In 2019, the Philippine Digital Transformation Strategy 2022 was published. The document contains the government’s strategy for achieving digital transformation and stipulates that a new e-government system is to be completed and deployed by 2022. This will then include the mandatory issuance of electronic invoices. The electronic transformation, which the Ministry of Finance is aiming for, is expected to facilitate tax compliance, streamline business processes, implement a supporting infrastructure, maximize the usefulness of the information and improve digital literacy.
At the end of 2019, the Department for the Promotion of E-Governance (DICT) ensured that the public has online access to various government services.
According to the Billentis report, a pilot project was launched in 2021 to further advance the e-invoicing mandate, which is based on the South Korean model.