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The Information Zone of Cloud Invoice Implementation for Cross-border E-Commerce Suppliers

:::The Information Zone of Cloud Invoice Implementation>The Applying and Testing of Turnkey Transmission

3. Apply for Turnkey Transmission (Applications can be accepted from 2018/10/01)

Fill out online the form of "Application Form for of the E-invoice Platform (for the use of Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers Only)". After the application was submitted successfully, the E-invoice Platform will send out a Notice of Approval for Turnkey of the E-invoice Platform via email address provided on the application in 14 days basically. Please fill out a new application online if there is a change of IP or email address.

Please go to: "eTax Portal, Ministry of Fincnce/Tax on Cross-border Electronic Commerce/Cloud Invoice/Apply for Turnkey Transmission/Cross-border Electronic Commerce Business Entity Function Menu/Basic Functions/Application Form for the E-invoice Integrated Service Platform".【https://www.etax.nat.gov.tw/etwmain/ETW101W_IDF?redirectUrl=/front/ETW315W?type=6

  1. The Description of the Application Form for the E-invoice Platform (for the use of Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers only) Apply Form for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
    1. Contact Information: Name of contact technician, contact telephone number and email address for historical checklist are required. When it is officially online, the Platform will send by email the historical checklist (excel) daily for use of checking the uploaded information.
    2. Applying for Transmission: Both connected IP addresses for testing environment and formal environment are required. Please check off "New Application" and provide IP information, the external IP address of host used for cloud Invoices uploading.
    3. Scheduled Date of Testing: Please provide scheduled date of testing for Turnkey so that the E-invoice Platform may open the access for testing.
    4. Apply for Organization Object Identifier (OID) by Local Branch and Office of National Taxation Bureau: The Organization Object Identifier (OID) is required for Cross-border E-commerce Supplier to apply for a Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group. Please check off "Agreed" for local branch and office of National Taxation Bureau to apply for it on your behalf to the Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA).
  2. Email The Example for Notice of Approval on Turnkey of the E-invoice Platform:
  3. Turnkey Approved Notice for for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
    1. Important notes:
      1. "User login ID" and "User login Password" are required to login Turnkey. After login, please go to "System Administrator/User Management" and change your password immediately.
      2. "Transmission account number" and "Transmission account password" are the account number and password for the E-invoice uploading. Please login Turnkey and go to "System Administrator/Transmission Account Management" and add a new set of transmission account number and password.
      3. Turnkey Sender Setting for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      4. "Transmission routing code" is the sender's code of transmitter for uploading cloud invoices. Please login Turnkey, and go to "System Administrator/Sender Management" to add a new "Setting fo Sender".
      5. Turnkey SenderS etting for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers Turnkey SenderList for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      6. The information of the assigned the e-invoice alphanumeric numbers is provided for the use of Turnkey online test. The numbers used in uploaded cases of test must be within the assigned alphanumeric numbers.
    2. Attachment:
      1. "E-Invoice Self-Test before Turnkey Goes Online" involves testing regulations and items. Please operate according to the attached document. When completed, please refer to "5. Turnkey Online Test" for filling out online the testing information, then submit it for review.
      2. "The History Certificate Checklist" includes amount of cloud invoices uploaded daily, a list of unusual invoices issued and the description of unusual issued invoices. After Turnkey goes online, the E-invoice Platform will send the checklist daily to the entity to compare with the information uploaded.

4. Download and Install Turnkey(downloading is opened on 2018/10/01)

Download the manual, the software and associated documents for installation.

-The manual of Turnkey for E-Invoice Integrated Service Platform (ver. 2.7)【Chinese Ver.】【English Ver.

-Download Turnkey, the Transmission Software of Ministry of Finance【Windows Ver.】【Linux Ver.

5. Apply Online for the Transmission Certificate (Applications are accepted from 2018/10/01)

To transmit cloud invoices by Turnkey, the transmission must be signed electronically through certificate to ensure the identity of transmitter is undeniable. Please go to the Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA)【https://xcaweb.nat.gov.tw/XCA/XCA2Test/XCAPKCS10-CB/SAP-3.html】 and apply online for the "Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group", then import the Certificate to Turnkey and register it with the E-invoice Platform.

