Install the following modules to get all the features of the Egyptian localization:


Technical name


Egypt - Accounting


Default fiscal localization package

Egyptian E-invoice Integration


Egyptian Tax Authority (ETA) e-invoicing integration

Egyptian e-invoicing

Odoo is compliant with the Egyptian Tax Authority (ETA) e-invoicing requirements.


Egyptian e-invoicing is available from Odoo 15.0. If needed, upgrade your database.

Register Odoo on your ETA portal

You must register your Odoo ERP system on your ETA portal to get your API credentials. You need these codes to configure your Odoo Accounting app.

Access your company profile on the ETA portal by clicking on View Taxpayer Profile.

Clicking on "View Taxpayer Profile" on an ETA invoicing portal

Next, go to the Representatives section and then click on Register ERP. Fill out the ERP Name (e.g., Odoo) and leave the other fields empty.

Filling out of the form to register an ERP system on the ETA portal.

Once successfully registered, the website displays your API credentials:

  • Client ID

  • Client Secret 1

  • Client Secret 2


  • ETA should give you a username and a password to access their online portal.

  • Ask ETA to provide you with preproduction portal access as well.

  • These codes are confidential and should be stored safely.

Configuration on Odoo

To connect your Odoo database to your ETA portal account, go to Accounting ‣ Configuration ‣ Settings ‣ ETA E-Invoicing Settings, and set the ETA Client ID and ETA Secret that you retrieved when you registered Odoo on your ETA portal. Set an invoicing threshold if needed.

Configuration of the ETA E-Invoicing credentials in Odoo Accounting


  • Test on your preproduction portal before starting to issue real invoices on the production ETA portal.

  • Credentials for preproduction and production environments are different. Make sure to update them on Odoo when you move from one environment to another.

  • If not done yet, fill out your company details with your company’s full address, country, and Tax ID.

ETA codes

E-invoicing works with a set of codes provided by the ETA. You can use the ETA documentation to code your business attributes.

Most of these codes are handled automatically by Odoo, provided that your branches, customers, and products are correctly configured.

  • Company Information:

    • Company Tax ID

    • Branch ID
      If you have only one branch, use 0 as the branch code.
    • Activity type Code

  • Other Information:

    • Product Codes
      Your company’s products should be coded and matched with their GS1 or EGS codes.
    • Tax Codes
      Most of the taxes codes are already configured on Odoo in the ETA Code (Egypt) field. We advise you to make sure these codes match your company’s taxes.


Create a contact and a journal for each branch of your company and configure its ETA settings.

To do so, go to Accounting ‣ Configuration ‣ Journals, then click on Create.

Name the journal according to your company’s branch and set the Type as Sales. Next, open the Advanced Settings tab and fill out the Egyptian ETA settings section:

  • In the Branch field, select the branch’s contact or create it.

  • Set the ETA Activity Code.

  • Set the ETA Branch ID (use 0 if you have one branch only).

Sales journal configuration of an Egyptian company's branch


The contact selected in the Branch field must be set as a Company (not as an Individual), and the Address and Tax ID fields must be filled out.


Make sure your customers’ contact forms are correctly filled out so your e-invoices are valid:

  • contact type: Individual: or Company:

  • Country:

  • Tax ID: Tax ID or Company registry for companies. National ID for individuals.


You can edit your customers’ contact forms by going to Accounting ‣ Customers ‣ Customers.


Make sure your products are correctly configured so your e-invoices are valid:

  • Product Type: storable products, consumables, or services.

  • Unit of Measure: if you also use Odoo Inventory and have enabled Units of Measure.

  • Barcode: GS1 or EGS barcode

  • ETA Item code (under the Accounting tab): if the barcode doesn’t match your ETA item code.


You can edit your products by going to Accounting ‣ Customers ‣ Products.

USB authentication

Each person who needs to electronically sign invoices needs a specific USB key to authenticate and send invoices to the ETA portal through an ERP.


You can contact the ETA or Egypt Trust to get these USB keys.

Install Odoo as a local proxy on your computer

An Odoo local server works as a bridge between your computer and your Odoo database hosted online.

Download the Odoo Community installer from the page and start the installation on your computer.

Select Local Proxy Mode as the type of install.

Selection of "Local Proxy Mode" during the installation of Odoo Community.


This installation of Odoo only works as a server and does not install any Odoo apps on your computer.

Once the installation is complete, the installer displays your access token for the Odoo Local Proxy. Copy the token and save it in a safe place for later use.

Configure the USB key

Once the local proxy server is installed on your computer, you can link it with your Odoo database.

  1. Go to Accounting ‣ Configurations ‣ Thumb Drive and click on Create.

  2. Input a Company name, the ETA USB Pin given to you by your USB key provider, and the Access Token provided at the end of the local proxy installation, then click on Save.

  3. Click on Get certificate.

Creating a new thumb drive for the e-invoicing of an egyptian company.