Following P&G invoice requirements will ensure that invoices are paid in accordance to the negotiated contract terms. In order to continue the efficient handling and payment of your invoices and improved customer service it is essential that you refer to the mandatory legal and company requirements to be added to each invoice or credit note.
It is of critical importance that we receive valid supporting documentation, meeting all legal and tax requirements. This will usually be an invoice drawn in accordance with the supplier's country regulations. In issuing that invoice, please make sure the correct P&G legal entity name, address and Tax identification number is used, and that the invoice format and content meets legal and tax requirements.
The invoicing guidelines have been broken down for you in the following manner:
  • Global Invoicing Guidelines - Refer to this document to understand what information to include on an invoice regardless of location.
  • P&G Legal Entity Information - Use this link to navigate a list of P&G entities in this specific country and find the billing address, mailing address, VAT ID, tax representatives, and other information related to legal entities.
  • Invoicing Requirements - View these detailed requirements to ensure your invoice meets all guidelines regarding supplier information, customer information, and general content information.
  • Other Considerations - Review these to determine any forms and approvals needed to submit your invoice, supporting documents, pre and post invoicing procedures, payment terms you need to comply to, and any frequent errors to be aware of when invoicing to this country.
Attention
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P&G Costa Rica Legal Entity Information

In order to enable P&G to pay your Company on time, your invoices and credit notes must adhere to the P&G Global Invoicing Guidelines and meet (as applicable) the Country specific requirements outlined in the "Invoicing Requirements" section. As best practice, suppliers should also obtain their legal and tax advisory for local compliance.

Please also make sure that the correct P&G legal entity name, address and Tax identification is used (as per below dropdown) and that you adhere to any other requirements outlined in the "Other Considerations" section when applicable.

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Use this dropdown to navigate a list of relevant P&G entities and find the billing address, mailing address, VAT ID, tax representatives, and other information related to legal entities. To determine which entity is appropriate for your invoice:
1) Refer to your PO.
2) For non-PO invoices - ask your P&G Contact.

Full Legal Name: Procter & Gamble Interaméricas de Costa Rica Ltda.
P&G Legal Entity Number: LE 656
Legal Identity Number: 3-102-16551231
Billing Address on the Invoice: This is the address that must appear on the invoice. Procter & Gamble Interaméricas de Costa Rica Ltda.
Parque Empresarial Forum Pozos de Santa Ana, San Jose Costa Rica.
Mailing Address for the Invoice: This is the address that must appear on the envelope containing the invoice(s). Procter & Gamble Interamericas de Costa Rica
Parque Empresarial Forum, Pozos de Santa Anna, Edificio B, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Full Legal Name: Procter & Gamble International Operations S.A.
P&G Legal Entity Number: LE 760
Legal Identity Number: 3-012-62456309
Billing Address on the Invoice: This is the address that must appear on the invoice. Procter & Gamble International Operations S.A.
Parque Empresarial Forum Pozos de Santa Ana, San Jose Costa Rica.
Mailing Address for the Invoice : This is the address that must appear on the envelope containing the invoice(s). Procter & Gamble International Operations S.A.
Parque Empresarial Forum, Pozos de Santa Anna, Edificio C, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Full Legal Name: Procter & Gamble International Operations SA
P&G Legal Entity Number: LE 819
Billing Address on the Invoice This is the address that must appear on the invoice. & VAT Numbers: Procter & Gamble International Operations SA
47 Route De Saint Georges
1213 Petit Lancy
Geneva
Switzerland.
VAT Reg. CHE-107.889.864TVA (most cases, please see notes below)
Mailing Address for the Invoice: This is the address that must appear on the envelope containing the invoice(s). Procter & Gamble International Operations SA
Parque Empresarial Forum 1, Edificio C de GBS
Pozos de Santa Ana, San Jose, Costa Rica.
Notes:
PROCTER & GAMBLE INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS SA is registered for VAT in a number of countries. Please ensure you mention the correct VAT Reg. No. & Fiscal Rep. data in accordance with local law on your invoices.

For supply of goods, typically you should use our VAT registration in the country where the goods are delivered to.

For vast majority of services invoices, the place of taxation is Switzerland, therefore the Swiss address of PROCTER & GAMBLE INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS SA should be mentioned on the invoice. There are however exceptions, in which case you should use the relevant VAT registration and Fiscal Rep. address. For example, if Use and Enjoyment rules apply in your country and to the services you are providing, please use our VAT registration and Fiscal Rep. address for that country. If you are unsure of the place of taxation of the service delivered, please seek tax advice from your tax consultant.