  1. The process of application and registration of transmission certificate:
    1. Download and install Turnkey: Use function of "MakePFX" to create the Key and the request file (CSR).Please note that the Key, the request file (CSR) and the Composed PFX Certificate must be executed on the same computer.
    2. Go to the website of Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA)【https://xcaweb.nat.gov.tw/XCA/XCA2Test/XCAPKCS10-CB/SAP-3.html】, fill out online the application, and upload the request file (CSR). After the application is submitted, print out the application of "Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group" for the responsible person to sign, then send by email the signed application in PDF file to local branch and office of National Taxation Bureau, in order for them to apply for you the "Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group" to Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA).
    3. The Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA) will review and approve the application in 14 days and send by email a Notice of certificate issued including serial number of the certificate. Please go to the website provided on the email for activation of the certificate, then download the issued "Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group".
    4. Compose PFX Certificate and Import to Turnkey:
      1. Use the function of "Generate PFX/Certificate" to transform the format of Certificate from CER to PFX.
      2. Use the feature of "Certificate Management" to add a Certificate in PFX format.
    5. Go to "Software Certificate Registration"on the E-invoice platform and register the "Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group". Please go to "eTax Portal, Ministry of Finance /Tax on Cross-border Electronic commerce/Cloud Invoice/E-Invoice Platform/Cross-border Electronic commerce Business Entity Function Menu/Basic Functions/Software Certificate Registration".【https://www.etax.nat.gov.tw/etwmain/ETW101W_IDF?redirectUrl=/front/ETW315W?type=5
    ApplyCert Process for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
  2. Registration of Transmission Certificate
    1. Execute the function of MakePFX on Turnkey, Click on Step1 Generate the Key.
      1. Please fill in "Tax ID Number" and "Set Up Passward" to generate Key.
      2. The key will be prodeced and the file path will be displayed below. The key's file path and "Set Up Passward" will be used in Step2 and step3.
      3. MakeCer Step 1 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
    2. Execute the Function of MakePFX on Turnkey, Click on Step 2 Generate Certificate Signing Request File (CSR)
      1. Input the file path and password on step1.
      2. Press the button of "Generate CSR". After the system completed the process, the file path will be shown on.
      3. Make Cert Step 2 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
    3. Go to the website specified by the Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA) and apply for "Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group"
      1. The application on website that the Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA) specified for Cross-border E-commerce Supplier is displayed as following
      2. https://xcaweb.nat.gov.tw/XCA/XCA2Test/XCAPKCS10-CB/SAP-3.htmlApply XCA for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      3. After the Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers have filled out online the form of "Application Form for the E-invoice Platform (for the use of Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers Only)」and checked off the box of agreed to have local branch or office of National Taxation Bureau apply for the Organization Object Identifier (OID) for them, the E-invoice Platform will send a Notice of Approval on Turnkey of the E-invoice Platform with Organization Object Identifier (OID) as the following screenshots. OID for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      4. Please complete the following items according to the description. When finished, please press the button of "send" to submit the application. Apply XCA 2 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      5. Click on the button of "print" to print out the application. The system will send out the letter of subscriber code. Apply XCA 3 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
        1. Please send by email the application that is affixed with seal (the authorized person's signature) to local branch or office of National Taxation Bureau (initial reviewing desk of XCA certificate for Cross-border E-commerce Supplier:vatxca@ntbt.gov.tw).After approval, the local branch or office of National Taxation Bureau will apply for "Non-IC Card Certificate for Organization and Group" for you to Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA). It takes about 14 days for them to process the application and produce the certificate. The Notice of certificate issued will be sent by email.
        2. Apply XCA 4 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
        3. The letter of subscriber code will be sent to the email address provided on the application. Please keep it to yourself. It will be verified in the process of certificate activation.
        4. Apply XCA 5 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      6. After the approval of the Certificate, the Mixed Organization Certification Authority (XCA) will send "XCA_Activate Certificate Notice"(including "Certificate serial NO." and the link of "Search and Download Certificate") by email. Apply XCA 6 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      7. Please click on the link in the email and activate your Certificate with "Certificate Serial Number" and "Subscriber Code" (please refer to the Letter of subscribe code). Apply XCA 7 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      8. Connect to the specified websiteas follows【https://xca.nat.gov.tw/web2/PEXE_XCA/Query.CEXE】, then enter the "Certificate serial No." and click on the button of "Search". Apply XCA 8 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
      9. Download the Certificate to computer used for Turnkey installation.Please go to the website【https://xca.nat.gov.tw/web2/PEXE_XCA/Query.CEXE】 to download this certificate. Apply XCA 9 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
    4. Execute MakePFX on Turnkey, click on Step3 Generate PFX, use the downloaded Certificate (CER) to generate PFX file of software Certificate.
      1. Fill up Step1 file path, "CER file Path" and "Password" set on Step 1
      2. Press the button of "Generate PFX". When system completed the process, the file path will be shown beneath "the software certificate was generated on". Mak eCert Step 3 for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
    5. Please go to "System Administrator/Certificate Management" on Turnkey and add the file of software certificate (PFX). Add PFX for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers
    6. Go to the Platform to register the Certificate (CER): Path: "eTax Portal, Ministry of Fincnce/Tax on Cross-border Electronic commerce/Cloud Invoice/E-Invoice Platform/Cross-border electronic commerce Business Entity Function Menu/Basic Functions/Software Certificate Registration"【https://www.etax.nat.gov.tw/etwmain/ETW101W_IDF?redirectUrl=/front/ETW315W?type=5

