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REACH-IT

Invoicing and Payments

How can I prepare my accounts payable department or my accounting company in view of ECHA's invoices?
In order to ensure the timely payment of ECHA's invoices we recommend the following:
 
All the information you need for proceeding with the payment is visible in the invoice itself. However, depending on your internal administrative procedures, it is advisable that your accounting/accounts payable department is prepared for the payment of ECHA's invoices.
 
We therefore recommend that you set up ECHA's bank account information in the accounting system well in advance of the first invoice's due date. The following link contains ECHA's financial identification form with all the needed details: http://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13611/echa_financial_identification_sheet_en.pdf
 
If you use an external accounting company, please ensure that all required information about ECHA and REACH is passed on, in order to ensure the smooth handling of ECHA's invoices. It is also advisable that you ensure beforehand that there are no misunderstandings related to ECHA's status as an EU body which is exempt from any national tax or any value added tax. Please refer to QA 725 and 726.
 
Please make sure that the persons handling the payments of ECHA's invoices are aware that the payment should be made at the full amount so that any possible bank charges are not deducted from the payment.
 
Please inform your accounting department that if the invoice is paid after the extended due date, the REACH dossier submission will be rejected and the paid fee will not be refunded.
 

Please ensure that ECHA’s invoice number is stated in the payment instruction (see QA 721).

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