This file contains a brief summary of new features and dependency changes or releases, in reverse chronological order.


  • Store files in tidier directories. All files handled by the app will be in an afip subdirectory inside MEDIA_ROOT. This does not require any changes or updates; existing files will remain in their current location and continue to be perfectly usable.


  • Add support for Python 3.7.
  • Add support for Django 2.1 and Django 2.2
  • Dropped support for Django 2.0.
  • Dropped support for Python 3.4.
  • Fix deserialization bug for AFIP metadata models.
  • Include factories for third party usage. These are useful for third party apps to reuse for their own tests.


  • Fix ocasional bug rendering barcodes.
  • Officially support Django 2.0.
  • Fix some tests, and drop GitLab CI.


  • Moved project to GitHub (this release just updates the docs and links).


  • Add templates for B and C type credit notes


  • PDF rendering now relies on django_renderpdf, rather than in-tree code, and PDF views now subclass that package’s PDFView, meaning that all their functionality is also available. This results in several changes:
    • ReceiptHTMLView has been dropped. To force a view to render as an HTML, add the querystring html=true. If you want to disable this behaviour for your subclasses, add the allow_force_html = False attribute to your subclass.
    • ReceiptPDFView now makes browsers render the file by default, rather than prompting to download a file.
    • ReceiptPDFDisplayView has been dropped in favour of the above.
    • ReceiptPDFDownloadView prompts users to download a receipt’s PDF. The PDF’s file name is now customizable by overriding get_download_name.
  • Allow filtering receipts [in the admin] by type.
  • Allow filtering receipts [in the admin] by issued date.
  • Allow searching for currencies by code, as well as name.
  • Drop support for Django 1.10.


  • Replace pybarcode with python-barcode, which is a fork of the former currently being maintained (we no longer depend on –pre releases).


  • Fix failing tests due to refactor introduced in 4.1.5.


  • The Receipt admin now includes links to each Receipt’s PDF.
  • Enable editing related_receipts as auto-complete fields (Django >= 2.0 only).


  • Fix stylesheets for PDFs failing to load on non-filesystem storages.


  • Fix issues reading keys and certificates from non-filesystem storages.


  • Fix some issues rendering PDFs when not using the default static files app.


  • Fix service dates (None) being shown for product-only receipts.


  • All migrations have been squashed. Please upgrade to 4.0.0 before upgrading further. See the docs for details.
  • Support for adding custom logos to printable receipts has been added. See the new TaxPayerExtras class for details.


  • The ReceiptPDF.save_pdf_to method has been removed.
  • The active_since field has been moved from TaxPayerProfile to TaxPayer.
  • Invoices in the admin will show a small asterisk if their value in the original currency doesn’t match their value in ARS.
  • The ReceiptPDF class now has a new client_vat_condition field. Newly created instances must define this non-nullable field.
  • ReceiptPDF instances will now auto-generate the PDF file when they are saved if the receipt has been validated. Note that they are only generated ONCE, and regeneration must be done manually.
  • Added a new ReceiptPDFDisplayView, that shows a PDF without prompting users to download it.
  • Only minimal dependencies are now specified, rather that pinned versions (this should avoid silly conflicts with other libraries requiring newer versions).
  • ReceiptEntry.vat is now blankable, making forms and admins less confusing.
  • Remove old monkey-patching code for the ssl module. This no longer seems to be necessary.
  • Fix issues displaying static files in receipts when not running in development mode.
  • ReceiptPDF.client_address can now be blank, given that this field may be absent for certain receipt types.
  • Added total_vat and total_tax properties to Receipt. This should be pretty self-explanatory.


  • The ReceiptPDF.save_pdf_to method has been deprecated and will be removed in 4.0.0.
  • VAT conditions in models are now limited to know types – this should very much help create UIs and forms. If you come across a missing VAT condition, please open an issue for it.
  • Improved the documentation surrounding PDF generation.


  • Use CAE expirations for receipt barcodes, not receipt expiration. This is the behaviour follows by AFIP’s own generators, even though the spec doesn’t explicitly state this.


