I have tried ordering several items from AliExpress to my Shopify store page to see how it all works and found out that they do not provide any kind of formal receipts / invoices.
My accountant says that if I don't provide receipts I can't deduct those purchases as business expense and therefore it will be taxed as profit. So i need the receipts/invoices for each product.
My company is registered in Romania, anyone has any experience here already, dealing with the situation like this?
Thanks in advice,
Hopefully someone has the answer
This is Max from the Shopify Team.
It looks like some workarounds have been listed in the Oberlo forums. Take a look and see if they'd suffice for your region and accountant.
The main idea is to manually record the details. Create a spreadsheet that includes ordered items and the price then to relate this back to your credit card/ account charges and submit these details as a packet.
I hope this helps you get started on how to submit these details! Feel free to reach out to us
over email, if you have any Shopify-specific questions :)
AliExpress which is owned by Alibaba is just a platform provider and you are actually buying from individuall suppliers and not from AliExpress itself.
Iam the developer of an app that is actually free unlike other options out there.
If you need to create AliExpress Invoices you can use Profitario. it is using a chrome extension to import all your orders and it then generate a print ready pdf for you. Yc can filter these Invoices by Supplier, Timeframe and their orderstate. Like refunded, closed and finished.
If your need help setting up Profitario here is a short HowTo Video:
This is the page where you can generate/download your AliExpress Invoices.
Once you have uploaded your orders you are presented a report page that gives you a nive overview of all your AliExpress expenses.
Here you can filter by supplier, product and orderstate. At the bottom you get see you Top10 most bought products and and overview of your payments.