Costa Rica Invoicing Requirements

In order to enable P&G to pay your Company on time, your invoices and credit notes must adhere to the P&G Global Invoicing Guidelines and meet (as applicable) the Country specific requirements outlined below. As best practice, suppliers should also obtain their legal and tax advisory for local compliance.

Please also make sure that the correct P&G legal entity name, address and Tax identification is used (refer to the "P&G Legal Entity Information" section) and that you adhere to any other requirements outlined in the "Other Considerations" section when applicable.

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When applicable, view these detailed requirements to ensure your invoice meets all guidelines regarding supplier information, customer information, and general content information.

 
 
Customer Information
  • Full name of the customer.
  • Full address of the customer.
  • Ship To Information: Company Name, Address and Country.
  • Sold to Information: Company Name, Address and Country.
  • The VAT identification number of the customer.
Supplier Information
  • Full name of the supplier.
  • Full address of the supplier.
  • The VAT identification number/cédula jurídica of the supplier.
General Information
  • Date of issue of the invoice.
  • Description/nature of the goods or services.
  • Date on which the supply of goods or services was made or completed or the date on which the payment on account was made before any supply, insofar as that a date can be determined and differs from the date of issue of the invoice.
  • Quantity of the goods supplied or the extent and nature of the services rendered.
  • Taxable amount per VAT rate or exemption.
  • VAT rate(s) applied.
  • Total VAT amount.
  • Total Amount of the Invoice.
  • Sequential number, based on one or more series, which uniquely identifies the invoice.
  • Price per unit.
  • Any discounts or rebates, not included in the unit price.
  • Conditions of the supply (i.e. in cash, on credit, etc.).
  • Amount of an luxury excise tax, when applicable.
  • The value of the services rendered, separating taxed from exempt, by virtue of the sale of taxed goods or services.
  • Authorized Printing Company Data - Invoice format has to be pre-printed with the following fields: Complete Name, fiscal ID number, sequential number, space for the date, and Name and identification of the printing office and the fiscal authorization ("Autorizado mediante resolucion 11-97 del 09 de setiembre de 1997 de la D.G.T.D").
  • Supplier uses the Own System - Invoice must add the resolution “Dispensado de timbre mediante resolucion 11-97 del 09 de setiembre de 1997 de la D.G.T.D". In this case does not apply the Printer Office name, identification, fiscal authorization or pre-printed fields.
  • Supplier uses Electronic Invoice - Invoice must indicate the approval to use electronic invoice. In this case does not apply add the Printer Office approval or the resolution to use the own system.
  • Ship to information.
  • Invoices without PO (used with payment services authorization) - Approver name on the Invoice or Cost Center/ Profit Center/ WBS/ Internal Order or General Ledger (GL).
  • Credit Notes with PO - Material Number, Parked Credit Number (if available), Supplier Authorization Number (For Quantity Return it is the Return Authorization Number), Original Invoice Reference.
  • Credit Notes without PO - Supplier Code (Supplier Master Number), Cost Center/ Profit Center / SBL ID / WBS or Internal Order, General Ledger (GL) Account, Legal Entity (also known as Company Code), P&G contact name, Original invoice reference is highly recommended.
 

Other Costa Rica Considerations

In order to enable P&G to pay your Company on time, your invoices and credit notes must adhere to the P&G Global Invoicing Guidelines and meet (as applicable) the Country specific requirements outlined in the "Invoicing Requirements" section. As best practice, suppliers should also obtain their legal and tax advisory for local compliance.

Please also make sure that the correct P&G legal entity name, address and Tax identification is used (refer to the "P&G Legal Entity Information" section) and that you adhere to any Other Considerations that may be outlined below.

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When applicable, review these other considerations to determine any forms and approvals needed to submit your invoice, supporting documents, pre and post invoicing procedures and any frequent errors to be aware of when invoicing to this country.

 
 
Supporting Documents
  • If you are a Customs Agent, you must attach all supports of third party payments.
  • Attach copy of purchase order for purchase order based invoices.
Procedures
  • Send the invoice directly via courier to P&G General Office.
  • If you are a foreign supplier that provides raw materials to P&G, remember that the bill should be sent with the material and that the customs agent in the destination country will send the invoice to payment process.
Payment
  • P&G standard payment terms are 75 days, this applies to all new vendor registrations effective February, 2013. However, the payment terms will be defined by the P&G Sourcing Buyers according to “best value” and the agreements.
  • For local suppliers the payment terms will start with the reception stamp.
  • For foreign suppliers the payment terms will start according to the invoice date.
  • Standard duration is net 35 days for all electronic invoices or net 30 days for all paper invoices received.
Other
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