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New Zealand B2G e-invoicing March 2022

First step toward B2B and B2C PEPPOL-based e-invoicing.

New Zealand is set to adopt mandatory Business to Government electronic invoicing from 31 March 2022. This is based on PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0. Businesses must have and New Zealand tax Business Number, and then be accredited on the PEPPOL access point. No digital signature is required.

This is ahead of Australian e-invoicing, from July 2022 for B2G. The New Zealand and Australian governments have committed to a joint approach to eInvoicing. This began back in 2018 via the  Government Electronic Invoicing Arrangement

Pan-European Public Procurement Online (PEPPOL)

PEPPOL is an international non-governmental organisation which has developed a harmonised protocol and technical specifications for e-Procurement between governments and businesses. PEPPOL, which started in the EU, has been adopted by 38 countries.

This includes the exchange of electronic invoice via access points that connect businesses to the Peppol network and help them exchange invoices with there trading partners. PEPPOL is not a platform in itself; it is the agreed technical specifications, standards, agreements and on-boarding processes for businesses to adopt to ensure efficient electronic exchange of procurement documents, including:

  • e-Orders
  • e-Advance Shipping Notes
  • eInvoices
  • eCatalogues
  • Message Level Responses, etc.

For live e-invoice preparation in Australia with PEPPOL, VAT Calc’s real-time global Calculator and Auditor  services produce instant and accurate tax calculations into your ERP.

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