  • New runtime dependency: pyBarcode>=0.8b1.
  • The receipt class now has a is_validated property to check if a single instance has been validated.
  • All internal errors now raise DjangoAfipException or a subclass of it.
  • Add barcodes to receipt PDFs (AFIP 1702/04).
  • TaxPayer certs are now blankable, which should improve admin usability, as well as make forms for new TaxPayers friendlier. You might need to check your forms if users are expected to always provide a certificate.
  • Certificate expiration dates are now stored (via a pre-save hook) and exposed by the TaxPayer model. This should also make it impossible to upload garbage instead of a proper certificate file.


  • Receipt entries are now shown in the Receipts admin.
  • Fix receipt entries being mis-rendered (missing quantity) in PDFs.
  • Allow generating PDFs for receipts via the admin.
  • Use PES (ARS) as a default currency for Receipts (only if metadata is present), and ‘1’ as a currency quote.
  • Customized admins are now included for a few more models.


  • The entire ReceiptBatch model has been dropped, along with Validation. Receipts are now validated via Receipt querysets, eg: Receipt.objects.filter(...).validate(). The existing ReceiptValidation objects remain unchanged.
  • Validation of Receipts can now be done in a single action via the Receipt admin.
  • Receipt instances have a new validate() method to validate that single receipt.
  • The receiptnumber tag is now deprecated. Use Receipt.formatted_number instead.


  • Drop support for Django 1.9, support Django 1.11.
  • The default ordering of Receipt instances has now changed, both via querysets and in the admin.
  • The total amount for receipts is not shown in ARS.
  • CI now run tests with all supported Python and Django versions.
  • This version has experimental Django 2.0 support.
  • Include a new ReceiptPDF admin.
  • All exceptions now inherit from DjangoAfipException.


  • Language settings of downstream apps should no longer generate bogus migrations for django-afip.


  • It is now possible to generate keys and CSRs for taxpayers, both programmatically, and via the admin.
  • The AuthTicket.authorize method no longer takes a save argument. Authorized tickets are now always immediately saved.
  • Add a missing migration.


  • Fix an error validating receipts with not VAT or Tax.


  • We now rely on zeep, rather suds, update your dependencies accordingly.


  • Raise CertificateExpired, UntrustedCertificate or AuthenticationError when attempting an authentication fail.
  • The field ReceiptEntry.amount has been renamed to quantity.
  • Add a links to documentation on where to obtain the AFIP WS certificates.
  • Introduce this changelog.


  • Fix inconsistencies in the return type for ReceiptBatch.validate().
  • Fix bad file names in PDF views.


  • Switched from suds-py3 to suds-redux. This should make installation a lot easier, since the latter is available on PyPI.


  • Fix a crash when fetching more than one point of sale.


  • Add support for Django 1.10.
  • The profile parameter has been dropped from the ReceiptPDF.create_for_receipt method.
  • Use PyOpenSSL to sign authentication tickets.
  • Dropped runtime dependency: The openssl binary is no longer required.
  • Added runtime dependency: pyOpenSSL.


  • The package version is not exposed via django_afip.__version__
  • Lots of documentation improvements!
  • Improve handling of some errors returned by AFIP’s WS when using invalid credentials.


  • Work around PyPI issues which resulted in failed deployments.


  • Each ReceiptEntry can now have a VAT attached to it.
  • Add a missing migration.
  • Each TaxPayer instance now has an is_sandboxed flag. Sandboxes and non-sandboxed users can now coexist. This flag should be updated to the current value of settings.AFIP_DEBUG. This setting had been dropped and will no longer be used.
  • Include a management command afipmetadata, to fetch all metadata from AFIP’s WS.
  • Make the ssl monkey-patching as least invasive as possible.
  • Improve error handling for openssl calls.
  • Add a new template tag format_cuit, which can be used to format numbers as CUITs.


  • Save PDF receipts into a receipts directory inside the media directory.


  • Only allow one TaxPayerProfile per TaxPayer.


  • Tidy up exception handling and corner cases for PDF generation.


  • Only allow a single ReceiptPDF instance per Receipt.
  • Failed receipt validations no longer raise an exception, but rather return a list of errors (since this handles partial validations better).
  • Lots of improvements to unit tests and error checking.