Characteristics of the electronic invoice in Australia

Australia began its electronic invoicing project with New Zealand in 2018 through the “Australia and New Zealand Government Electronic Invoicing Arrangement”. Since then, the Australian government has embarked on multiple initiatives in its digitalization strategy to incentivize private companies and public organizations to adopt the electronic invoice. It is highly likely that the Australian tax authority will publish a mass adoption plan for all taxpayers. Currently, it has announced that all government agencies must use the electronic invoice by July 2022. 

Tax Authority

Tax Authority

Treasury

Obligation

Obligation

Currently only the Commonwealth’s agency’s must adopt the electronic invoice by July 1st 2022.

Format

Format

PEPPOL BIS Billing 3.0.

Digital Signature

Digital Signature

Not mandatory.

Archiving

Archiving

5 years.

Required Administrative Transactions

Required Administrative Transactions

Users must have an accredited PEPPOL Access Point, capable of creating the messages according to the specifications of the PEPPOL network. EDICOM is an Australian tax authority accredited access point.

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Implementation of e-Invoicing around the world

The technical and legal requirements for e-Invoicing are different in each country. If you want to know the details and tax obligations of any particular country, just click on the map or choose a country from the dropdown list.

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