      Add CER for Cross-border E-commerce Suppliers

6. Apply for Turnkey Online Test (Applications can be accepted from 2018/10/01)

  1. The transmission and exchange of E-Invoice information must comply with the "Message Implementation Guideline For E-Invoice Data Exchange(MIG) ver.3.2".【Chinese Ver.】【English Ver.
  2. Before using Turnkey to transmit information, you must complete Turnkey Online Test in order to ensure the accuracy of the transmission. For detail, please refer to "E-Invoice Self-Test before Turnkey Goes Online(v4.4)"【Chinese Ver.】【English Ver.
  3. Go to the E-invoice Platform (testing environment) and register the Certificate (CER) Path: "eTax Portal, Ministry of Finance /Tax on Cross-border Electronic commerce/Cloud Invoice/Apply for Turnkey Online Test/Cross-border Electronic commerce Business Entity Function Menu/Basic Functions/Software Certificate Registration".【https://www.etax.nat.gov.tw/etwmain/ETW101W_IDF?redirectUrl=/front/ETW315W?type=4
  4. Complete the test according to "E-Invoice Self-Test before Turnkey Goes Online(v4.4)". When finished, upload the cloud invoices to the E-invoice Platform (testing environment), then go to the E-invoice Platform and fill out the forms for testing. Written paper will need to be transformed to PDF files and uploaded to the E-invoice Platform for review. On receipt of the files, the technical customer service of E-Invoice will provide feedback in about 2-3 days (the responding time may vary depending on how many cases they received). After that, the E-invoice Platform will send out a Notice of Approval to those who pass the test and provide them with formal environment for cloud invoices uploading.
    1. Path: eTax Portal, Ministry of Finance/Tax on Cross-border Electronic commerce/Cloud Invoice/Apply for Turnkey Online Test【https://www.etax.nat.gov.tw/etwmain/ETW101W_IDF?redirectUrl=/front/ETW315W?type=4
    2. Please refer to "E-Invoice Self-Test before Turnkey Goes Online(v4.4)" for instructions of filling out the forms on the E-invoice Platform.
  5. Testing Items for Turnkey Online Test:
    1. "(1) E-Invoice Operation Test" under "2. Preparation Test": check-off items on paper for review.
    2. "(2) Hardware/Software Environment Test" under "2. Preparation Test ": check-off items on paper for review.
    3. "2. B2C Test " under "Appendix, Upload Test Items": upload the information to the E-invoice Platform for review
    4. "4. Upload Result Test": check-off items on paper for review.
    5. "5. E-Invoice Alphanumeric Letter Test": upload the information to the E-invoice Platform for review.
    Reminder:Do not send real personal and business data to test.