What is e-invoicing?

E-invoicing is the electronic exchange of invoices directly between the systems of a supplier and a buyer.

E-invoices can be sent directly between systems, even if the buyer and supplier are using different software, as long as both are Peppol e-invoicing enabled.

The ATO as a Peppol Authority

Australia and New Zealand (A-NZ) have jointly announced the adoption of the Peppol framework for e-invoicing. The framework is used in over 34 countries and is increasingly being adopted worldwide, helping to support international trade.

Peppol Authorities are established at a national level and are responsible for setting local requirements and managing participants of e-invoicing within its country.

The ATO became a Peppol Authority on behalf of the Australian Government on 31 October 2019. 

Although Australia and New Zealand have separate Peppol Authorities, the functions and technical support activities have been aligned to support one another.

Read more about our Peppol Authority functions.

How to become a Peppol-accredited digital service provider

Visit our Accreditation process page to find out what steps you need to take to become an accredited Access Point Provider (AP) or Service Metadata Publisher (SMP) Provider with the Australian Peppol Authority.

A-NZ Peppol GitHub

Final specifications for your implementation can be found on the A-NZ Peppol GitHub. Tracked versions of the specifications are available on our document library.

News on e-invoicing

Stay up-to-date with the latest news on e-invoicing by subscribing to our weekly Digital service providers newsletter or visit News and resources on the ATO website.

Contact us

If you have any questions about e-invoicing contact e-invoicing@ato.gov.au

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