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  • Getting ready for e-invoicing

    E-invoicing solutions are currently being developed. We expect them to be available in the Australian market in the second half of 2020.

    Find out how you can get ready for e-invoicing:

    Businesses

    To find out how to start e-invoicing, contact your software provider to see if you are digitally ready, how and when they can help, and what you need to do. For example, you may need to update your existing software, or add an additional service.

    Also remember to:

    • find out what other help your software provider can offer you to make the transition
    • subscribe for their updates – for example, newsletters, web and social media.

    Tax professionals

    As a tax professional (including accountants and bookkeepers), start talking to your clients about e-invoicing and how it will benefit them.

    Keep an eye on any upcoming engagements for tax professionals to gain more information and understanding of e-invoicing.

    You can share information from our ato.gov.au/e-invoicing page with your clients to help get them ready for e-invoicing.

    Digital service providers

    We are working closely with the software and business community in implementing e-invoicing in Australia.

    Australia and New Zealand are both using the Peppol framework as the basis for e-invoicing. This is an internationally proven and collaborative approach to e-invoicing for the two countries.

    The ATO is the registered Peppol Authority in Australia.

    Access points and service metadata publishers

    Digital service providers can start offering Peppol e-invoicing services and solutions, such as becoming access points or service metadata publishers. If you're interested, refer to the ATO Software developers websiteExternal Link for more information.

    Accounting and procurement software providers

    Digital service providers who only want to provide e-invoicing accounting and procurement software, and do not intend to become an access point or service metadata provider, can look up the e-invoicing accredited service providers list and contact them about their e-invoicing offering.

    Government

    Local, state and Australian Government agencies should get involved in e-invoicing to experience the benefits that e-invoicing can bring.

    Talk to an access point or your service provider to get set up for e-invoicing. Find accredited access points on our e-invoicing accredited service providers list.

    Australian Commonwealth Government agencies who are capable of receiving e-invoices are committed to pay e-invoicesExternal Link within five days or pay interest on any late payments.

    To find out more, check our e-invoicing page or email e-invoicing@ato.gov.auThis link opens in a new window.

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    Last modified: 22 Apr 2020QC 57985