Last Friday I read a letter in the Irish Times from Seán O’Kiersey referring to the unusual decision taken by our Government not to issue invoices to people paying the household charge.
Reflecting on the decision not to issue invoices led me to believe that Ireland’s controversial household charge could be the spark that ignites e-Invoicing activity in the public sector in Ireland?
I wrote a reply to the Irish Times offering the services of my company Celtrino to resolve this invoicing impasse.
A chara, – Further to Seán O Kiersey’s letter (March 30th) concerning the absence of invoices to those paying the household charge, I too found this an extraordinary practice.
Without insight into the reasons behind this decision, I might nevertheless be of some assistance to the Government. As a company specialising in the issuing of paperless invoices on behalf of many hundreds of customers in Ireland for almost 20 years, I can offer the services of our company to the Government on a cost neutral basis. By utilising our existing infrastructure, we can create and issue these paperless invoices securely by e-mail to all those households who have registered online. For those households that do not have an e-mail address, we can arrange though our physical print and post partner to deliver the balance of invoices.
This can be done quickly and efficiently and will be consistent with industry best practice of issuing sales invoices/receipts for all monies owed/received. Should the Government wish to take up this offer, I can be contacted at the address below. – Is mise,
KEN HALPIN, Managing Director, Celtrino, 125 Parnell Street, Dublin 1.
April 4, 2012 in
e-Invoicing, PEPPOL, Public Sector